Creating a Relationship from a Concept

  1. Click Gather.
  2. Choose a Whiteboard from the Whiteboard list.
  3. Choose a Concept.
  4. Click the Manage relationships icon . The Relationships for Concept dialog box opens.
  5. Click New Relationship.
  6. In Add Relationships, click the tab for the item type. The list of items appear.
  7. Optional: Type the name of the Requirement, Story, or Concept in the Find field.
  8. Select the item from the list and click Add. The Relationship Type & Direction dialog appears.
  9. Click the arrow to create a to or from relationship between the item you are currently in and the item you selected.
  10. Select the type of relationship from the Relationship Type list.
    The options vary depending upon the items to which you create a relationship.
    Type Description Available Status Values

    Creates an association between two items, without status.



    Creates a copy relationship. Future versions of Atlas will utilize Copy relationships to further support variant and re-use scenarios.

    With the current version, Copy relationships behave identical to Dependent relationships and they can be used to denote items that have been derived by Copy and Paste, for example items copied from template structures.

    Up-to-date, Deferred, Suspect.


    This type of relationship is designed to formally model a relationship of dependent items that need to be considered together.

    Up-to-date, Deferred, Suspect.

    Break down

    Items related with a Break Down relationship receive special handling in tracking views. Downstream items will appear in both the Tracking tab and the Tracking Gantt as if they were hierarchically children of the upstream related items. All statuses will also roll up. There is some logical overlap between Dependent and Break down relationships but in general Dependent relationships influence items while Break down items represent the same thing as the From item(s) but on lower, more detailed level.

    Up-to-date, Deferred, Suspect.

  11. Click OK.