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Uml Process / BPMN2.0 Diagram Validation in EA12
« on: March 21, 2016, 03:00:27 pm »
Hello EA Hive Mind.

This is kind of a follow-on to ye olde thread http://sparxsystems.com/forums/smf/index.php/topic,26399.msg206307.html#msg206307. We are refreshing a substantial BPMN model developed in previous projects across a number of years (and several EA versions).

Does anyone know of any bad outcomes from ignoring 'Project Browser position' warnings? For example, does it restrict BPsim? We know how to resolve the warnings, just want to judge if it's worth the time.

    Running BPMN2.0 Diagram Element's position in Project Browser Validator...   
        Warning: Either Element 'ACME (Pool)' is incorrectly positioned on diagram (E.g. does the lane fit inside the Pool? Is the Zorder correct?).   
        Warning:   Or Element 'ACME (Pool)' is at the wrong place in Project Browser. Valid places are: the sibling of the diagram, inside the Main-Pool (or its referenced Process).   
        Warning: Either Element 'Customer (Pool)' is incorrectly positioned on diagram (E.g. does the lane fit inside the Pool? Is the Zorder correct?).   
        Warning:   Or Element 'Customer (Pool)' is at the wrong place in Project Browser. Valid places are: the sibling of the diagram, inside the Main-Pool (or its referenced Process).   
        Warning: Either Element 'VAR (Pool)' is incorrectly positioned on diagram (E.g. does the lane fit inside the Pool? Is the Zorder correct?).   
        Warning:   Or Element 'VAR (Pool)' is at the wrong place in Project Browser. Valid places are: the sibling of the diagram, inside the Main-Pool (or its referenced Process).   
    Running Diagram Validators...   
    Validate Results: (0) error(s), (6) warning(s)
   
 

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Bugs and Issues / Alias auto name counter for 'Event'
« on: August 12, 2015, 09:50:36 am »
Hello.

We are refactoring a set of BPMN models in EA12. First step was to use the 'Auto Name Counter' feature to add an 'Alias' to every diagram element, but we have hit a problem with the 'Event' type.

The alias has been automatically set for every Start, End and Intermediate event EXCEPT edge-mounted events, which have been left blank. And when creating new events, the alias is set correctly for all event types except edge-mounted events, which again are left blank.

We're not sure if this is a bug, or if it's reflecting some Deeper Truth in the BPMN spec we're not aware of.

Does anyone know if there is a reason for edge-mounted events behaving differently?

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Uml Process / Converting BPMN 'Process' to 'Collaboration'
« on: November 19, 2015, 02:13:22 pm »
Hello Sparx Hive Mind.

We have picked up another 'in-progress' project where the original team developed a library of about 50 BPMN business processes. They are generally OK except for one detail. Unfortunately all the diagrams are 'Process' and not 'Collaboration' (even those with multiple pools).

If the model was just for humans, I wouldn't worry. But there is a chance they will be passed to a (still-to-be-contracted) SAP development team. The previous team were hoping to import it to a SAP tool in the first instance. I am following up with SAP sites and sources but thought I would try here too.

My questions are:
1. Does anyone know of specific problems with leaving the diagrams as-is?
2. Is there as easy way to 'change a diagram type'? (For example, is there an easy way to create a collaboration and clone contents from a process?)

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