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SV-2 – Systems Resource Flow Description

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A SV-2 specifies the System Resource Flows between systems, the communication links between systems and the protocols used by those ports when communicating with other systems.


The intended usage of the SV-2 includes:

  • Resource Flow specification.

Product Description

A SV-2 comprises Systems, their ports, and the Resource Flows between those ports. The architect may choose to create a diagram for each Resource Flow for all Systems or to show all the Resource Flows on one diagram if possible.

Creating a Systems Resource Flow Description

To create a Systems Resource Flow Description diagram:

  1. Click on Systems Resource Flow Description in the Action Artifact area, and then select Create New Diagram.
  2. Type the diagram name and press Enter.
  3. A blank diagram is created and you can start constructing the view. Reuse resource types (ResourceArchitecture / System / CapabilityConfiguration / Organization / Person / Post / Responsibility / Project / NaturalResource / ResourceArtifact / Software / Technology) (recommended) through dragging and dropping them from the Model Explorer. Resource types are defined in SV-1.
  4. Create ResourceConnectors between ResourceRoles. If ResourceRoles weren’t yet defined in SV-1, you can create them in this view.

DoDAF Example: Systems Resource Flow Description