Use the printer symbol to specify a printer. For all other types of devices use the Peripheral template.

Printer properties

The Printer tab

Property  Metamodel name Description
Short Description ShortDescription A short description of the item
Type PrinterType The type of the printer.
Show ShowType Display the type next to the symbol on diagrams.
Initial value is off.
Hardware HardwareComponent Use this field to point to a HardwareComponent, if it is necessary to describe the hardware device that is the printer.
Links to: HardwareComponent.
Serial number SerialNumber The serial number of the item. This field can be used if you have an internal serial number for all printers, while the manufacturers serial number is specifed in the HardwareComponent in the Hardware field.
IP Address IPAddress The IP address of the device if the address is fixed
Logical name/address LogicalAddress The logical name or address of the item.
Show ShowNetworkName Display the network name next to the symbol on diagrams.
Initial value is off.
Shared isShared Check this box if the printer is connected to a computer but has been made available for other users in the network.
Initial value is on.
Vendor Vendor The vendor of the item. The vendor might for instance be an internal organisation unit or an external supplier.
Links to: BusinessConnection, ExternalEntity, OrganizationUnit.
Support Support The support provider.
Links to: BusinessConnection, Person, ExternalEntity, OrganizationUnit.

The Economy tab

Property  Metamodel name Description
Date of purchase DateOfPurchase When the item was purchased
Warranty expires WarrantyExpires When the warranty of the item expires
Contracts HasContract All the different contracts connected to the item.
Links to: Contract.

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