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The Visio type browses a specified Microsoft Visio file (.vsd or .vsdx) for a custom string property named Requirements Traceability that uses the correct syntax for requirements or references.
The Visio type captures the following traceability information from a Visio source file:
|Note In Visio 2007, you must create the custom property on the shape data for a drawing. In Visio 2003, you must define the custom property on the drawing itself.|
To add a reference in a Visio document, insert the correct syntax for a Visio reference into the Requirements Traceability custom property of a page or shape. In Requirements Gateway, right-click a requirement in an upstream document covered by a downstream Visio document and select Copy For»Visio Requirements Traceability Property from the context menu to copy (Covers: reqid) to the clipboard. You can then paste the reference in a Requirements Traceability custom property.
Create a custom Visio type to capture traceability information if a Visio source document uses a custom property with a name other than Requirements Traceability. Select the Requirement element of the custom Visio type on the Types pane of the Configuration dialog box, and on the Analysis tab you can modify the default regular expression:
^Property: Requirements Traceability=(?!0.0+|0,0+)(VISIO\d+)
You can replace the Requirements Traceability string with the name of the custom property you want to use.