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General Board / Re: Can you use multiple values in <Search Term>
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:55:35 pm »
Hi,

I only tested it with *.eap files. That's one of the issues with SQL.

What I see is:
- Make an Add-In Search
- Make a Script

Kind regards,

Helmut

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General Board / Re: Can you use multiple values in <Search Term>
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:39:08 pm »
Hi Paolo,

try:
select * from t_object where name in (<Search Term>)

with Search Term:
"rte","bsw"

Kind regards,

Helmut

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General Board / Re: Representation of links
« on: November 07, 2017, 11:18:02 pm »
Hi,

have a look in the EA Example model. They intensively use navigation diagrams and I also like to use them.

You find it in Help, Open Example Model.

There is a wide range of possibilities and you usually need some time to get customized. Just to name a few:
- Hyperlink (Simple Link, not reusable)
- Diagram Reference (Link but reusable)
- Diagram Frame (the target diagram in a frame)
- Package with content or without

There are also other powerful feature to visualize your model information like:
- Matrix (Relationship Matrix)
- Table (Model View)
- Charts / Dashboard

You can see them in the EA Example model, SPARX Resource page with descriptions and webinars.

Kind regards,

Helmut

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General Board / Re: menu maps for 13.5 ribbon detail
« on: October 26, 2017, 04:33:29 am »
Hi,

maybe this could help:

http://sparxsystems.com/resources/user-guides/basics/ribbons.pdf

Kind regards,

Helmut

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Hi,

I know an issue in SysML with Ports. The Ports of the Parts/Instances are not synchronized with the Block the Parts/Instances are derived from.

The free hoTools has a function to synchronize these information. See https://github.com/Helmut-Ortmann/EnterpriseArchitect_hoTools/wiki/PortSynchronization.

Kind regards,

Helmut

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General Board / Re: Model Views User list
« on: October 25, 2017, 04:54:01 pm »
Hi,

I'm working with 1351 and have the same behavior. I'm pretty sure is has worked in the past. You can select the Search with ... but it doesn't work. Also importing *.xml with the correct GUID doesn't work for me.

Think about making a bug report.

Helmut

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General Board / Re: Plugin of Script?
« on: October 25, 2017, 03:15:30 pm »
Hi,

If you want to change something about notation/appearance in diagrams (Diagram, Elements, Connectors), check the free hoTools https://github.com/Helmut-Ortmann/EnterpriseArchitect_hoTools/wiki/DiagramGeneralStyles. It allows you to modify arbitrary appearance information. If something is missing and it's easy to implement, drop me a note, and I think about adding this feature to hoTools - free of charge.

You can define your appearance by jason templates and apply it to selected Diagrams, Elements, Packages and even the whole model. In effect after definition your types you can use them with just one click.

I developed it because applying styles bothered me and I want to find an easy to use solution. The less clicks, the better!

Kind regards,

Helmut

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Hi,

To use a custom window you have to develop a DLL for each Custom Window according to the Microsoft COM model. Then you have to make sure that this DLL is correctly registered for COM. If this is done correctly adding it within your AddIn to EA is a simple call. I have seen this call in your code.

I usually start with a running solution and adapt it to my needs. This approach works for me.

The first time I used Geert Bellekens Add-Ins to get familiar. Over time I developed my own little Add-In which I usually use to start a new project. You can find it together with a lot of documented experiences at https://github.com/Helmut-Ortmann/EnterpriseArchitect_hoTools/wiki/AddIn. It's part of the free tool hoTools. To see adding Custom Windows, you have to look into hoTools or similar AddIns.

Of course, there are a lot of other useful AddIns to start with. Geert is always an excellent address to search for.

To summarize:
The rules for a Custom Window are the same as for the primary Addin. You have to develop a dll and register it as COM object. The difference is:
- The Custom Window contains a GUI (FORM or WPF)
- You make a Call to register the registered DLL to EA from your basic AddIn.

I admit I've invested a lot of time for my first running AddIn with a Custom Window. Most issues are around correctly registering it as a COM object. Make sure that there are no Exceptions in Constructors (not easy to find).

Kind regards,

Helmut


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Hi Paolo,

copy and past is a simple functionality and often very useful. Therefore I think it's a good idea to support Copy almost everywhere.

I don't think this is a high priority request. It's nice but we can live without it.

Best regards,

Helmut

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Hi Uffe,

you can access the selected attribute, operation by script. The snippet in C#. You have to translate it into your Scripting Language. The API ist the same:


Code: [Select]
ObjectType objectType = _model.Repository.GetContextItemType();
int id;
switch (objectType) {
  case ObjectType.otAttribute:
  id = ((EA.Attribute)_model.Repository.GetContextObject()).AttributeID;
}

Best regards,

Helmut

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Uml Process / Re: Relating features to requirements
« on: October 06, 2017, 07:22:04 pm »
Hello,

from my experience traceability and relationship-matrix works well. You may use the <<trace>> stereotype as qwerty mentioned. But any other or self-defined stereotype works as well.

With EA you can link almost everything together. The only limits are your imagination.

If you work a lot or with a team in this area it would be a good idea to standardize your method and use a MDG to support your types (stereotypes and tagged values) like features or so. You have to define the stereotypes as meta-types to use them in a Relationship Matrix.

There are two other features worth looking after:
- Charts (for metrics, versatile)
- ModelViews to visualize as free definable table (arbitrary complex, also for metrics)

Best regards,

Helmut

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Hi Paolo,

Just before writing the bug report I checked with another repository. Everything ok!

Now I have to check what's with the repository that shows the error.

Best regards,

Helmut


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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Model Search: More than one Search Term?
« on: September 30, 2017, 11:56:08 pm »
Hi Paola,

it's a useful feature request to support more than one <Search Term>.

Kind regards,

Helmut

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Hi,

with EA 13.5.1 it looks as if 'Search Folder' in the 'Model View' can only be defined for Build-In Searches.

In previous versions this was also possible for own searches or MDG searches.

Kind regards,

Helmut


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Bugs and Issues / Re: bug : clone element as new version
« on: September 27, 2017, 12:00:03 am »
Hi,

I haven't seen the diagram.

I would clone a requirement  with:
- Browser (Select requirement(s), Right Click, Copy.., Past,  then drag to Diagram as link)
- Diagram (Drag Requirement(s) with CTRL/STRG to a new position, this creates a new element/requirement, you should see a little plus symbol while dragging)

Best regards,

Helmut

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