Traceability Matrix Overview

Display a relationship to groups of entities through Innoslate's interactive matrix view, the Traceability Matrix.

Innoslate includes the ability to display a relationship to groups of entities through an interactive matrix view, called the ‘Traceability Matrix.’ The ‘Traceability Matrix’ displays an entity’s hierarchy to other entities.


Top X Axis Options

Hierarchy (Default)

The Hierarchy fetch option will display a different entity’s hierarchy on the Top X Axis.


The Query fetch option will display the results of an Innoslate search query on the Top X Axis.


The related fetch option will fetch all related entities by a single relationship.

Toggling a Relationship

To toggle a relationship, click the box which represents the intersection between the two entities you would like to relate. If the box does not already have an “X,” a new relationship will be created between the entities. If the box already has an “X,” the relationship will be removed between the two entities.

* Note: All changes made to the ‘Matrices’ will be queued until the matrix is saved. The matrix will be saved automatically when leaving the view or clicking the ‘Save’ button. To discard unwanted changes, click the arrow next to the ‘Save’ button and select the ‘Discard Changes’ menu item.

Paging the Traceability Matrix

Both available matrices utilize a paging system when large hierarchies of entities are to be displayed. This enables extremely large matrices to be displayed without major performance penalties. Click the right arrow button on the right side of the footer to view the next page of x-axis entities.


Traceability Assist

‘Traceability Assist’ will automatically identify likely relationships using pre-trained machine learning models. The suggested relationships will highlight in green. The darker the color green, the higher confidence a relationship should be present.


Suspect Assist

‘Suspect Assist’ will automatically identify related entities which have few similarities and low confidence of correctness. The suspect relationships will highlight in red. The darker the color red, the higher confidence a relationship should not be present.


Tutorial Video