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General Board / How to position a picture in a Report Template?
« on: April 13, 2018, 06:04:14 pm »
I need to insert an image my custom Cover Page template spanning the complete width of the page. However the image does not want to be moved to the left beyond the apparent margin and I cant find a way to get rid of the left margin!

Perhaps there is a way to set a Background Image? That might solve my issue, but I havent found to do this either. Or a way to specify the position of the image relative to the text like there is in MS Word?

Help is appreciated!

General Board / Re: specify maximum size of a diagram in a report
« on: March 23, 2018, 01:29:16 am »
In Diagram properties, Page Setup, Advanced you can select page with or any scale

But I do not see how to limit the size to less than one page.

General Board / Re: multiselecting nested elements
« on: March 22, 2018, 06:57:51 pm »
Thanks Nizam and Geert, useful ideas.

General Board / specify maximum size of a diagram in a report
« on: March 22, 2018, 12:09:54 am »
I have noticed that when generating reports, diagrams are included at the maximum size that fits on the page. With complex diagrams this is desirable, but with very simple diagrams, consisting of only a few elements, their size on the page makes the document look like a children's book :-). So is there a way to have diagrams printed smaller than their max size on a page? Perhaps limiting the enlargement factor?

General Board / multiselecting nested elements
« on: March 22, 2018, 12:03:09 am »
When I have a diagram with nested elements, (multi)selecting inner elements is often a hassle. I wonder if there are other ways to multiselect elements. E.g. by setting the selection mechanism so that elements have to be included completely (instead of only touched as is the default). Or perhaps by selecting all elements of a certain type, etc...

This might be a solution indeed, together with combining documents in a Master Document.

General Board / error DAO.Recordset [3197]
« on: March 06, 2018, 01:08:15 am »
I am getting an error that I have not seen before when saving a model and also when exporting a package:

DAO.Recordset [3197]
The Microsoft Jet database engine stopped the process because you and another user are attempting to change the same data at the same time.
I am using a local EAP file! No-one else is using it and I have only one instance of Sparx EA open..... So what causes this error and how do I resolve it?
Sparx EA version 12.0.1215

General Board / Re: Duplicate attribute error
« on: March 06, 2018, 12:22:18 am »
Ok, Thanks!

The error was in a template indeed. I could not figure out where but I recreated the template and this resolved the issue.

Case closed....  :)

General Board / Duplicate attribute error
« on: March 05, 2018, 09:26:48 pm »
When I try to generate a report, I get the following error. I have no idea how to resolve this and I would appreciate any tips!

Code = 0xc00ce554
Source = Line : 157; Char : 136
Error Description = Duplicate attribute

I am using version 12.0.1215 on Windows 10

General Board / Re: Status colors not displayed in Archimate diagrams
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:12:32 am »
I recommend you use an auto color legend. Drop a Legend on the diagram (from the "Common" toolbox), in its properties tick "Apply auto color", set Filter to "Element.Status" and set the fill color or line color as required. These were added at 12.0.1213.

With Archimate elements, legends do not seem to work; colours of elements and connectors are not changed. Is there away around this apart from using straight UML elements?

General Board / Connector titles not shown in HTML report
« on: October 27, 2017, 06:17:54 pm »
When I generate a HTML report from a package, the result does include all the components, attributes and connectors, however the connector titles are not shown!  :-[ . The connector notes are shown but the titles are missing.
Is there a way to create an HTML document template to fix this?

Thanks for your help!

General Board / Re: Diagrams in report cropped! - Resolved
« on: September 05, 2017, 07:11:46 pm »
Glassboy, thanks for the help. But today my problem has magically disappeared without having changed any settings..... Diagrams are now shown in the reports as before. Completely weird behavior, probably due to Windows...  ;). The issue had nothing to do with the documentation template I used and neither with the particular model since it occurred also when I created a new model and used a standard template. It happened also with small diagrams that easily fit on one page; they were cut off at the right and lower side to a size of less than 10x10 cm.
But everything is back to normal now. So the advice to anyone experiencing the same problem is: do nothing and try again tomorrow....:).

General Board / Diagrams in report cropped again!
« on: September 04, 2017, 10:33:58 pm »
Again! For no apparent reason, the diagrams in my reports are printed incompletely: They are cropped so that large parts of the diagrams on the right side and underside are invisible! I am not aware of having changed any relevant settings and this is a very serious impediment to my work!

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

I am using the EA Document generator to generate reasonably large documents (50-150 pages).
From one model, I generate two different documents by using two different Model Documents.

The two documents share a number of packages from the model but.... I want those packages placed at different paragraph-levels. This seems not to be possible in a Model Document: all included packages are placed at the top level.

Is there a trick to accomplish what I want? One might think of creating a "package link" that points to the actual package and can itself be included at a different loction in the project browser tree. But I dont think that exists :-(.

Thanks for any suggestions!

General Board / ISA99 Industrial Automation Security and EA
« on: July 17, 2017, 07:04:23 pm »
Has anyone used EA to model industrial automation? Using which meta-model?
I am especially interested in security aspects. I would like to model the various layers, components, requirements and implementations of those components.

Thanks for any tips or suggestions.


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