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I faced the same problem. The workaround I use:
1. Assign a special tag to all relevant entities (of different types).
2. Create an user search that finds all items by this tag
3. Use the search as Source/Target in the relationship matrix.

Bugs and Issues / Re: 1303: "lock" doesn't lock Text or Boundaries?
« on: August 11, 2016, 10:06:26 pm »
So where do you get 1303.  I've just downloaded the latest from the link and it says V 13.0.1302.52 vs 13.0.1302.52
Looks like Paolo has the older version (13.0.0 vs 13.0.1302)

To clarify...

EA reports 13.0.1303.  The executable (within the details tab) shows


To obscure... ;)

  • Installer EA130_Reg.msi (properties/details) reports: 13.0.1302.52, created on 21.07.2016 01:08
  • Installed EA.exe (properties/details) reports:
  • Running EA (Start/Help/About EA) reports: 13.0.1303 (Build 1303).

So it's definitely 13.0.x.x :)

Some dialogs, especially with variable part(s) (e.g., long strings or lists) have fixed size. It's out-of-date.

General Board / Re: Document a package reference
« on: January 23, 2013, 01:38:00 am »
 |->Package1 <-- documenting only this complete package works fine
 |     |->Elements
 |     |->Package2
 |     |     |->Elements
 |     |->Package3
 |     |->Elements
 |     |->Package5

I have a package with some child packages.
Now, what I like to do is to document Package4 like it was a child package of Package3, but I do not want to move or copy the package to avoid modeling things twice.
So something like a reference from package3 to Package4 or something?

Anyone any ideas?

Thanx in advance
The existing package reference shown on your tree does model a "containing relation" only:
  • RootPackage2 does contain Package4;

RootPackage2 does NOT contain Package3.
[/list]So Package3 cannot contain Package4 and vice versa.

In other words, the relation "package is contained in" is the same as "package is child of". What do you want is obviously to model some other kind of relation. What is a matter of?

General Board / Features visibility and class inheritance
« on: January 23, 2013, 12:39:45 am »
Class D is derived from the class B. I want to show selected operations of the class D on a class diagram; e.g., one operation of the class D and one inherited operation of the class B - both operations within one visible item represents class D. I want avoid to show class B on the diagram.

There are following problems:
1. The dialog "Supress Features in Diagramm" shows the features of the class D only, I cannot select desired operations of the class B.
2. I can activate checkbox "Inherited Featues/Show Operations" but it has no effect if custom Operation Visibility selected.

Do someone know how to solve these problems? TIA

General Board / Re: Modeling Use Case Trigger and Issue
« on: January 19, 2013, 12:06:22 am »
I Added Issue Element from Common tools in Use Case Diagram and created relationship but I cannot publish them in the RTF documentation. How do I do it?
You can create your own Document Template, then edit it and activate using of the Package/Element/Connector. An Issue is an Element too, it will be publisched as any other Package's Element.

Bugs and Issues / Re: EA10 - Note pane covered by grey area
« on: January 17, 2013, 07:34:45 am »
EA10 on a vmware machine XP (SP3) running on top of a Win7 Pro.

By the way, I noticed that when I resized the note pane (making it lower) the grey area remained in size, but, the grey color was replaced by what I had in the backgrund right then (a diagram), which I realized when I resized it to bigger size again.


// Rolf Lampa
It's either something very simple or conjunction of many circumstances. I use EA10 on (real) XP SP3 and have tried on VmWare Win7 on top of Win7 (not just you have) - I have never seen such visual effects. I would guess, it's a problem of VM video driver or VmWare Tools. Have you tried EA on the physical machine directly?

Bugs and Issues / Re: EA10 - Note pane covered by grey area
« on: January 17, 2013, 04:17:58 am »

Testing EA10: The Note pane is covered by a grey area to the upper left...
Note pane in the "Properties" dialog? Or in the floating/dockable view? Note of what element?

Could you publish a screenshot?

(square, 5x5 inches or so)
All visible objects on the computer monitor have the size measured in pixel. Inches size depends of your monitor size and is unfortunately hardly informative.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Problems with modal windows on two monitors.
« on: January 16, 2013, 05:43:19 am »
A window pops up in a not visible place of the screen. Once it is a modal window  the unique way to proceed is Ctrl+Alt+Del and close the EA.
Try to to use ALT+ENTER, then ENTER, then arrow keys to move the dialog and make it visible.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Missing name column in class operations detail
« on: January 14, 2013, 03:44:05 am »
Hi Paul
Meanwhile I found the reason for the missing header column. The column headings are draggable. Apparently I removed the column by accident... I am not sure if this is mentioned in the user guide.
I guess this is a standard behaviour of this Windows control; yes, it can sometimes surprise. But such behaviour doesn't belong definitely to the EA user guide.

Anyway, thanks four your help and the hint regarding image posting (see below!)

Bugs and Issues / Re: Missing name column in class operations detail
« on: January 14, 2013, 01:42:37 am »
Hi Paul
Perfectly right, yes. By the way, how did you post the image? I prepared one to illustrate the posting but could not find an attachment link.
I place the image file on a hosting and its URL into img-tag.
Code: [Select]

Bugs and Issues / Re: Missing name column in class operations detail
« on: January 13, 2013, 05:24:05 am »
In EA10 in the class operation dialog the name column is missing. Does anyone have an explanation for this?

Do you mean this dialog?

"Name" column is marked - I can see it.

Uml Process / Re: property as Operation in EA?
« on: January 28, 2013, 09:22:33 am »
EA placed the private variable declarations in the Attributes compartment, but it imported the public properties into the Operations compartment?
The scope (private, protected, public etc.) make no difference: variables are equivalent to attributes and properties - to operations.

These are setters and getters, but I have typically saved the operations compartment for methods that have behavior. Just wondering what others thought . . .
Both getter and setter can have a behaviour, so a property is rather an operation than an attribute. Using of a property seems like using of an attribute, but it's syntax sugar only.

Uml Process / Re: creating use cases
« on: January 09, 2013, 11:21:17 pm »
Yes, I have a section called EXCEPTIONS and another called ALTERNATE FLOWS, where can I enter them on your template?
Open the "Properties" dialog for an use case element. In the tree (on the left side) select "Scenarios", in the Scenario pane select "Structured Specification" (selected by default).

You can first insert text description for each step of the use case basic path ("sunny day scenario")  via copy-paste from your Word document.

Then you can select any step and add either an alternate path or an exeption path to.

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: C# Using Statements
« on: June 11, 2012, 05:06:24 pm »
You mean for each class i will have to do that? thats cumbersom if I have to generate 50 odd classes? :-[
For each c# file; you can tell EA to generate one c# file for more than one class (though this is some cumbersom too).

But you should write code for each class; a description for each class, each attribute/operation etc. That were more to do than copy/paste of some (few) #using lines ::)

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