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I partially recant, and say that actually Glassboy probably did use the right word. After talking to myself for a while (as I often do... nothing strange about that, is there Roy?) I concluded that I would probably say "I dived off..." and "I dove (in)to...". As in "I dived off the bridge and dove to the bottom" (and then swam back up).  Which sounds quite weird.

Being of British extraction, I know a large number of the Grimms Fairy Tales and Hans Christian Andersen stories (and not forgetting Aesop and Kipling). We even have a large book of Grimms Fairy Tales in our bookshelf, but sadly my children need to see things on a screen these days before they know it exists. Also, Fairy Tales are in the news here in Australia at the moment, because certain education authorities want schools to either ban them or encourage discussions of their 'gender role stereotyping' amongst the pre-schoolers to whom they might be read. I wonder how that would go with 'The Three Little Pigs'?

Anyway, I agree with Glassboy in saying 'The Frog dived (not dove) into the pool and brought the golden ball back up to the Princess'. But if you want a mechanism, then 'swam back up with the Golden Ball'.  After a dive, you swim down, around, or back up. Unless things go badly wrong, in which case you either float back up or stay on the bottom...

Where IS that Darlene with her code?

Diving is essentially going rapidly from one level to a lower level - Sky diving, dive bombing, high-diving, skin diving, diving valuations. SCUBA diving is a more gentle version, as you don't tend to descend rapidly (unless you are an experienced diver with special apparatus).  Whilst you can get away with diving through, I don't think you could say that you are diving up.

(Just filling in time while we wait to see if Darleen posts her code...).

>> PS. Please don't paste the same question on every debugging thread you can find here (even on .Net related questions from 2009 as far as I can see). I or someone else is going to need to go through and clean up that mess.

That someone else turned out to be me. I thought I'd be helpful and quickly delete the tail-end posts in all those threads, but it turns out if you delete a recent post from an old thread the 'breadcrumb' pops you to the point at which the old thread ended. I have been wandering around the cob-webbed, dank and dusty vaults of threads in 2007 and thereabouts. Very tedious. And there was one thread that might actually have been relevant to the question you asked, but in my weariness I deleted the post in that thread too.

To the world at large - please, no more carpet-bombing!

General Board / Re: Distorted BPMN Diagram Shapes and Connectors
« on: March 17, 2017, 01:34:32 pm »
It isn't clear whether you are talking about all diagrams or a particular diagram, and I have not seen the bug report or the Support response.  If the ribbon setting is 'Standard' then you should not be getting the effect you see across all diagrams. However, on a 'distorted' diagram right-click on the background and select 'Properties', then click on the 'Diagram' tab. See if the 'Whiteboard Mode' and/or 'Hand Drawn' options are selected for that diagram.

I'd have to point out that there are millions of native English speakers who cannot write English as well as you do. I wish I could write French even half as well.

General Board / Re: SysML Requirements - Copy relationship
« on: March 14, 2017, 11:03:54 am »
What you are seeing is correct - Copy creates a new, separate element. In release 13 there is an option to Clone an element - what release are you using?

Uml Process / Re: Matrix Specifications & Searches
« on: March 09, 2017, 10:32:38 am »
Go to the very bottom of the page. Under the Sparx Systems banner there are six columns of options. The fifth column is called Support, and it contains the option Feature Request.   That's the link.

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Add style name to Style
« on: March 06, 2017, 12:00:34 pm »
Since the action that qwerty mainly talks about is the demise of a Sparxian or two, I would hope that Simon is only yearning for the feature that you (Paolo) mention.
But then again...

General Board / Re: Composite (?) Component Question
« on: March 03, 2017, 09:35:24 am »
>>  What form did the abjection take?

Oh, the usual. Banged my head on the floor, threw ashes over myself (still sneezing) and wore an extremely uncomfortable potato sack (I think there were a couple of small potatoes still in it).

General Board / Re: Composite (?) Component Question
« on: March 02, 2017, 11:02:16 am »
The search is a text-string search, not a sounds-like search, so it won't report 'Structured' with a d (ed c is not the same as e c).

However, the Help is wrong. The term should be 'Structure Compartment'. With abject apologies, I have corrected it in the three topics in which it exists. Not sure when this correction will surface in the released Help.

General Board / Re: Sparx cannot find my XMI/XML files
« on: February 27, 2017, 11:07:28 am »
This is the Help file for the MDG Technologies dialog.

If you scroll down to the description of the Advanced button, there is a link to another Help topic, which describes the MDG Technologies - Advanced dialog.

There is also a link to this topic from the step containing the text you quoted. I have, however, now added a comment to the step, on how you get to the dialog it refers to. That won't be visible until a later release of the Help, though.

General Board / Re: Create Tasks NOT associated with an element?
« on: February 24, 2017, 10:16:09 am »
I'm pretty sure that there are standard reports covering that.
  • In the Ribbon, click on the Start > Explore > Search > Search in Model option, to open the Model Search screen.
  • In the first field at the top, click on the drop-down arrow and select 'Tasks'.
  • In the second field, click on the drop-down arrow and select the filtered search you need (Complete, New, Incomplete etc.)
  • Execute the search. This shows Task ELEMENTS (I don't think it includes Tasks assigned TO elements)
You might have to scroll a long way across the results screen to show all the columns, but you can use the Field Chooser to hide any columns you are not interested in.

Is that what you want?

General Board / Re: Create Tasks NOT associated with an element?
« on: February 23, 2017, 03:55:39 pm »
I'm not sure I understand the conversation here, but EA provides two types of task.

1)  In Project Management, you can create tasks (and other maintenance items) as a component of the element, to record and manage work on that element.
2)  Through the Maintenance Toolbox you can create project-level task elements (and Issue, Change, Test and Defect elements) to record work and various types of constraint on the project, whether specific or general or even vague, if appropriate.

Isn't the second type of task what you are after?

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