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SvcV-1: Services Context Description

 
The steps below walk the user through populating data in Collector for an SvcV-1: Services Context Description class diagram. This how-to topic presumes a novice-level knowledge of Architex and the Collector module. These steps can be completed by a user with write access to the module and architecture.
 
An SvcV-1 identifies services, service items, and their interconnections.
 
It may be helpful to sketch out the overall operation (on a whiteboard or paper) before entering data into Collector.
 
Nodes and elements that should be populated at the end of this process:
Node
Element
Views Also Used In
Capability
Name
Exposes
CV-1, CV-2, CV-3, CV-4, CV-5, CV-6, CV-7, OV-6a, PV-3, SvcV-8, SV-7, SV-8
Service Interface
Name
Composition
Generalization
Realized Service
CV-7, SvcV-2, SvcV-3a, SvcV-3b, SvcV-4, SvcV-5, SvcV-6, SvcV-7, Svcv-8, SvcV-10a, StdV-1
 
(Screenshots are from the SAR EA Example architecture, provided with most data services.)
1. Load the desired architecture (based on the UPDM 2.1 Framework) in Collector.
 
2. To capture the services, select the Service Interface node in the Outlook Bar.
2a. Enter the name of the role in the Name element. (If the node is empty, click the Add button in the Ribbon Bar.)
 
2b. In the Composition element, select the parent from the menu for each associated service. If the newly added parent does not appear in the menu, click the Update References or Refresh Data button in the Ribbon Bar.
 
2c. In the Generalization element, select the select the more general counterpart of the specific service.
 
2d. Associate the service that is performed by the selected interface in the Realized Service element.
 
3. Next, we need to document the relationship between capabilities and services. These are captured in the Capability node. Select that node now. Add new capabilities now, if needed. Select the services in the Exposes element.
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