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General Board / UML Profile and Icons
« on: March 16, 2010, 11:55:02 pm »
Hi

I created a UML profile to define a stereotype for a Package and I'd like to specify an icon (so when I create a new element that has this stereotype in EA, it'll be displayed with a different icon).
Unfortunately Sparx only releases the XML files for existing UML profile on their resources page so I cannot see how it's been specified in the source EAP file.

I noticed in the SPEM UML profile (XML file) that the Stereotype tag has the following:
metafile="icons\activity.wmf"

Can anyone indicate how I can specify this in the EAP file that generates the UML profile?

Thanks
Guillaume

182
General Board / EA v8: Dynamic Visual Filtering ??
« on: March 11, 2010, 09:57:28 pm »
Hi

Can anyone let me know how to use Dynamic Visual Filtering, introduced in v8??
there's nothing in the EA help explaining how to make use of this.

thanks

183
General Board / UML Metamodel as a project?
« on: February 13, 2010, 12:41:49 am »
Hi,

Is there a way to easily display and navigate through Class diagrams in EA the UML metamodel?

For instance showing the following classes and their associations: Classifier, Element, NameElement, PackageableElement, Relationship, DirectedRelationship, etc.

As this is built in EA, is there an easy way to render it?Or is there any EAP file that can be downloaded, giving visibility over the complete UML metamodel?

thanks


184
General Board / EA 7.5 slow (notes)
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:02:25 pm »
Hi

I recently upgraded EA from 7.1 to 7.5 (build 849).
The main issue I have so far is that EA is slower than usual, especially when entering some notes in a Class or other container.

I'm using Windows Vista and whilst I'm typing the description, the cursor changes to a busy mode and it takes some time for the text to be displayed on the screen.

any ideas?

thanks

185
General Board / sequence diagram self message
« on: February 17, 2009, 10:53:18 pm »
Hi

In a sequence diagram, I've added a self message to an object specifying that it invokes an operation on itself.
I need to specify operations that are invoked within this operation but I don't seem to be able to add operation calls to other objects within this self message on the sequence diagram

Is there an appropriate way of doing this in EA? I seem to remember that Rational Rose allowed that.

thanks

186
General Board / Subversion and Image clipboard
« on: January 07, 2009, 10:20:27 pm »
Hi

I'm working on an EA project shared using SVN version control.
On a class diagram I pasted an image (clipboard).

Other users accessing the shared project cannot see the image.

I'm pretty sure that is due to the fact that the image data is only stored in my own EAP file and not shared via the XML files.
Is there any way to support of image clipboards in a shared environment? Or should this be logged as an enhancement request with Sparx? (I think the image could in this case be stored in a separate file on the SVN repository - the EA diagram would have a reference to this file to display the image)

Thanks

187
General Board / UML Profiles for SOA
« on: December 05, 2008, 08:28:50 pm »
Hi

I'd like to check the UML profiles and/or EA projects that were used on the following page: http://www.sparxsystems.com.au/platforms/soa.html

these include:
- MindMapping UML profile
- BPMN
- Zachman

Anybody knows where these can be downloaded?

Thanks

188
General Board / EA project on SVN: offline access
« on: December 04, 2008, 08:01:57 pm »
Hi

I have an EA project that is working wtih XMI files version controlled on SVN. Each user accessing the EA models have their own EA project file to access the shared XMI files.

It all works well except if I'm not logged on the network and don't have access to the SVN repository: EA tries connecting to the SVN and returns an error message.

What I'd like to do is Check out a package from SVN (corresponds to an XMI file), disconnect from the network and carry out changes. Finally, connect back to the network later and update changes to SVN (Put Latest or Check in.)

I think a way to do this is to set up an EA project that is not version controlled but would update the XMI files, however I'm concerned this could corrupt the project on SVN.

Any recommendation?

thanks

189
General Board / Cannot define a trigger for an accept event action
« on: July 01, 2008, 07:30:23 pm »
In an activity diagram, I need to model an accept event action.
I noticed there are two ways doing it in EA:
- create a Receive Event
- create an Action and change its Advanced properties > Kind to "AcceptEvent"

In either case, I don't have any way to specify one or more Trigger operations.
I noticed that EA considers a receive event (or acceptevent action) to behave like an instance/object where a classifier can be selected so a run state can be specified (populate values in attributes)

I think that instead a receive event should provide a Trigger list that allows selecting any operation from the project which will trigger this event.
If you check the OMG UML Superstructure Figure 11.12 Accept event actions, you will see this is part of UML specs.
It is also implemented in IBM Rational Software modeler.

