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saugup05, I recommend contacting sparx support directly through the links below.

You'll need to include your EA build number and the OS version/build.


You're just showing the user the same information that they have already selected. How does this vary between the different options shown by the quicklinker? I can't see it being anything except noise for an end user.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Pro Cloud Server Performance
« on: May 23, 2018, 08:45:58 am »
Not sure if it would help with Pro Cloud Server but there is a WAN optimiser for Sparx EA.
Pro Cloud Server is a replacement for the WAN optimizer.

It's in the docked element properties window (along with a lot of other things)

What qwerty suggests is basically running one version as zero config.

See our user guid for how to do this officially. Zero Config Client Support

As well as the metamodel it is explicated stated - outside of the appendices - that certain relationships can be derived.
Yes, I was looking at this yesterday to see if it could explain some of the additional relationship types in the table. If it was used that way it hasn't been applied consistently.

Thanks for your response, but neither comment  explains why the quick linker used to show all the normal available relations between the two object in v.13.5 regardless of whether 'Enforce Strict Syntax' is checked. A modeller doesn't want to have to keep going back and forth to the settings to turn on and off this setting just to get the linker to work. They should take responsibility for determining whether they need to enforce the correct relationships themselves.
Because the same metamodel that is being used to provide validation rules is being used to build the quicklinker. In some situations the new model is showing more valid connectors already. Unfortunately, I do concede that there are some glaring omissions that we need to correct.

The other suggestion that I'd make is that using valid xml attribute names will help if you're wanting to export xmi (although EA will round trip the name with itself)

Short summary, don't start with 'xml', or a number. Avoid punctuation except ':', '.', '-', '_'. Don't include spaces.

Bugs and Issues / Re: EA 14.0: Find in Browser odd behaviour
« on: May 18, 2018, 08:30:58 am »
when the advert-guys took over
Thank you for brightening my day. Every time I see a comment like this it makes me laugh.

ArchiMate is using new functionality to define its quicklinker from a metamodel specified in its profile. It is (or will be) simpler, easier to maintain and more reliable than specifying each quicklinker rule individually. It also allows EA to validate relationships against the ArchiMate metamodel. The fact that you can create the relationships from the toolbox says that you don't have strict connector syntax enabled. Finally, it's essential to the definition and use of User Defined View types.

Unfortunately, it is currently missing some relationships because of what I would describe as a less than rigorous definition of the metamodel within the ArchiMate specification. As an example, the validity of an Actor having an assignment to a Role is specified only1 in English in the description of a BusinessActor.

A business actor may be assigned to one or more business roles. It can then perform the behavior to which these business roles are assigned.

1 It's also in Appendix B Relationship tables, but that's not a specification of a metamodel and the content of the document should not require the appendices.

General Board / Re: Publish decision table
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:47:53 am »
The DMN support added in EA 14 is separate the DecisionTable editor that was previously available. I think some of the DMN types use tagged values to store their definition. Not sure if they all do.

It's in the ribbon.
Design > Package > Edit > Advanced > Generated Report Options.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Deleting Packages
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:40:46 am »
At a guess, locked note/text/boundary elements on a diagram inside that package.

Bugs and Issues / Re: New Element does not show UPDM Toolset
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:39:35 am »
Sounds like you selected the UAF perspective instead of the UPDM perspective.

If these two User Controls have the same effect, I suppose, they both should affect the zoom percent view (on the left of the status bar) equally. The Pan&Zoom slider doesn't affect it.
Looks like the status bar isn't redrawn after the zoom isn't changed there. As soon as the mouse is moved off the slider the status bar gets updated.

General Board / Re: The forum has been updated!
« on: May 14, 2018, 10:30:28 am »
Looks like someone saw this thread and updated it.

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