Element relationship / traceability matrix view?

In any of your products (including the newly released Agilian) - Do you have plans of adding a view or report that lists any objects that’s related to other objects? This is very useful for impact analysis and scoping discussion with the user.

IBM Rational has this report type and is called a traceability matrix view. Other products (like Sybase Powerdesigner) also has it. Some people call this feature a cross-reference report.

Here is an example screenshot from another tool called Enterprise Architect which shows what I’m talking about:

Thanks and more power to your team/products.

Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your feature suggestion. I have forwarded your need onto our development team. If we decide to support this, I will let you know. Once again, thank you for your suggestion. Please feel free to contact us if you have any needs.

Best regards,

I’m usign Agilian to evaluate its Requirements Capturing Feature.
I can’t find a Traceability Matrix that correlates any two kind of Requirement.
I need to determine the relationship from System Feature and System Requirement. How can I do this?

Thanks in advance.

Hi domenico,

Thank you for your post. We are sorry that currently there is no Traceability Matrix in our products, but you can try to use the Model Transitor to add transition between model elements. You can find more details of Model Transitor in http://www.visual-paradigm.com/highlight/modeltransitor.jsp

I hope this can help. If you have any further inquiries, please feel free to ask.

Best regards,
Lilian Wong

Has Agilian 4 got tracebility matrix as described above?


Has this feature been looked at? Any positive updates for us hoping for a traceability matrix feature in VP?

This feature is critical especially since we are looking at using VP as a tool to create our requirements, beyond modelling and maybe even as a repository. But without the matrix, it wont make much sense, might as well do it in Excel.

Please help.

thank you

The Enterprise Edition of Agilian do support creating matrix to review the relationships between model elements. You can find out more details about this feature at


Best regards,
Rain Wong

Thanks Rain. But we already have a corporate license for Visual Paradigm and because we’ve invested on that, we’d like to maximise use of the tool rather than buying a new one.

Is it possible to have this feature in future releases and have it as an update?

I’m not asking much, just a feature to connect requirements/ models together then with a button, I can view all of the connected requirements, hence a traceability matrix.

Hope your team can consider this.
Thank you.