Atlas consists of five perspectives. The icons to access the perspectives are located across the top of the page:

Before you start using Atlas, you'll need to understand the organizational structure. Atlas uses Projects, Requirement Types, and Requirements to organize and convey information. These levels are nested within each other, with Projects being the topmost container.


Atlas stores Requirements in Projects. Projects stored in the same server share a common set of properties (Requirement Types, Attributes, security profiles, users, and groups).

Requirement Types

Atlas organizes Requirements by type. A Requirement Type defines a logical grouping of Requirements that share common Attributes. Atlas makes it easy to re-use Requirement Types among Projects. Once created, a Requirement Type can be assigned to any Project, minimizing the time it takes to create Projects.


Requirements are the primary artifact in Atlas. Use the Requirement Tree and the Requirement Grid to view your Requirements. You can toggle between the two by clicking the corresponding icon in the Define perspective.