Analysis Stereotypes

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Enterprise Architect has some built in stereotypes that you can assign to an element during analysis. The effect of these stereotypes is to display a different icon from the normal element icon, providing a visual key to the element purpose. The diagram below illustrates the main types of inbuilt icons for elements:


The stereotypes used are:

·Boundary - for a system boundary (eg. a Login screen)
·Control - to specify an element is a controller of some process (as in the Model-View-Controller pattern)
·Entity - the element is a persistent or data element
·Worker, Caseworker and Internal Worker - denotes specific roles in the analysis based on RUP and Robustness analysis guidelines