Links explorer

The links explorer displays linked artifacts in a graphical diagram. Use the links explorer to view linked artifact information, to create, delete, and explore linked artifacts, and to remove and modify links.

When you open the links explorer, the artifacts you selected are displayed at a display level of 1.

linked artifact example
To dynamically change the link level of the entire diagram, click the relations menu relations menu and from the Levels to expand list, select a different link level.
levels to expand

To dynamically expand the link level of a specific artifact, click the Expand links icon of the artifact:

expand link node
To dynamically collapse the link level of a specific artifact, click the Collapse links icon:
collapse link node

To view the details of a specific artifact, hover over the artifact; information is displayed in hover text. To edit an artifact, add a link, or delete an artifact, highlight the artifact and click the respective artifact icon:

hoover text

Other information display options

You can further change the information that is shown in the links explorer by clicking the following icons in the toolbar.
  • To change the layout type, click the Layout Type menu Layout Type menu item. You can choose from the layout types that are shown in the following table.
  • To change the artifact arrangement, click the Appearance menu Appearance menu item. You can choose from the appearance choices that are shown in the following table.
  • To filter the diagram by link type, adjust the primary link levels that are displayed, or specify the link level for the entire diagram, click the Configure Link Display menu Configure Link Display menu item.

For information about keyboard shortcuts in the links explorer, see Shortcuts for the Requirements Management application.


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