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Uml Process / Creating deployment
« on: June 08, 2018, 09:56:20 pm »
On p. 654 of the UML 2.5 specs (fig. 19.7) there's a <<deployment spec>> attached (like an association class) to a deployment connector. How can this be created in EA?

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General Board / The forum has been updated!
« on: May 12, 2018, 08:25:00 pm »
What does that mean? This message appears there for ages.

Further: Enterprise Architect 13.5 Released! Hmm. Aren't we already at 14?

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Bugs and Issues / Log file from XMI import
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:51:00 am »
There's a check mark "Write Log File" in the XMI import dialog. Fine! But where the hell is that log written???

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Suggestions and Requests / Connectors GUI
« on: March 19, 2018, 10:38:13 pm »
- When editing connectors I usually need the Roles tab open. It would be nice to have that done optionally/automatically.
- I'm using the IsOwned property regularly. Unfortunately it's placed light years away. If the properties window would be a bit larger, the "Advanced" tab could be open all time.
- Instead of True/False drop downs, would you please implement check boxes?? Generally???

Not asking for a style guide since I will not wait until hell freezes over.

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Bugs and Issues / Help Page tabs wrong
« on: March 16, 2018, 08:24:49 am »
Apparently the Tabs "Website" and "User Guide" seem to be swapped. While "Website" lists PDFs, "User Guide" lists web sites. It might well be connected to Sparxian logic, though.

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Uml Process / {query} constrained operations
« on: March 15, 2018, 02:43:40 am »
I had imported OMGs UML metamodel and just realized that most (all?) operations are suffixed with {query}. I don't see anything in EA that lets me set this. But going into the Post tab I find an OCL constrained which has written "Body" in the Type drop down. It's not possible to set that in EA manually. Could anyone from Sparx enlighten me what that is?

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P.S. The metamodel seem to have a property  isQuery : Boolean = false

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Uml Process / Tagged values
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:47:55 pm »
I was pointed to this by a recent question in StackOverflow: tagged values do no longer exist in the UML 2.5 specs. The only real mention is on p. 205
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When a Stereotype is applied to a model element, the values of the Properties have traditionally been referred to as tagged values.
That's it!

Now, what would that mean to EA? A concept that is used vastly in MDG does basically not exist in UML. How does that fit?

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P.S. Also, there is a constraint regarding stereotypes on p.278
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/profile : Profile [1..1]{}
which EA obviously ignores.

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General Board / Help with the help
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:09:32 pm »
Now that from time to time I have to work with V13 I have the need to consult the former help. Up to V12 the object model was reachable from a side bar directly. The new unhelpful layout (http://www.sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/13.5/index/index.html) does not longer have the side bar. It even seems to miss a link to the object model. Or I can't find it. Where is it now. No longer needed???

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Bugs and Issues / hasProperty("concurrency")
« on: October 03, 2017, 11:18:45 pm »
According to the help this is listed under elements. I have not found any element with such a property. However, messages in SDs do have that property and the shape script reacts correctly. So I guess this is simply a faulty documentation here?

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Bugs and Issues / To rectangle or not to rectangle?
« on: September 28, 2017, 05:45:24 pm »
I'm trying to switch between MDG stereotyped rendering and rectangle notation. So what I did is this:

- Create a BPMN2.0/Business Process/Data Store which renders a nice disk cylinder shape
- Now from the context menu Appearance/Select Default Image
- Leave NONE in the menu (why the hell does the dialog pop up at all since it promises to set the "Default Image" and not the "Alternate Image" like the menu option below)
- The element renders rectangular

Now, that's nice and what I wanted to achieve. But how can I switch back to the MDG stereotype display again? It seems that I can't. First, I can't find any option for that. Second, when I delete the diagram objects and drag it once again from the browser I get the rectangle notation. Why? Because t_object.StyleEx now has DefalutImage=0; which forces the element to appear as rectangle each time you drag it onto a diagram.

Bug (not) reported (after Paolo).

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P.S. I tried sending a bug report but the form refused to give a Version dropdown entry while requiring an entry right there. Oh My God!

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Suggestions and Requests / Role name vs. attribute
« on: July 07, 2017, 06:59:44 pm »
It has beed discussed formerly and Geert has a nice blog entry about the usage of role names and attributes. Recently I came upon this once again. If I have a diagram where a typed attribute is shown in the compartment of a class, this is a useful information. However, if this attribute is typed with some class and on another diagram I show both classes with an association, I want to show the role name at the end of the association instead of the attribute in the class' compartment. Having some (global) diagram option for this would really be nice.

One drawback with the current connector implementation with EA is that if you have multiple associations, there is no connection between the association and the attribute. EA offers the attributes from a drop down in the role fields. But once chosen they are no longer connected. That means one would have to set and maintain role names. Only in case there's just a single association, the role name could be derived automatically from the attributes.

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Bugs and Issues / Copy search result should use tabs iso. semi-colon
« on: April 06, 2017, 08:44:34 pm »
When you Ctrl-C the result of a SQL query, EA separates the result string with semi-colon. But of course 1/4 of all fields itself contain semi-colon separated lists. So using the result is best a good guess work. So rather to use the dreaded semi-colon EA should use a tab char. Or make it an optional choice.

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General Board / Ribbons
« on: December 15, 2016, 12:43:21 am »
Why is it that Sparx introduces Ribbons to eliminate menus and in the same move it introduces a menu in the project browser replacing a tiny ribbon? EAAUI (EA awkward UI)?

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Bugs and Issues / Connector to connector move does not refresh
« on: December 05, 2016, 07:34:05 am »
When you move the source (and probably target) of a connector which is target (and probably source as well) of a connector-connector, the latter is not refreshed and points into the void (or probably will start in the void).

Not reported. Takers welcome.

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Bugs and Issues / Quick Linker from a connector
« on: December 05, 2016, 07:04:01 am »
I was again tempted to play with V13 where I noticed a quick linker appearing when clicking a connector. Strange enough that, it suggests a number of connector types. Anyhow, none of them seem to be allowed. What is this? Some kind of new feature or some kind of new bug?

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