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How do I view an existing project?

How to view object’s properties?

Some items in the browser disappeared. Where are they?

How to download an existing project from a shared repository?

The license has expired. What should I do?

Can I change activities’ properties?

Can I change activities’ appearance?

Is it possible to link an object from interview with an object in a business layer?

 


How do I view an existing project?

Open the project by double-clicking on a project file; these files are represented by an icon in the shape of a hand and have the .crx extension. The file extension may be hidden depending on your computer’s setting. Craft.CASE’s Launcher window will appear. In the Launcher click on the Browser button. A Browser window will appear. It’s a good custom to start browsing the project by viewing its Business architectures, so click on the “Business architecture [a number]” on the left side of the Browser window. On the right side of the Browser window you can see all of the Business architectures contained within the project, represented by lines. Double-click on any line - the selected Business architecture will appear.

You can zoom or pan around the Business architecture by rolling the mouse wheel or by moving the mouse while holding the mouse wheel pressed.

How to view object’s properties?

In the Browser window click on an object listed in the right upper-area of the window. The properties of the selected object will appear lower in the window.

In any diagram editor (eg. Business diagram editor, Business architecture editor or Sketch editor) click any graphical symbol on the diagram. The selected object’s properties will appear on the right side of the diagram editor. The selected object’s graphical representation will be outlined by small black boxes (“handles”).

Some items in the browser disappeared. Where are they?

The Browser window contains a few filters that might restrict the items contained in the Object list view situated on the top-right side of the window. To erase all the filters and display all objects, click on the Show all objects button. If the searched object is still not in the Object list view, try to lookup in the search dialog in the Project menu or in the Restore bin accessible from the Launcher window.

How to download an existing project from a shared repository?

Start the Craft.CASE program. In the menu click Project/Check out. If your repository credentials are specified correctly, you will see the list of projects that you have been granted download rights to. Choose the project of interest, choose its version (the latest version is on the top) and click the Check out button.

The user’s credentials and repository address can be set in the menu Tools/Application options on the Database profiles tab.

If the menu item Project/Check out is disabled or is not visible at all, you do not have a valid Team licence.

The license has expired. What should I do?

If, after starting the Craft.CASE program, a dialogue window appears saying “The license has expired” or “The license is invalid”, it is necessary to order and install a new license file. Instructions for doing so are here. Without a valid license some important actions are restricted (saving, printing, exporting, …).

Can I change activities’ properties?

Yes. A property can be set to all activities in a given project in the Settings window, which is accessible from the Launcher by pressing the Settings button. In the left menu, select the Activity option, right mouse click the white field in the Properties tab and select Add. Be sure to set a name for the new property and then press the New button. Select the property type and its initial value. Finally, press the Apply changes button.

Can I change activities’ appearance?

Yes. You can change the appearance of concrete activities by selecting them (hold the Ctrl key to select multiple activities) and change their appearance attributes on the Scheme tab. You can also change the appearance of all activities that meet a particular condition. The User’s manual contains information on how to specify the bindings between an activity’s appearance and its properties.

Is it possible to link an object from interview with an object in a business layer?

Yes. It is possible to link any symbol in the Sketch diagram with any object from Business, Conceptual and Hierarchy phases of the C.C method. You can do so in the Implements or Implemented by tab after selecting one of the objects that is being linked. This feature is here to help identify items from interviews which have not been covered yet by the project progress.

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