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My Bad..

There is an option to control this behavior.

Notes (12.1)
•If the hyperlink appears as a Sub Activity, select the 'Tools | Options | Diagram | Behavior' menu option and deselect the 'Use Automatic SubActivities' checkbox

Notes (13.5)
•If the hyperlink appears as a Sub Activity, select the 'Start > Workspace > Preferences > Diagram > Behavior' option and deselect the 'Use Automatic SubActivities' checkbox

Attempting to drop an activity diagram (parent activity) onto an activity diagram to ease navigation between activity diagrams.  The diagram is displayed as an activity and not as a hyperlink which leads to confusion; looks like an out of place activity that should be removed or was not connected.

General Board / Re: How to visualize hyperlinks as hyperlinks?
« on: November 02, 2017, 01:30:47 am »
In 12.1, I get the same but if you choose Hyperlink, it is displayed as an activity when placed on an activity diagram.  As such, it appears as an out of place activity that is not connected to anything. 

General Board / How to visualize hyperlinks as hyperlinks?
« on: November 01, 2017, 11:55:30 pm »
I am creating activity diagrams with structured activities (simple composite).  I want these structured activities to still show as activities (no change here).  When I double click on these structured activities, the associated diagram is opened.

I would like to add hyperlinks to the parent activity diagram to move back and forth between diagrams.  When the parent activity diagram is dropped onto an activity diagram as a hyperlink, it is visualized as an activity.  Is there a way to have these hyperlinks visualized the same as hyperlinks (eg. symbol for a hyperlink shown on a class diagram).

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Add-in Usage with Citrix
« on: October 06, 2017, 11:33:06 am »
Is there a way to use locally developed add-ins with EA accessed via Citrix?  The Citrix server host many different databases for different products / projects so the add-in should only be accessible to myself and others that are working on the same project.  When I access the models through the thick client, my add-in is available but the performance is slow because of the location of the database.  Accessing through Citrix, I have good performance but my add-in not available.

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Invoking script from Add-In?
« on: August 07, 2017, 11:11:56 pm »
Is it possibly to invoke a user script from an Add-In?  I would like to add buttons to the user control for my add-in and have those buttons invoke scripts stored in the model.  Is this possible?

Had a feeling this was the case.  Thanks for the feedback.

Currently, when a new element is added through the New Element button on the Project Browser, EA remembers the last selected toolset and type.  Is there a way for add-ins to manipulate this information?

Feedback from Sparx:

Thank you for your enquiry.

As you have observed, unfortunately there is no built-in functionality in the MDG DOORS add-in to allow import of a specific baseline version at this time. We have noted this as a feature request for consideration in the future, but there are no current plans to implement this feature.

Suggestions and Requests / DOORS Add-In Improvements
« on: June 14, 2017, 09:02:21 pm »
1) Need the ability to import a specific baseline of a DOORS module.  These baselines are created a formal released versions of requirements. New requirements could be added or requirements could be modified/removed at the time that requirements are being imported but the EA model should only contain the specific (baselined) requirements that were planned.

2) Need the ability to define (load) profiles for DOORS import that can be applied automatically. Process of configuring the mapping each time is inconvenient and could be inconsistent.  After disconnecting from DOORS, the connection string should be retained (and potentially re-used when reconnecting).

3) Capture baseline version (and path) of the DOORS module being imported as a tagged value on the import package in EA.  This aids in traceability between EA and the requirements in DOORS.

It appears that importation of requirements from DOORS always imports the latest requirements.  The potential exists that requirements may change between when a baseline is created (and released) and when the requirements are imported into EA. This potential increased as the time between baselining of requirements and importing of requirements increases.

Is there a mechanism or planned mechanism that allows importing a specific baseline version of a DOORS module?

Hi All,

I have begun working with the DOORS Add-In and have some questions to the community on automation.  Is is possible to configure the import settings (eg. filter view and which attributes to import and how) via scripting and run the import?  I would like a consistent way of setting the filter and configuring the mappings using EA 12.1. Is there a way to extract the baseline of the DOORS module being imported and save this off in the model?


I have created a stereotype that includes 9 tagged values.  Using "Edit with Profile Helper" in EA 12, I created a tag group and moved 7 of the tagged values into that group. Looking at the tagged values from the Stereotype Properties tab, the group shows my 7 tagged values properly with 2 tagged values outside of the group; collapsing the tagged value group shows the 2 tagged values that are not in the group. No issues here.

When the stereotype is applied in my model, the tagged value group is not displayed properly.  The tagged value group only contains 5 of the tagged values.  Outside of the tagged value group, there are 4 tagged values now. 2 of the tagged values that should have been within a tagged value group have been moved outside of the tagged value group.

Thanks all for the help.  Curious if anyone knows how the CX and CY values are calculated. Is there a formula for CX assuming CY is 13?

It is indeed related to the Style. What is peculiar is that if you set the Style to a bad string (eg. CX=NaN: CY=NaN) then manually move the label, the Style is not corrected but the label is where it placed.

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