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Problem:
-often initially create elements in current diagram (therefore package) for convenience)
-can only move thru project browser
-laborious with lots of packages

Idea:
- Ctlr-X to CUT element from current diagram / package
- Ctrl-Shift-X to CUT element from current package
- Ctrl-V to paste into
--- selected diagram
--- selected element
- Support multiple element selection and movement in one move

Benefits
- simpler moves
- vastly speed up inevitable refactoring of project organization

??

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Cannot see Files on Diagram ...
Either have a Diagram Sub Section ...
show as hyperlinks

MORE GENERALLY ... need a way to see show which elements have what entries underneath ... maybe an indicators bar on each element to show the presence of
.. constraints
.. requirements
.. files
.. details
.. etc.

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Show scenarios -- with Type + Name

There is currently no way to display the scenario on a diagram -- even though it is the meat of a use case.

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A classic problem is all the codes and supporting descriptors that are fundamentally part of the design, but not easy to capture in EA / UML, which concentrates on structure rather than values ...

E.g. I have lists of audit value descriptors and corresponding code constants ... or security permission descriptors

 ... simple ones could be represented as enumerations within a single class, but more sophisticated entries need to be run time instances of a "descriptor" class ...

Entry of run time values is simply too time consuming usng Alt-Shit-R ...

need a mass entry mechanism like a matrix - rows are instances, columns are attributes ... such a mechanism would should also allow the user to review all current instances / settings for a class ... and import / export

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Suggestions and Requests / Mass Change Use Cases to Rectangular Notation ...
« on: September 27, 2008, 12:43:06 am »
Rectangular notation is much more informative in diagrams but it takes 20 right clicks to change 20 uses cases ..

Please
a) Option to use rectangular notation by default
b) Mass change option applied to a group

This may also apply to other "Advanced" options ... like Make Composite...

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Bugs and Issues / Keyboard Acccelerator hangs EA
« on: October 11, 2011, 03:09:07 am »
no dialog box appears
Windows 7 64 bit 9.1.910 ...

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Bugs and Issues / Drag / drop hyperlinks, text errors
« on: January 27, 2011, 01:18:15 am »
EA seems to treat what is dropped as text w/o analyzing the nature of what is dropped ...

Hyperlink onto Diagram is saved as File .... not as Web Site ...
... then loses address when changed to Web Site ...

Hyperlink on Element ... thinks its on a diagram ...
... should create a web link in the Element ...

Text onto diagram creates the selected classifier ...
... then loses the TEXT ...

Text on Element ... should add to Files? web site ... with notes ...

THEN NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE FILES ENTRIES on DIAGRAMS ...

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Bugs and Issues / Fix paging numbers (11+) at bottom of Forum ...
« on: January 27, 2011, 12:58:22 am »
get cut off as you move to pages 11, 12 etc. etc.

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Bugs and Issues / Edit OBJECT name in project browser error
« on: August 19, 2009, 02:23:18 am »
An object named PARTICIPANT
is Displayed as PARTICIPANT :Authorized Functions
and the name changes to PARTICIPANT :Authorized Functions
once the name is edited in the Project Browser
and the user does not remove the ":Authorized Functions" trailer

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Bugs and Issues / Scenarios in Notes ... show scenario type but name
« on: August 14, 2009, 04:20:30 am »
See http://www.sparxsystems.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?num=1248108243 ... attaching a note to an element, then showing the element scenario shows the scenario type (BASIC / ALTERNATE etc. ) but not the scenario name (ie. what the scenario is !)
 ...





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