Author Topic: "Access" relation should be allowed to reflect direction of the flow of informat  (Read 2882 times)

chgasser

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The Archimate 2.1 specification states that "the arrow head [of an access relationship], if present, indicates the direction of the flow of information" (reference: ยง7.1.6 http://pubs.opengroup.org/architecture/archimate2-doc/chap07.html)

However, Archi (v3.1) does not seem to accept this, and will only allow the arrow to point, for example, from a process to a business object (the relationship matrix in the Help section also reflects this). -- I may be wrong, but I believe that this contradicts the spec...

Suggestion: it would be nice to have a "loose" mode that does not enforce the "allowed relationships" matrix.

Kind regards
Chris

Phil Beauvoir

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Hi Chris,

if you select the Access relation and open the Properties window, you can set it to "Write", "Read", "Access" or "Read/Write". This will change the arrow head direction.

Phil
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chgasser

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Hi Phil,

Oops, looks like I failed to spot this field in the Properties window... Works like a charm, when you know how!

Thanks for your answer!
Chris