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Create Specifications

A Specification is a collection of requirements that can be technical, stakeholder, system, functional requirements, or others. Valispace allows the user to create as many specifications as wanted within a project.

Creating a new specification

The first step is to create a new specification, which is a type of dynamic document holding and managing your requirements. To create a new specification:

  • Click on “+ Specification” (1) in the left sidebar to create a new specification

  • Provide the name (2) and the respective component of the specification (3)

  • Select “Create” or “ Create & add new”


Creating a Specification

Things to know:

  • In case you don’t want to assign the component while you are creating it, you can assign it later in the “Spec. info” panel of the specification

  • The “Create & add new” option allows you to create simultaneous specifications without leaving the “Create new specification” popup

  • The specifications hierarchy on the left side is arranged alphabetically

  • Within each specification’s “details” section, the user can add a description of the specification and assign components and owners. See Figure Spec. info.


Spec. Info - In the Specification info tab you can see and set important Specification nformation such as Abbreviation (used as naming convention for Requirements), Description, Subscription, Default Component and Ownership.

Assign Specifications to Components

A specification can be linked to one or more components in your design. If a specification is assigned to a component in your design, it means that all requirements inside that specification will apply to the assigned component and can be verified against your design.

To assign a component from your design, click on the '+' sign in Assigned components at the top of the page (1). A popup will appear, where you can select the desired component (2). Also, you can assign components to specifications while creating the specification.


Default Components - Adding Default Components to your Specification lets you Verify your Requirements against those specific Components once you start assigning Verification Methods.

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 the next 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.


Enabling Specification Column - By enabling the Specification column you can easily move Requirements from one Specification to another.

  • Select the requirements by clicking on the small checkboxes next to the identifier 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:

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