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Are you intending to use the same elements on all diagrams?

If so, try right-clicking the BPMN Process flow diagram, selecting Copy Diagram

Move to a new package and the paste diagram selecting a Shallow Copy from the options

If you want to create a brand new set of elements, then use Geert's suggestion or proceed as above and select deep copy from the options.



Are both installations of EA using the same Diagram Themes?

At a guess the top example is Enterprise Architect 12 theme whereas the bottom one is Enterprise Architect 10

Just a thought


General Board / Re: BPMN layers and creating Child diagrams
« on: March 31, 2016, 06:57:44 pm »
In version 9 of EA you cannot select a diagram to become your composite, however, there is a rather clumsy work-around:

1) Select the diagram you want to "drill down" to in the Project Browser
2) Move this diagram as a child of the element you want to link from
3) Make this element a composite
4) Repeat 2) and 3) for all other elements you want to link from
5) Move the diagram back to its original position

This will suffice until you upgrade to version 12.1



Hmm Interesting

To add Properties to a Block in a BDD, what I do is

1) Add two blocks to a BDD
2) Create a "whole-part" relationship between them using a Part Association (Composition) or a Shared Association (Aggregation)

EA then creates a Property typed to the "Part" Block as a direct child to the "Whole" block

You may have to hide the Properties compartment for the Blocks on the BDD

To add a Value Property to a Block on a BDD what I do is

1) Drag a Property from the Toolbox onto a Block on a BDD
2) Type the Property to a ValueType
3) Delete (Using the Delete Key) the Property from the diagram

EA then creates an entry in the values compartment

Oddly, the above only appears to work correctly if the Block is in the same package as the BDD, otherwise its back to drag and drop within the Project browser.



My answer would be to check the elements check box which is a child of the diagram checkbox in the document template editor.

Do not include any data for the diagram tags, but do include data for the element tag:

package >
diagram >
Elements on diagram:

element >
Name: {Element.Name} : type : {Element.Type}
< element
< diagram
child packages >

< child packages
< package

This produces a list of all linked elements, but no image



Bugs and Issues / Re: Creating Custom Styles Makes my Cry inside
« on: March 04, 2016, 07:53:20 pm »
For a quick tutorial on stylesheets please check out

on the Sparx Community


General Board / Floating Licence on AWS VM
« on: January 30, 2016, 01:37:49 am »
Hi All

Has anyone had any success in locating floating licences on an AWS VM EC2 Windows 2008 server instance?

I ask because a client on mine has tried and failed.

EA fails to connect to the AWS VM using a elastic IP address (which is static and does not change)

The Security Group for the AWS VM are set to accept incoming TCP on all from all hosts

Have also set firewall rules to allow access via 7770 on bot the VM and the client machine

Any advice most welcome



Suggestions and Requests / Re: ArchiMate Derived Relationships
« on: September 25, 2015, 05:49:36 pm »
This has been implemented in the latest version of BEASI


An indicator on my wish list is in the Project Browser and / or in the Package Browser

is if at least one Baseline exists on a Package then show on the Package Icon

Just a thought


Suggestions and Requests / Re: Need better ER Diagram notation
« on: November 22, 2014, 10:38:09 am »
The Crows Feet notation is supported in EA

Model your Logical Data model using UML class diagram and then double-click the diagram to bring up the Diagram Properties dialog

Select the Connectors tab

Change the Connector Notation from UML to Information Engineering

You should now see the Crows Feet notation

Of course this only works for UML Association connectors



Suggestions and Requests / SysML 1.3 Activity Diagrams
« on: November 20, 2014, 09:26:39 pm »
Support for SysML 1.3 has imported significantly over the versions. We now have much closer alignment with the OMG Spec, particularly in the area of Blocks / Ports and Block / Requirement Compartments.

However one area is still lagging behind, namely Activity Diagrams

Apart from some stereotypes it is pretty much the same as UML

With version 12 upcoming may I request the following enhancements

1) Dashed lines for Control Flow (as per OMG SysML 1.3 spec)
2) Support for Parameter Sets
3) Stereotypes visible for Activity Parameters and Action Pins (for example <<optional>>
4) Alternate format for Interrupt Flow, that is as a "normal" Control / Object Flow, but with a small "lightning bolt" floating (like a label) near its middle
5) Re-sizeable Activity Parameters so that the name can be placed inside the Parameter symbol

Many thanks for your consideration

Have a look at Working Sets

This provides what you need


Suggestions and Requests / Re: All I want for a Sparxly Christmas 2014
« on: December 16, 2013, 11:19:57 pm »
My #1 feature request

Ability to select more than connector and change the properties (line style) for all connectors in that selection

What licence edition of EA are you using? If you have the Business Engineering (or Ultimate) edition, then Business Rule Modelling is already there.

It may not be a perfect match for what you are describing, but as far as I recall it is decision table based and links activity flows with business rules requirements. It has been a while since I last looked at it, but section 8.3.3 in the PDF EA User Guide has a great deal of information in this.

This feature is not available in the corporate edition



Suggestions and Requests / Re: Othogonal Default Line Style
« on: March 27, 2012, 12:04:06 am »
Follow up to last post, the diagram settings issue mentioned seems to be fixed in version 9.3  :)

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