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External type (UPDM - DoDAF aliases)
To create an External Type:
From an Architectural Description or Service Description: right-click the Architectural Description or Service Description, point to New, point to DoDAF, point to All, and then click External Type.
An External Type does not appear on any diagrams.
There are no relationships that are of significant importance to an External Type.
The following sections provide information about how an External Type is used in the model.
Create an External Type from
Architectural Description
Service Description
Create from an External Type
Only the UPDM elements that can be created from all UPDM elements ( Representation, Definition, Information, and Metadata).
Shown on these diagrams, tables and matrices
Only the AV-2 Integrated Dictionary and StdV-1 Standards Profile, which can show all UPDM elements.
UPDM writeable properties
The following writeable properties are available on the External Type tab of an External Type element's Property Pages: