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The traceability matrix (I assume you mean relationship matrix)  is a two dimensional thing. It shows if elements in the row are somehow direct connected to elements in the column.
I use that matrix either to find out direct connections or to create or delete direct connects.

Elements in the row might be connected somehow to a chain of element to other elements and the same could happen to elements in the columns.

If the matrix would show that indirect connections as well, using the matrix to connect/disconnect things would not work. Further on the benefit of the information that an element is connected to another somehow over maybe 1000 elements hops, I would put under question marks.
I understand that in you special use case such a feature could help. But it is special and not general.
EA provides the feature you are looking for, the traceability view, however on element by element basis.

There is no API method/attribute to switch a diagram object to Rectangular Representation, right?

Ok! I reported a Registered Bug Report.

General Board / Re: Building Business Capability Model in Sparx
« on: June 01, 2016, 03:33:52 am »
Not sure if I understand you right what you are modelling.
Assuming you have a diagram containing classes representing somehow your business capabilities and e.g. for each level 1 class a level 2 diagram containing related level 2 business capability classes. So you could just add a diagram link nearby the level 1 class to the level 2 diagram.

However this is not real modeling but more diagram navigation. Modelling would be more assigning level 2 classes to a level 1 class e.g. by a composite relationship.

Anyhow without understanding what you want to achieve with your business capability model, it is quiet hard to help.

General Board / Experience with model validation?!
« on: June 01, 2016, 03:19:23 am »
A student writes for me a plugin to do model validation.
Currently we have the problem that after repeating the same validation several times we get exceptions or EA even crashes.

So far we did a lot to localize the problem, but there seem to be no rule when the problem occurs (EA just stops calling our rules).
Some ideas or experience on that?

I just realized that some elements e.g. Event has no rectangle representation but most elements have.
I intended to use an Event as basis for a stereotype having a shape script extending rectangle representation. Is there any understandable reason why e.g. an Actor has but an Event has not a Rectangle Representation?

Uml Process / Re: Copying Ports
« on: May 30, 2016, 06:38:38 pm »
On project browser it works for me.
Just when I click on the diagram an use edit/copy and edit/past as new the block with nothing else is copied.
How do you do your copy action?

This is a question that I asked myself as well and it means form e I have to do some things I just do to satisfy EA. I assume the more historical than really needed.

I have not used this feature yet and due to the silence, I assume there are not many forum members using that feature as well.

One of the forum members who know a lot about document templates is Geert. Either he is out or even he does not know.

If nobody answers, I would send a mail to

I think that this will not work.

What I did was creating a stereotype having all common tagged values (I named “Abstract Requirement”) and I derived those common tags by connecting my real stereotypes with "Generalize".
When I look on that realization (done a while ago) I do not understand anymore why “Abstract Requirement” is really abstract (in other words I cannot select that stereotype as user).
But this is the way it works for me.

General Board / Re: Links to Q&A's / Source Documentation
« on: May 24, 2016, 02:50:28 am »
Yes in EA any kind of those things is somehow related to an element, however a element can also be a package containing lots of elements.
Anyhow, if it does not suite to your needs, just forget it.

I am not 100% sure, but I think there is no feature for that.
Such stuff works for properies but not for tagged values (99%).

General Board / Re: Links to Q&A's / Source Documentation
« on: May 24, 2016, 02:20:54 am »
There is an EA feature called element discussion that might provide you what you need. In theory if your partners would have access to your model you would not need any document or e-mail at all.

However to be honest, I have not jet seriously used that feature (does not mean that it is useless/ I just have no experience on that feature).

I assume then that if I were to use/build a documentation template that I could display that field in each Requirement Catalogue entry?
Yes with a document template you can do that.
Looking at RaQuest... being so green to EA, I'm probably not going to understand the benefits for another year.
With RaQuest you can handle the requirements more in a table rather than as elements in the properties dialog or on a diagram + some other features.
I used Raquest many years but now not any more. This is mainly because of the Specification Manager is there for a while, satisfies my need and the other features I do not need, further on Raquest does not fit well to own defined requirement profiles.
As long as you do not have requirements engineers not able to specify requirements in EA or defined by some strong organizational policies to use something else (not working in huge endeavor) I assume that doing requirements engineering in EA is good.

I rust realized that when I put SysML properties connected with a connector having a label with a direction to a second diagram that the triangle and the connection remain.!?
“Inconsistently correct systems DON'T EXIST!”

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