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General Board / Display the same Activity twice on a BPMN diagram
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:16:51 pm »

Is there any way in EA to show twice the same element on the same diagram? Could EA support it e.g. by allowing this if we enable an option in the diagram properties?

I currently have a business process modelled in a BPMN2 diagram. I need to use at 2 separate places the same activity.
I'm currently duplicating it because using the same will make my diagram difficult to read & understand.

Could we use references or something similar? I realise this is not without impacts

General Board / How to import DDL from an SQL dump
« on: June 28, 2013, 07:49:17 pm »

EA lets you import a DB schema via an ODBC connexion. It also lets you generate into a file the scripts to generate the schema from a model.

I have an SQL dump that I need to import into EA (no access to the DBMS) and it looks to me that EA should be able to do that, however this feature seems to be hidden somewhere.

Any idea on achieving this?


General Board / Display an empty class compartment?
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:06:29 pm »

If I create a new class, it is displayed as a box with no compartment.
Is there a way to force showing an empty attributes and/or operations compartment?


General Board / Linked Doc marker missing on BPMN activities
« on: June 20, 2013, 11:36:52 pm »

Once a linked document is created on any EA element such as a class, use case, etc, a marker ('A' character in red) is displayed on the element to indicate that a linked doc exists.
When using BPMN2, the marker is missing on the activity elements.

Is this a bug?

General Board / Change the font for the class attributes
« on: May 23, 2013, 01:34:32 am »

EA makes it possible to choose the colour of the font for the attributes and operations of the classes in a project (set in the EA Client).

Is there a way via a UML profile or other to change the font, at least the font size), for the attributes and operations of the classes?


General Board / MySQL error when attempting a project transfer
« on: April 25, 2013, 04:01:14 pm »

I need to take an offline EAP copy of a project that's maintained in MySQL
However when running the project transfer, I get an error code and a short message : DB has failed

I haven't yet run a Project Integrity Check (analysis only prompts one error to fix on an orphan element) -> is it safe to run? Is there something else I should run to fix this issue?


General Board / Class rectangle notation with analysis stereotype?
« on: April 15, 2013, 05:22:35 pm »

I'm using Jacobson's analysis stereotype on class elements.
The class is rendered by default with the boundary/entity/control icon so we cannot see the class compartments (to see the attributes & operations).
If I change the diagram's options > Elements > Use Stereotype Icons (unchecked), I see the class with the stereotype name.
If there any way to show the icon on the upper right corner of the class, similar to the component's rendering?


General Board / BPMN activity : stereotype icon over the title
« on: December 21, 2012, 12:11:52 am »

In a BPMN2 diagram, if you create a stereotyped activity e.g. Service, the icon is rendered on the top left of the activity element.
Once the title is updated, the icon is often displayed over part of the title.

Can this be resolved, or could Sparx consider fixing this rendering issue?


General Board / BPMN 2 possible improvements in EA
« on: December 19, 2012, 02:05:36 am »

We are changing our client's BPMN models from Bizagi Process modelling tool to EA  :).

Where Bizagi has a number of issues, we've identified so far and in priority 2 possible improvements to carry in EA :
- when I create a new element e.g. a Gateway, EA lets me choose the type from Inclusive, Parallel, etc. It would be very useful to show next to each title the appropriate BPMN icon => is this possible?
- diagram rendering in Bizagi is very good. In comparison and despite applying background/border colors, EA BPMN diagrams tend to be a bit "ugly" or dull => could Sparx improve the rendering?


General Board / > 300 users accessing a project shared via a DBMS
« on: October 22, 2012, 11:57:44 pm »

Has anyone already managed to share an EA project that's set up on a DBMS (e.g. SQL Server, MySQL), with 200/300+ users who can access this same project?

I'm wondering if this is feasible, e.g. ref possible performance issues, corrupted data.
If anyone has successfully set this up, I'll be interested in your feedback


General Board / How to create a Project template wizard
« on: October 11, 2012, 05:39:04 pm »

I've got an EA project in which I'm storing several models (roots). I set up a basic template that I'd like to use for new models (for a new system to design).

I course the easiest option it to run a Copy to Clipboard, but I'd like to add this structure to the Model Wizard list (new "model pattern").
Any clue how to do this? (MDG?)


General Board / Shared model on DBMS + SVN
« on: October 03, 2012, 06:32:31 pm »

I'm testing a project that's shared via a DBMS (e.g. MySQL) + SVN (to have a lock on packages, and to allow Undo Checkouts).

I have 2 questions :
1- I can't work offline since there's no EAP. So would it work if I create a local EAP and associate it with the SVN existing VC settings? (e.g. create a blank EAP, associate with the existing VC setting and run a get all latest on the XMI) >> this way I would be able to run a checkout on a package before disconnecting from the network, and work offline

2- As the number of XMI files grows, it tends to take a lot of time committing files onto SVN or running a Checkout Branch >> is there any process/hint to optimise this? Would other VC systems like Perforce or other be more suitable?


General Board / PSM class model and property
« on: September 23, 2012, 02:03:33 am »

I created 2 Java Classes : Order and Orderline
I have a 1 to many association from Order to Orderline that's named lines on the Orderline side

I need to generate the getters/setters in my Order class.
How can I achieve this, similarly to my attributes where I select the Property dialog?


General Board / Traceability standards : associations to create
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:29:08 pm »

When you define the traceability between elements of your model, you follow predefined rules, e.g. a use case realises a requirement, etc

Is this defined somewhere in the UML metamodel? (I couldn't find them in the specs)


General Board / Sequence diag : show param & argument on msg
« on: August 28, 2012, 06:49:43 pm »

I need to show on a sequence diagram both the Parameters and Values in a message sent, by invoking an operation

Currently I have  :
SetName (name : String, firstname : String) if the Arguments field is empty.
SetName (Martin, Bob) if the Params & Arguments fields are not empty.

Is there a way to show on the message :
SetName (name : String = Martin, firstname : String = Bob)  ?


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