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Just to provide context to qwerty's answer see this post and the associated thread from EA version 8.
(its a bit of a blast from the past)

http://www.sparxsystems.com/forums/smf/index.php/topic,29998.msg219623.html#msg219623

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Bugs and Issues / Searching using a famous search engine
« on: June 21, 2017, 07:17:54 am »
I was using a famous search engine to search for the phrase "sparx database engineering".
The first result returned was
http://www.sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/9.3/database_engineering/database_engineering.html


Now here's the thing.
It would be preferable if the documentation for the latest version was returned, viz
http://www.sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/13.5/model_domains/database_engineering.html



My recommendation
  • search engines should be restricted from seeing anything other than the latest version of a page
  • on the page itself links to previous versions of pages should be provided, perhaps in a  margin
On a related note, I often link from our documentation to Sparx documentation,
to reduce ongoing maintenance it would be useful have an option such as http://www.sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/latest/model_domains/database_engineering.html

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Word Wrap on non spaced names
« on: May 31, 2017, 02:56:04 pm »
Anyway, there should be the ability to word wrap names that don;t have spaces, but do have mixed case naming.  We commonly use a naming scheme we've called Complex Pascal Naming where capital letters separate words, but Acronyms and Initialisms are allowed to retain their Uppercase.  It's not that hard to write an algorithm to split the words up and determine where the word wrap should be.

Please consider.

Reported,
Paolo
+1


Algorithm: e.g. Split if needed after lowercase letter whenever lower case precedes uppercase; split if needed prior to any instance of Uppercase letter followed by lower case; split (say) if needed at any non alphanumeric character

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General Board / Re: Sparx EA V13.5 Beta
« on: May 29, 2017, 12:45:52 pm »
Simon,

Again there's no post in the "latest news" forum.
Can you please make sure whoever is responsible for that makes sure to always post a topic there first.
That is where we, the "specialists" keep an eye on, and it's a bit embarrassing if a customer comes with the news that a new version has been released without us knowing it already.

Since years this was always the first place where a new release was announced, and now suddenly since the last two releases it gets forgotten. What is happening down there?
I'm really not happy with this  :(

Geert
+1

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General Board / Re: Setting Menu
« on: May 29, 2017, 12:44:55 pm »
http://www.dbmode.com/ may help with what you want

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Link to Connector Feature
« on: May 29, 2017, 08:12:25 am »
I can use the quick linker to connect a note to a connector (association) as well as to an element (class) (in 12.1).


Also by selecting a connector (where ate least one end is attached to an entity (not a note)) the context menu allows me to 'attach note or constraint'


What I can't do (and probably should be able to):
  • Link the note to a connector connector note
    In the previous post using the note context advanced menu you can link only to connector tagged values and constrains
  • Select the notelink when it is connected to a connector (but I can select a notelink when it is connected to an entity)
  • In fact the notelink connected to a connector appears to have no context menu at all.


I hope that as Paulo has 'reported' this these inconsistencies might be rectified as part of any changes made.




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Bugs and Issues / Re: Problem to check-in to PTC
« on: May 23, 2017, 01:29:52 pm »
Why click when you can embed using 'Insert Image' in the BB toolbar

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General Board / Re: Project Styles - where are they?
« on: May 19, 2017, 07:59:58 am »
Well indeed its true they call it a notebookbar or muffin! (the latter seems a bit unfortunate)

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General Board / Re: email notification
« on: May 18, 2017, 01:27:31 pm »
EA is not server, but client based. Since the client is not notified, you have not chance to get a push notification. What you could do is to run a poll script that notifies you.

q.
Although with Pro Cloud Server its staring to look that way, I can see the end of the fat client will come one day ...

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General Board / Re: Snap Lines - Allow overlay?
« on: May 18, 2017, 01:17:27 pm »
+2


I find sometimes I have to "duplicate" tree" style connectivity (e.g. where I want two differing trees connecting to an entity),
and getting those lines perfect aligned is a PITA.


But then I don't see why we can't move connectors using the keyboard in the same way as we can move elements.


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General Board / Re: Smart alignment?
« on: May 18, 2017, 01:00:18 pm »
Well, that's not exactly what Visio offers. For example when you resize element Visio can show when this width is same as other element's. Or when you resize it can snap to same side position of neighbor element.

Other thing what I miss is guide lines. That would be great thing.
But, as was already mentioned EA isn't a Visio and will never get there :-)


Actually I find that in most ways I prefer the EA paradigm for aligning shapes, resizing them, moving them, etc over Visio.
Note that in v12 you can add align vertical and align horizontal commands to the menu (they are not shown by default and don't have icons).
In v13 they work extremely well from the menu.
In both versions the "size" of the element (in pixels???) is shown on the status bay and using keyboard resizing change the size to suit.


If there was anything that could be done better it would be to have the status bar update when multiple entries are selected and resized (especially when they are all the same size).




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General Board / Re: Project Styles - where are they?
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:49:58 pm »
I'm stilling sitting behind the barricades. Ribbons are something you put around presents, not on top of applications
Even Libre Office has a ribbon

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General Board / Re: Composite (?) Component Question
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:46:57 pm »
Wow, the users need a decent search mechanism - that, at least, works like most smarter modern searches!  Let me put in an URGENT feature request on their behalf
ROTFL


+1

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