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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Request: Indication of available notes
« on: January 19, 2012, 11:43:31 am »
Good idea - just a small graphical indicator that signifies "there is an actual note that has been added here - it's not empty"

Suggestions and Requests / Re: unstable connection lines
« on: January 04, 2012, 07:00:51 am »
I have had the same problem for years now. Reported but doesn't seem as though it will ever be fixed. Text on connector lines move around and does not stay where I've put it after saving the diagram. Frustrating. Makes diagrams look tatty. :(

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Public Bug/Feature Tracking
« on: October 30, 2009, 10:09:42 am »
What a great idea. Other companies do this (IBM, Microsoft, etc) for software products. It's an effective way to use the EA Community.

I'm not sure why Sparx seem to want to keep the bug and product enhancement request list (or information about the strategic product market roadmap for that matter) behind the veil.

"Commercial in Confidence"?

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagram
« on: September 13, 2010, 05:20:22 pm »
I'm enjoying the intellectual and comedic stimulus of this thread.

I know I'm not going to get anything from Sparx.

Psst. I've moved to Orbus iServer. It doesn't matter anymore.

Suggestions and Requests / Establish a new discussion group
« on: September 10, 2010, 07:08:47 am »

Establish a new, separate, dedicated discussion group for users of Sparx EA who are using Sparx EA for Enterprise Architecture. E.g., establishing an Enterprise Architecture repository and skill sets to create and manage artefacts relating to business, data, application, technology in the corporate context.

This is my area of interest for the tool. And I know there are hundreds of other professionals out there in the world using it for the same purpose.

I find it a bit odd that the dominant flow of messages on the Sparx board is about writing VBA scripts, reverse engineering, and technical questions related to software architecture / software engineering.

And yet the tool is named "Enteprise Architect" - not "Software Architect". There is a TOGAF plug-in for Sparx, but there is negligible discussion on the Sparx forum of how customers are using TOGAF, the TOGAF plug-in, or Sparx professionallly.

End of message. :)

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Ceterum censeo erroris esse rectam
« on: July 04, 2010, 11:56:57 am »
This thread is funny. But I think you guys are losing it. Too many years struggling with the tool, and living in forlorn hope that someday the big fat Sparx Santa will wriggle down your chimney and deposit a big pile of gifts under your tree.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Resizable dialogues
« on: January 11, 2010, 05:13:31 pm »
We keep identifying them here?

Maybe do both: while I'm happy to keep tabs on this thread and implement what's needed in response to it, it's probably a bit safer if you log it through the official channels. That way if I suddenly inherit millions of dollars from a rich relative I never knew I had and am forced to leave work to focus on a life of decadent pleasure seeking, then at least someone will be able to take up the bat.

Until then, I'll keep regularly checking this thread when I can and implementing the recomendations when time allows.  8-)

That happens to me all the time. I just keep working.  :o

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Resizable dialogues
« on: December 02, 2009, 11:08:15 am »

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Viewing more things 'side by side'
« on: January 24, 2010, 09:21:06 am »
Definitely yes +1

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Allow replacement of EA Aggregations
« on: October 05, 2009, 03:26:45 pm »
In build 849 - released today, I find the following in the release notes:

Connector labels for Aggregation and Composition source and target roles will display a derived '/' symbol, if the derived option is set.

This doesn't help, does it?

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Allow replacement of EA Aggregations
« on: October 02, 2009, 05:27:43 am »
Agree with this request.

I wonder why Sparx does not appear to give significant feedback to legitimate feature requests on this forum. Such as this.

Among the best aspects of being a loyal advocate of the Sparx EA tool (I was using EA-created artefact examples in a TOGAF 9 course this week that I've been teaching) is the ... well there are a lot of reasons.

But one of the things that is starting to bug me a little is that feature requests from heavyweight users like you guys - who contribute a lot of knowledge to this forum - often seem to go ignored.

Goes into a black hole. No response. No "roadmap" information from Sparx such as "we've been thinking about that and it may be in a release in about a year" or "that's not such a good idea and we're never going to do that - go take a hike" or anything.

Am I wrong?

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Layers
« on: December 31, 2009, 12:16:14 pm »
Not really, it's intended to provide filtered views of an existing diagram.

That would just about do it for me, I think.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Layers
« on: December 31, 2009, 09:56:42 am »
Looking forward to it!

Suggestions and Requests / Re: SSKeyStore tool
« on: September 10, 2008, 07:58:38 pm »
No, there is no API or documentation regarding the format of our key file.

Somehow I didn't think EA would be publishing the format of the license key file. ;)

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Open recently opend diagrams of a project
« on: February 27, 2009, 10:18:56 am »
Once again another GIDNKT moment! Thanks Midnight,


Bioform: GIDNKT? It's not even on Google. What's it mean?

Good Idea D... K.... Think?

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