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In the past I've found I've had to manually fix up visio diagrams before importing. As I only had a handful it wasn't worth automating. I probably spent just a little less time than manually re-creating in Sparx EA. So if you have a really large number of visio diagrams it might be worth running some automation script to fix the visio diagrams before importing.
Some thing the automation might do to improve import results into Sparx EA are
1. remove superfluous objects such as art work etc
2. ensure connectors are connected at both ends
3. change objects to UML template objects or consistent objects so they can be easily mapped to sparx EA

There are probably other common problems you might be able to fix via automation scripts. However I must stress this is only worth doing if the effort to do it is less than manually recreating the diagrams in Sparx EA. Other times I've found manually recreating diagrams in sparx EA gives you a chance to review those diagrams and find errors other than syntactical ones so there may be benefits to be gained doing that.


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Rich,
Don't be put off by the "youngsters"....
For the record I'm 1960's vintage so probably fall into the youngsters category. I hear what you are saying about VB.Net. Its now treat as first class language by MS so its more than capable. If folk have invested IP in that language then thats going to be the way to go for now to meet your goals as quickly as possible.
I too have a long pedigree with VB, C, C++, C#, Java etc. I even remember the days when VB was a second class language. However its not about putting people off particular language. Its about getting things done with the least impediment and what I'm observing is between C# and VB the former appears to have more momentum behind it. For those without prior investment in VB then for longevity its sometimes best to stick with the larger pack. Not that there is anything wrong with VB. I just recommend C# as its quicker for me and I can get my youngters to do some of the work for me so I can do other things.

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I do remember the days when quality, standards, productivity and ease of use where paramount to the success of a product.

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General Board / Re: MDG on V12+++
« on: May 26, 2018, 06:14:38 am »
Yep same here. Told all my colleages to  stick to v13.5  for now until the teething problems are sorted.

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General Board / Re: Cannot download my licensed version of EA
« on: May 24, 2018, 06:22:00 am »
Or maybe you should just pay the support costs to get access to the downloads. ;)

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General Board / Re: Attributes
« on: May 24, 2018, 06:20:12 am »
Yeah tell me about it. Staying with V13.5 for now until they sort out usability issues with a few things like the attributes or features as they call it now.

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@saugup05. Have you by chance upgraded to Windows 10 build 1803? I've noticed issues installing sparx ea as they've changed to the security. Found I need to disable folder protection. Search the forum to find the details on the fix.

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Yep its different and awkward. Over time I might get used to it but it doesn't feel good so hopefully they may refine it to be easier to use.

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Just concurring with whats being said earlier. If you preserve you should be able to get VB.Net Add in working.  Personally I'd advise against using VB for future work and start learning C#.  Why? Well VB is no longer the cool kid on the block and its getting more and more difficult to find developers.
As you've found out you've managed to get a C# plug in working because more people are using it so C# would be the way to go. 8)

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Pro Cloud Server Performance
« on: May 23, 2018, 07:03:07 am »
Just confirming what others have said previously about Oracle. I've been in a number of organisations where Oracle is the defacto DB with  Sparx EA and every time there has been performance issues. I've had a number of Oracle DB Admins look at it but can't seem to improve it. In organisations where we've used SQL Server we've had no issues with performance.
Not sure if it would help with Pro Cloud Server but there is a WAN optimiser for Sparx EA.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Cloud Services logging bug
« on: May 23, 2018, 06:52:55 am »
Oooh that's not good. I'm in the process of persuading my organisation whose very risk adverse to invest in Cloud Pro Server. Maybe I'll wait a little while.

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Not had that problem but try repairing or re-installing.

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General Board / Re: Globally Removing Author From Model
« on: May 19, 2018, 08:28:30 am »
Haven't seen anything in the User Interface that can do that however if you open the database with a DB tool you can search and replace the author column in t_object and t_diagram tables. For example with eap or eapx files open in MS Access.

If you don't have access to any DB tools then another way would be to run a jscript to go through the tree of objects to remove the author.


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Yes every Technology in the mange window is enabled (SysML 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4)
NOOOooo!!!  :o :o
You'll confuse the hell out of EA that way. You'll get a mix of all different version of SysML.
You should only enable the technologies you are actually using (and certainly never enable multiple versions of the same language at the same time).

Geert
I couldn't agree more. It violates that basic principle of KISS. Keep It Simple St....

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General Board / Re: Sparx EA V14 B 1419 Installation issue
« on: May 16, 2018, 08:54:14 pm »
Often people are quick to complain and slow to praise.

So I have just got to say Sparx Systems has always been great at providing support. They usually get back to me within 24 hours and often provide workarounds or acknowledge a bug and fix it in a short period of time.

Sparx are much better than some other vendors I could mention who have similar types of tools. To put that in perspective I've used a lot of modelling tools since 1987 and started using Sparx EA back in 2005. Since 2005 from time to time I've had to use other tools due to various circumstances and learnt of their shortcomings which bring me back to using EA again.

In addition the community here on the forum has been superb over those years and I've not found another more engaged group of users.

Keep up the good work Sparx and those who contribute on the forum - its so refreshing to deal with such good bunch of people.

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