Add a Link To A Use Case

If a step in a use case refers to another a separate use case (for example, a single step in a use case might be described in detail by a separate use case), you can insert a link to that separate use case. To create a use case link, right-mouse-click on the step you want the reference inserted and choose Insert Use Case Link (Shortcut: press Ctrl-L to add a link to the use case step where the editing caret is located).


 insert use case link menu



insert use case reference


You can edit the inserted text to make it grammatically correct. Navigate to the linked use case by clicking on the blue underlined identifier. Hover over the blue underlined identifier to show the use case description in a tool tip.

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    Jennifer Blalack

    Would like to see a sample UC model that includes guidance on leveling using CaseComplete:

    Use Case Level

    Cockburn distinguishes three main levels of use cases, being:

    User Goal
    Furthermore he uses a sailboat analogy with corresponding symbols.

    Summary use cases are at cloud or kite level
    User Goal use cases at sea level
    Sub-function use cases are under water at a fish or      clam level.

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    Jason Payne

    Hi Jennifer, CaseComplete certainly supports this methodology on use case leveling - please see the attached for the built-in "Level" field on the details tab of your use cases. Summary, User and Subfunction are all included values for this field, and you can add to that selection - or change those defaults - by clicking Tools / Built-in Fields on the ribbon bar. We also include a sample project with the software (in the Getting Started section of the Start tab) that you can look at to see an example of how to set up your use cases.

    Regarding specific guidance to using leveling, you may want to start a new topic in our public users forum, where you can ask other CaseComplete users questions that are specific to the software. (You're there now!):

    Alternatively, you could check out the Use Case Professionals group on LinkedIn. This one's not specific to CaseComplete, and you might find better answers to more general procedural questions regarding use cases:

    As always, please let us know if you have questions specific to CaseComplete's functionality, and we'd be glad to help out. Thanks!


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