In engineering projects, it is common for your hardware to have a large number of requirements and specifications with which such requirements are associated with. In the requirements module in Valispace, you can organize requirements into folders, sections, and subsections, allowing easier navigation and organization of the requirements within your project.

 

Folders

Folders can contain all the requirements in the associated specification sections and sub-sections in the requirements tree.  

 To create a folder, click on the “ + Folder” button (1) on the top right-hand corner of the side panel in the requirements module. A pop-up window opens asking the user to input the folder name. The user has the option to create a simultaneous folder by clicking “creating & add new”.

Note:

  • Folders do not have a “details” Panel which contains information like description, owner, or components.

  • Admin can set folder permissions as well. To know more about permissions, please refer to the permission section.

  • The folder cannot contain only requirements. A specification has to be created inside the folder to add the requirements.

Specification Sections

Specification holds all the requirements associated with a specific group, in the example below the requirements for the satellite are sectioned into the requirements for the battery, AOCS, EPS, etc.

To create a specification, click on the “+ Specification” button (1) in the upper left-hand corner of the side panel and provide a specification name and click “create (2).

Note:

  • The specification has its own details panel. The details panel contains information such as description, owner, and components. If the specification has the component assigned, all the requirements in the specification are automatically assigned to the component.

  • Admin can set custom specification permissions for any specification as well. To know more about permissions, please refer to the permission section.

Specification Sub-sections

Subsections hold the requirements from specific sections within a specification. To add a sub-section, right-click on the specification section and select  “+ Add Section".

Note:

  • The section has its own details panel. The details panel contains information such as description, owner, and components. If the specification has the component assigned, all the requirements in the specification are automatically assigned to the component

  • User has the possibility to create subsections within a section and breakdown the requirements grouping

  • Admin can set folder permissions as well. To know more about permissions, please refer to the permission section.

Moving Requirements from one specification to another

If the user wants to move one or many requirements from one specification to another specification, it can be done by following steps

  • Enable “ specifications” in the columns. The column field can be found on the right side (1) and tick the specification. Also, you can click the three lines on each column field to choose the columns (2). You can choose any convenient way that works for you.

  • Select the requirements by clicking on the small checkboxes next to identifer and then double click on the specification column to have a drop-down menu of the specifications that are listed within the project. This process is summarized in a small video below

Adding/Moving Requirements to Sections

If your specification has different sections, you can assign your requirements to the sections. To assign a section to your requirement, Enable the “section” column similar to the above gif. Once the Section column is visible, double click on the cell to have a list of the sections available. Users have the possibility to add sections to new requirements and also change the requirement to different sections.