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General Board / Webinars
« on: February 01, 2017, 04:57:31 am »

I find these very useful, but what's happened?   They are supposed to be "monthly product interactive webinars",  however the last one was in November 2016 and it's now Feb 2017.

Will there be any more?

General Board / Re: Unable to set BPMN Gateway Parameters
« on: January 13, 2017, 04:31:00 am »
I just replicated the symptoms you've described by locking the element.  (Select the gateway, right-click, lock element).  Having done that I can still change the properties on the "Main" tab, but they are greyed out on the BPMN tab.  If I unlock the element, I can once again set the gateway direction.

You can tell if an element is locked in the project browser because it will have a red exclamation mark next to it. 

I wrote a parser for the logfiles of the keystore service myself.
It uses the Qt library.
The output is a *.csv file that can then be used in Excel for any imaginable evaluation.

Unfortunately we cannot attach files to forum posts.
It is just one *.cpp file. I would have shared with you :(.

Could you put this on the community site?

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Diagram in Linked document
« on: January 05, 2017, 08:44:00 pm »

I think from a readability/usability perspective, being able to display the latest version of the diagram in the linked document makes a lot of sense.

Difficult if the the source is a closed system by design. 

Perhaps Simon M can give an update on the feasibility study to process RSA's proprietary format that he mentioned back in July?

You might be the only guys trying this in this configuration...

Bugs and Issues / Re: 1309: User Defined Boundary - how?
« on: December 05, 2016, 10:07:15 pm »
Ctrl+Click (same as connectors)

Not sure why the help doesn't have that yet.

I have always used Shift+Click to add/clear points to a connector.  Does that do exactly the same thing as Ctrl+Click/Crtl+Q?  If so it may help avoid the irritating side effect of Ctrl-Click.

Bugs and Issues / Re: BPMN Template Elements don't honour the element size
« on: November 30, 2016, 08:31:17 pm »
Reported with the reply from Sparx of "This has been confirmed to be fixed in a future build."

Bugs and Issues / Re: BPMN Template Elements don't honour the element size
« on: November 28, 2016, 09:10:06 pm »

Thanks Paolo.  I'm sure you've reported it, but I will too.

Bugs and Issues / BPMN Template Elements don't honour the element size
« on: November 25, 2016, 04:31:25 am »
Version 13.  I have set the style attributes on a BPMN activity element in a template package and also resized the element.   When a new BPMN activity is added to a diagram,  EA picks up the style OK, but the default old size of the element seems to dominate.   I see a quick flash where the revised template element dimensions appear, but they immediately disappear to be replaced with the default much smaller size.   I assume this is because BPMN's origins in EA is as an MDG addin, although it is now delivered as standard by default with EA.   

Would you call this a bug?  Is it even fixable?

General Board / Re: Standardising Element Appearance
« on: November 23, 2016, 12:03:49 am »
The documentation is clear that this is on creation.

What's the aversion to using default appearance? If you set the default appearance of your element in the template package, that would apply on all future diagrams the elements are used on.

No aversion, it's just that it's easy to click on the element and use the Format Toolbar from the element icons to change the appearance in the template package.  This then works for new elements,  but in fact in the template package what you should be doing is changing the default appearance in order to get consistency for new elements and re-used elements.   The "Change Default Appearance" menu option is somewhat hidden (in comparison to the Format Toolbar icon) and not everyone knows about F4.

General Board / Re: V13: colour dialogues
« on: November 22, 2016, 09:00:40 pm »

Yes, depressing to find not much has changed.

General Board / Standardising Element Appearance
« on: November 22, 2016, 01:31:00 am »
This may have been raised before, not sure.

If I use the "Project Template Package" approach provided in EA I can set my own appearance for elements (font colour, size, border, background etc..) without using the 'default appearance' option, and this works fine.  EA notices the custom appearance in the template section and applies that style to a new element of the relevant type that I add to a diagram.   The problem is that this seems to be a one time operation.   By that I mean, if I re-use (link to) that element on a different diagram, a completely different appearance is applied, which I assume must be the default for the element.   I can of course also set the "default appearance" of the element, essentially repeating the changes made to customise the element in the template package, but why do I have to do this twice? Is this a bug? 

Would it be reasonable to expect that on re-use of an element, either
1) EA also applies the style it finds in the template package - if it looked that is, I have a feeling the lookup on the template package only happens for new elements.   In short shouldn't the style I specify in the template package override any default appearance ?
2) When an element is defined in a template package and its appearance changed, shouldn't then its 'default appearance' automatically be updated to reflect those changes?


Suggestions and Requests / Re: Find and delete orphanded items
« on: November 17, 2016, 09:40:41 pm »
Isn't an orphan an element that has zero relationships rather than an element that isn't on a diagram?

Also, Skiwi, point taken,  my comment was slightly ambiguous, but the main thrust of what I said related to elements and that still holds true I believe...   "pressing the delete key when an element is selected will never delete the element from the model/project browser.    You have to use control-delete to achieve that."

Bugs and Issues / Re: BPMN2 - Resize / center text
« on: November 17, 2016, 09:35:20 pm »
It looks to me as though the text is top centred with a fixed offset from the top of the element.  If you make the activity bigger the title/text stays in this position no matter how big the element is.   If you make the element smaller the same constraints apply which means you can actually end up with the text outside the element if you make it small enough. 

No sure how you adjust this.   I have a vague recollection of an option to centre or left/right justify the text but I can't find it any more. 

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