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Bugs and Issues / Re: Bug when copying package
« on: October 20, 2017, 08:39:59 am »
I could add the word "conceptually". Of course not all relationships have direction conceptually (eg. Association has two or more ends where each end can be owned by the association or the classifier) in which case you would need to use a different method to determine if adding it is changing each end. Some relationships aren't technically changing either end. (eg. Dependency is technically not changing either end, it's intentionally too abstract to have any concrete meaning)

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Unless of course you are saying that I can somehow ask the API to get the image from the cache rather then to re-generate it. That would really be the ideal case. :)
That's exactly what I'm saying. The API to do that was added in the same version that added the capability to save the cache.

Unfortunately, I can now see the problem. It appears that the API functions added for this where misplaced as a result of versioning of the help. I've copied the signatures and descriptions below. I'll see to it that this is included in the help when it's next updated.

GetDiagramImageAndMap(string DiagramGUID, string Directory)Boolean

Notes : Saves the Image and Image-map for the Diagram with the specified GUID in the specified Directory location.
The Image will be saved in PNG format and will have a name same as that of the Diagram GUID.
The Image-map will be saved as a TXT file and
will have a name same as that of the Diagram GUID.
The option Auto Create Diagram Image Map must be enabled in the Model for this function to save the Image and Image-map.

Parameters :
  • Diagram GUID the GUID of the Diagram whose Image and Image-map is to be saved
  • Directory the location where the Image and Image-map is to be saved
GetAllDiagramImageAndMap(string Directory)Boolean

Notes : Saves the Image and Image-map for all the Diagrams in the Model in the specified Directory location.
The Image will be saved in PNG format and will have a name same as that of the Diagram GUID.
The Image-map will be saved as a TXT file and
will have a name same as that of the Diagram GUID.
The option Auto Create Diagram Image Map must be enabled in the Model for this function to save the Image and Image-map.

Parameters :
  • Directory the location where the Image and Image-map is to be saved



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Bugs and Issues / Re: Bug when copying package
« on: October 20, 2017, 08:03:52 am »
adding a relation to an element should be considered changing it as much as adding an attribute
Depends on the direction.

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Is there a reason why you can't or don't want to use the API?

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General Board / Re: BPMN Model folder structure
« on: October 19, 2017, 08:47:53 am »
I think I'd qualify Simons advice. If you are creating a small (less than 10 diagrams) process mode,l then fine put everything in a single folder. If however you are documenting the processes for a medium to large business, you should think about using a Process Classification Framework (PCF) (see APQC for example) and creating a folder structure based on the PFC. I'd also recommend that you create a separate folder(s) for any elements that are reused across your model.
Absolutely, I wouldn't recommend to put every process in the same package.  Equally, when managing re-useable/global elements1 you want to make sure that you can find them. There are multiple strategies for how to split everything into packages. Personally, I would be trying to classify by different business areas and then use the model views to provide virtual folders for each type. (eg. Partners, Resources, Messages)

1 Pools, Lanes, Events etc are not re-useable. If in doubt, drop something onto a diagram inside a process. If EA doesn't move it out to the package level it probably isn't meant to be re-useable.

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General Board / Re: Plugin of Script?
« on: October 19, 2017, 08:38:12 am »
In order to speed up my everyday work I need to automate (put on a shortcut key)
- right-click on an element / Advanced /  Use Circle Notation (preferably for the set of selected elements)
Unfortunately, neither add-ins or scripting can specify keyboard shortcuts, and I'm reasonably confident that command isn't available in the keyboard shortcut configuration dialog. Worse, neither scripting or an add-in will reduce the number of clicks clicks. (Right click / Scripts /  Your script) OR (Right click / Add-ins / Your add-in / Command) OR (Extensions Ribbon | Your add-in / Command)

Maybe what you need is a Template Package.

eg. If you always do this for Interfaces, create a template package, drop an interface onto the diagram and set it to use Circle Notation. From that point on, all interfaces you create will automatically have circle notation applied.

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General Board / Re: Search Published HTML Report
« on: October 19, 2017, 08:31:07 am »
It's possible to modify the PHP directly. Tell any halfway competent web developer what you need done and it shouldn't be hard.

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You'll need to use the API provided to save that image.

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Ok,
Now I added under UML Types/Tagged Value Types a tag with name SfSTime having a Detail Type=Time;.

In my stereotype definition I tried to use that by:
Initial Value = SfSTime
Initial Value = <SfSTime>
Type= SfSTime
Unfortunately, that won't work. You can't use the tagged value definitions as a type to be specified by other tagged value definitions.

You need to define a tagged value type with the name matching the name of the desired tagged value,  and add an attribute with that name to your stereotype.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Test, Issue, Defect, Requirement dependencies
« on: October 19, 2017, 08:21:13 am »
So it seems to me that Test, Issue, Defect is regarded as a kind of Requirement by EA.
I think there's a conceptual inheritance between these types to give them all the same behavior, basic rendering etc.

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Just thought I'd chip in on why that workaround works.

EA saves a column layout associated with each search. That includes column order, visibility, widths and sort settings. As soon as the number of columns changes that whole layout is invalidated.

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General Board / Re: BPMN Model folder structure
« on: October 18, 2017, 08:50:32 am »
The second level is the process as defined in the BPMN specification. The nested diagram and contents are where you define how that process is performed. The top level is just a container required by the EA model pattern architecture. Generally speaking I would have multiple processes in one package. It would also generally hold the global types that are used by those processes.

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General Board / Re: Search Published HTML Report
« on: October 18, 2017, 08:44:56 am »
Yes, there is now an alternative.

Use the Pro Cloud Server, which provides a search function inside the web view.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: EA clear the file. Now 's empty 0Ko
« on: October 13, 2017, 01:00:42 pm »
To clarify VKN's response.

We currently know of only one scenario that can cause a 0 byte eap file. That is, the Windows Shell 'New' command creates an empty file without asking Enterprise Architect to fill it.

Unfortunately, by definition, the presence of a 0 byte file delivers no information about why it is 0 bytes. If you describe your processes that may suggest additional possibilities for the cause.

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General Board / Re: Not working properly on Surface Pro
« on: October 09, 2017, 08:58:24 am »
If the item doesn't appear in the menus at all, look at the Menu Set

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