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Bugs and Issues / Re: CSV Import Character Encoding
« on: September 20, 2018, 02:07:38 pm »
Try the ribbon Publish > Model Exchange > CSV > CSV Import/Export.

For source code, look at the ribbon Configure > Model > Options > Source Code Engineering


You need to display the Diagram Properties DIALOG and select the Connectors page. The last item on this page is the Connector Notation field.

To display the dialog, right-click on the background of the open diagram and select the Properties option.

Qwerty, I think those are the Provided and Required Interface modes of the Exposed Interface element that Richard appears to have already discarded.

General Board / Re: Time traveling in EA
« on: August 09, 2018, 01:55:41 pm »
I'm not sure what kind of guide you might be referring to. Would this help?

EA 15.5?  Should that be 13.5?

General Board / Re: Icon overlay
« on: July 16, 2018, 09:24:52 am »
Bookmarks are implemented in EA 14, as described on the page that Arshad references, except that the ribbon option is 'Design > Element > Edit > Bookmark'.

If you don't want the bookmark to display, click on the element and select the ribbon option again.

General Board / Re: Default element size
« on: July 10, 2018, 09:52:48 am »
Cornelian asked what might appear to be a simple and specific question, but our responses demonstrate that there are a few variations on the theme. Have any of the responses helped you, Cornelian? What (type of) elements did you want to set the 'default size' for?

General Board / Re: Default element size
« on: July 09, 2018, 11:19:58 am »
No, I believe that Cornelian is saying that Ctrl+Z puts elements at their default size, but where does the user define what the default size is?

I am willing to stand corrected, but I think the default size in EA 'out-of-the-box' is system-defined, and the user cannot define it. However, the default size is generally the smallest 'empty' size, and the system automatically enlarges the element to give the best fit for its contents as it gains features and properties. The user can drag the borders to make the element larger and - if they have done that - smaller again.

If you are a technology developer, you can define default size as the system setting for your own elements in their shape scripts, using the defsize (width, height) method.

Bugs and Issues / Re: EA14 Special action / Properties dialog
« on: July 05, 2018, 09:37:22 am »
I hope I can clarify a few things here.

The Properties WINDOW is a dockable window that allows you to view and edit the properties of the selected modeling object - element, connector, diagram, attribute or operation. You are most likely to open the window at the start of a work session and leave it there as you work across your model. Whatever object you click on, the window immediately shows its properties.

The Properties DIALOG is a free-floating dialog box that helps you to view and edit a smaller range of object characteristics but a wider range of features, in that you can edit Notes, Requirements, Constraints, Scenarios, Tagged Values, Attributes etc. from within the dialog (these are not in the Properties WINDOW but have their own WINDOWS). The Properties dialog is specific to the selected object - you select the object, open the dialog for that object, do your work in it and then close it; you cannot move on to another object while the dialog is open.

Talking about elements (I have not gone over all the other object types yet) the options could be more consistent, but while one Properties option might just be 'Properties', there should always be another that states whether it is for the WINDOW or for the DIALOG.

Now, 'Special Action' - a number of element types have special characteristics or behaviours. For those elements, the 'Special Action' option opens a different dialog to define those special characteristics or behaviours. If the element is not a special case, then the option opens the Properties DIALOG. It basically means 'this option opens a dialog that is specific/special to the element you have chosen' whilst the associated 'Properties' option means 'this option opens a window that can show the properties of any object'.


Maybe on the problem system you have strict UML Syntax enabled, whilst it isn't enabled on the other installation?

On a diagram, attributes of an element are displayed in a compartment. You can hide the attributes in that compartment on a specific element - Right-click on the element in the diagram and select the Compartment Visibility option. Now, you can hide Attributes of a certain SCOPE by deselecting the appropriate checkbox in the Attribute Visibility panel, but to hide ALL attributes shown in the element, make sure that the Attributes checkbox is deselected in the Show Element Compartments panel.

If you want to hide the attributes on every element in a diagram, right-click on the diagram background and select the Properties option. This displays the Properties dialog for the diagram. Select the Elements page from the list on the left of the dialog. In the Show Compartments panel, again clear the Attributes checkbox.

Does that do what you wanted?

I think you would render an event of Tiggers as having a top made out of rubber and a bottom made out of springs...

(And pay due reverence to the combined work of A A Milne and Walt Disney.)

Ah - and I have looked more closely at what Arshad was talking about, and he was actually referring to the drop-down menu on the 'Hamburger' icon in the Project Browser toolbar. This does contain a 'Document Generation' option, but (still) not an 'Exclude Package from Reports' option. So use the ribbon.

If there is no Package panel on the Design ribbon, perhaps you have a customized ribbon where the Package panel has been specifically excluded. Let us know if that seems to be the case.

In the Project Browser, click on the Package.
Select the Design ribbon.
In the 'Package' panel of the ribbon, click on the Edit icon.
In the drop-down menu that displays, click on the 'Advanced' option.
In the sub-menu that displays, click on the 'Generated Report Options' option.
The Generated Report Options dialog displays.
Click on the 'Exclude Package from Generated Reports' radio button.
Click on the OK button

The Package you selected will be excluded from any reports generated on the hierarchy that contains that Package.

If you want to add the Package back in to the reports, go through the same process but select the 'Include Package in Generated Reports' radio button.

No, Arshad was saying that there is no Document Generation option in the Package Browser or Diagram context menus.

Through the ribbon, you can exclude any single Package from inclusion in a generated report. If you want to exclude more than one Package, apply the option to each Package.

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