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Messages - Graham_Moir

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General Board / Re-using standard shapescripts
« on: June 01, 2017, 03:29:17 am »

I would like to re-use the standard shape that is rendered for a value chain element.   May be a silly question, but is that possible?  In other words can I access the shapescript code for a value chain element and then apply it to a different element via the UML types dialogue ?

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Connector: Aggregation. Notation lost
« on: May 19, 2017, 07:37:07 am »
Initially created from the toolbox before the issue arose and the same way now.  F3 is used to repeat the connector from time to time.  Quicklinker not used for this.

It's "Aggregation" from the Archimate 3 structural relationships toolbox.  The stereotypes and roles etc.. are the same for connectors with the diamond and those without it.

No MDGs have been enabled/disabled.

Just to recap, this has been working for a frew weeks but has stopped.  My behaviour as an EA user hasn't changed, same element types, same connectors, but rendering is different without the diamond being shown. 

Very odd.

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Bugs and Issues / Connector: Aggregation. Notation lost
« on: May 19, 2017, 04:21:26 am »
So I've been using this connector a lot over the last couple of weeks and have not had a problem with the diamond notation at one end of the connector.  Until today, when exactly the same connector has lost the diamond and I can't get it back. 

It's disappeared in some cases on some diagrams for existing connectors but not across the board,  however all new connectors are just a plain line at both ends - no diamond at all.  I am using the exact same method to create these that I have used without problems in the last couple of weeks.

Anyone come across this?   And is there a fix?

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Less/Fewer becoming synonymous is an issue in the UK as well.

And then we have the negative influence from American English.  One example that particularly annoys me, and is similar to the horrible "agreeance" mentioned by Roy,  is "learnings",  as in "we need to review the learnings from that project",  meaning "lessons learnt".   Learning, as we pedants know, has a completely different meaning and does not have a plural.
Graham, I'm not so sure on this.  This may genuinely be a case of language evolving (as opposed to the usual devolving).  Using a word incorrectly is NOT "evolution", it's wrong!  (as in agreeance!)

It might be interesting to work through this (and it even has a direct involvement with modelling - since many of us are building ontologically related models).

Can you give your definition of "Learning" (and, preferably, its source) and why you believe the usage you described is incorrect?

We (currently) have 2 definitions for "Learning" in our Onto-Terminological model.  One is the verbal form, one the nounal.  The usage that annoys you could be a specialization of our nounal definition.

Paolo

Hi Paolo,  you are may well be right about the evolution of language, although I lean towards the noun "learning" being used incorrectly.   A quick double check with a dictionary confirms it doesn't have a plural and means some form of body of knowledge rather than being a synonym for lesson. 

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Less/Fewer becoming synonymous is an issue in the UK as well.

And then we have the negative influence from American English.  One example that particularly annoys me, and is similar to the horrible "agreeance" mentioned by Roy,  is "learnings",  as in "we need to review the learnings from that project",  meaning "lessons learnt".   Learning, as we pedants know, has a completely different meaning and does not have a plural.


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General Board / Re: EA Sparx crashing - 'A required resource'
« on: April 26, 2017, 06:21:34 pm »

Yes, I have been encountering it as well, although every hour or so rather than 15-20 minutes.  But as there has been no apparent pattern to the problem it's difficult to report to Sparx with any meaningful info for investigation. 

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So I guess you'll either have to revise your security policy (which is flawed anyway, why would you want to allow people to create relations to things they are not allowed to change?)


Actually I'm not sure it's flawed.  We have the situation where the Enterprise (Business) Architects have defined corporate "Capabilities" and "Functions" amongst other things.   We want the Solution Architects to link/create relationships to these elements/objects so that we can understand which projects, new solutions, existing systems etc. etc. relate to those top level entities.  But we definitely don't want anyone except the Enterprise Architects to change the definition of them. 

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Definitely +1.  Agree with AndyJ as well.

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Proper Security
« on: March 15, 2017, 09:00:33 pm »

Sparx has announced that row-level security/locking is coming, although exactly what that means hasn't been defined/communicate yet as far as I know.

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OK, have you logged an official bug report/support issue?

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Hi EA experts,
the recently introduced feature of discussing elements in EA...

This has actually been around for quite a while.

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General Board / Re: Using relationship matrix
« on: March 09, 2017, 09:12:15 pm »
Looks to me as though none of those valid points has been addressed in version 13.

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Is the global re-usable process (activity/child diagram) being called, stored outside of the project browser package/folder structure  that you are exporting?   If so that could be the reason it gets dropped. 



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Bugs and Issues / Re: Spurious duplicates while cloning
« on: February 22, 2017, 04:51:05 am »

While I haven't explicitly reproduced the problem, I would say that the symptoms described are a bug and should be reported.


I too see value in the "Clone Aware Modelling"  capability, but my view is that this is a fairly major piece of functionalityh that was introduced for the first time in version 13 and is suffering from being immature and possibly poorly tested. 


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Bugs and Issues / Re: EA crashes on cloning of composite element
« on: February 22, 2017, 04:46:13 am »

Thanks Paolo,  I have asked them to re-open that item.

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