Tip #9: Review how tagged values are being used
Enterprise Architect lets you define any number of tagged values for each EA element type. However, to see what they are, and to find out if they have been used, you must open the properties of each element. A long winded and inefficient process.
The faster way to get a full picture is to use Model Expert to analyze your model or package. This will show you, for each EA element type, all the TVs that have been defined, and how many of them have been populated.
In this example, the ‘Requirement’ element type has lots of tagged values (not necessarily a bad thing) but several of them have low percentage usages – for example, ‘Parent’ is used by only 3.5% of elements.
Again, not necessarily a problem, but it might be useful to see which modelers are using the low usage tagged values, and either discouraging them, or, if they are useful, encouraging other modelers to use them too.