There is a way round by specifying an action to the trigger operation and creating a dependency "trigger" with the receive event. This is however not ideal.

Can this be updated in the next version of EA?

190
General Board / Add custom reference to a Requirement
« on: June 27, 2008, 09:37:07 pm »
Hi,

I need to specify traceability between requirements and use cases.
I noticed that I could do this using Custom References:
- open a use case diagram
- right click on a requirement from the project browser > Add Custom Reference. Select a use case from the list to associate.

Having done this, I'd like to show these references in a Matrix but custom reference is not an available criteria. Actually this custom reference does not appear anywhere unless you open the same use case diagram again and check the requirement's custom reference list.

I know that alternatively I can simply specify a dependency between a requirement and a use case, but I'd like to know if and how I can use Custom References for traceability.

I couldn't find anything from EA Help.

Thanks

191
General Board / Rename packages, folders, etc in version control
« on: June 24, 2008, 07:05:02 pm »
Hi

I use a project which is configured to work with SVN version control
I have now partitioned it so I have more than a dozen of separate XML files, stored within subfolders which structure is similar to my models and packages in the EA project.

I need to rename one of the packages which contains subpackages/diagrams/elements which are themselves partitioned into separate files.
I could simply rename this package (e.g. \Models\Analysis\ to \Models\Specification) but I'd like to rename the folder and file accordingly as well (in windows explorer: \Models\Analysis\Analysis.xml to \Models\Specification\Specification.xml)

This does not seem to be feasible by only using EA so I tried updating it in TortoiseSVN but it appears to mess things up in EA

Has anyone successfully done it before?

Thanks

192
General Board / associate an Action to an operation
« on: May 16, 2008, 06:29:44 pm »
I'm working on an activity diagram which includes calls to interfaces' operations.

I can drag/drop an existing operation from an interface into the activity diagram which results in a new Action element to be generated. Changing the name of this action then displays the up to date name of my interface + operation: (interface :: operation)

Question:
If I have a new "blank" action in my activity diagram, how do I associate it with an existing operation so it results in an action as created through an operation drag/drop (described above).
I can't seem to be able to access the association of an action element with an operation to create/update/delete it.
The only thing I found was that in the Action custom properties, "Kind" is set to the value CallOperation

Any help with this will be much appreciated!

Thanks

193
General Board / Version control - path to local copy?
« on: April 24, 2008, 01:49:37 am »
Hi,

I'm using version control with Subversion/EA

I have an interface element in my model to which I'm linking word documents that are stored in the SVN repository.
I need all users to be able to launch this file and to do so, I need to specify their local working copy path.

This is set in the Version Control Settings > Local Working Path (e.g. C:\SVN\MyProject\)

The system environment I created with the uniqueID value points to the SVN url, not my working path
So, is there a way in EA to relate to this value stored in the version control settings?

I hope it makes sense...

Thanks

194
General Board / UML Profile doesn't include Tagged Value Types
« on: April 02, 2008, 09:56:55 pm »
Hi

I created a UML profile with a stereotype that extends the Metaclass Class.
This stereotype has a few attributes which have the same name as the tagged value types defined through Settings > UML

When I create a UML Profile XML file, EA converts the stereotype's attributes to tagged values as expected, but the Tagged Value Type is empty:

<TaggedValues>
<Tag name="Memo" type="" description="" unit="" values="" default=""/>
</TaggedValues>
<TaggedValueTypes/>

Instead, I would expect tagged value types to be populated with the following:

<TaggedValueTypes>
<TaggedValueType property="Memo" description="" notes="Type=Memo;"/>
</TaggedValueTypes>

I can't figure out how to sort this out.

I don't want to manually change the XML file so I can easily export from EA.

Thanks

195
General Board / Best settings to export/import with XMI
« on: March 27, 2008, 10:01:53 pm »
Hi

Since EA doesn't allow to copy/paste a full package within the project explorer, I'm export into an XMI file the package, and then import this XMI file (with strip GUIDs enabled) and rename the package...

The user manual does not reveal to much about the "Enable full EA Roundtrip" option.
If the exported package will be imported in the same version of EA only, should I enable or disable this option?

thanks

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