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Suggestions and Requests / BPMN activity subtype icons
« on: August 10, 2010, 10:11:37 pm »
I'm currently defining my organisations business processes (approx. 100) using the BPMN notation supported within Sparx EA. This is being received very well by the business and IT. SOA is being pilotted, so this fits well with the desire to use BPEL.

However, I constantly get asked which activities are manual and which are automated/services when people review the printed diagrams. I know that I can set the tagged value for Task Type to user, manual and service, but no icon is displayed within the diagram to show this.

Can Sparx EA show icons for these types or be enhanced to show them? :-/

The business has seen other modelling tool diagrams (e.g ‘BizAgi’ and its free) that does show task type and are starting to ask if Sparx EA is the right tool. I still believe it is as it offers a lot more than just BPMN models. :o

P.S. a minor point is that the connectors do not have rounded corners which seems to go against the BPMN notation.
P.P.S. When will EZ be BPMN 2.0 compatible?

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Suggestions and Requests / Better rendering of crossing connectors
« on: November 26, 2009, 10:55:20 pm »
I would like to see a better rendering of crossing connectors along the lines of Visio and line jumping.

I'm currently building business process models and presenting these to my client in paper form. They are constaintly asking the same question, "are the lines joining or just crossing."

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General Board / Data Modelling and showing Entity subtyping
« on: June 16, 2011, 10:19:07 pm »
Can anyone tell me how I show entity subtyping and crows feet relationships within EA?

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General Board / BPMN Migration from 1.2 to 2.0
« on: June 03, 2011, 10:00:10 pm »
I've had a look at the EA help on this topic and it shows a very nice looking piece VB listing.

How do I use this? I'm not a techee. :-/

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Bugs and Issues / RTF will not open in MS Word
« on: June 07, 2011, 08:46:49 pm »
I have a medium sized BPM model that includes Linked documents that creates an RTF okay. I can view the document using the internal viewer. But when I try to open this with MS Word, word crashes

I've tried a few different RTF Templates, but I have the same problem.

Any ideas why this is happening?

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Bugs and Issues / BPMNs don't show the linked documents A symbol
« on: June 07, 2011, 08:41:16 pm »
I have several BPMN diagrams with activities created with 'linked documents'. The more is not displaying the A symbol next to the diagram shape.

It appears okay in other diagram types.

How do I get these very useful symbols to appear?

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