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Bugs and Issues / Drag/Drop a UseCase with “Drag as” instance !?
« on: April 28, 2017, 02:22:14 am »
I do not use Use Cases so much, but while supporting a college I realized that he had lots of Use Case instances in the diragram.

I assume that UML does not know anything what  a instance of the use case is at all.

Looking on what my college does, I saw when dragging and dropping a use case from the project browser to the diagram “Drag as” is set to  instance (UseCase) by default.

To get Link as default do I need a feature request or a bug report? ;)

Bugs and Issues / Re: State Machine State select Composite Diagram
« on: April 27, 2017, 09:56:46 pm »
Yes, I will do!
Just to be complete; it was build 1310 where I saw this.

Bugs and Issues / State Machine State select Composite Diagram
« on: April 27, 2017, 08:14:42 pm »
When you add a state in a state machine you are able to assign a composite diagrams e.g. another state machine diagram (Select Composite Diagram) to it.
Later you are able to assign e.g. a State Machine as a classifier to that state (Instance Classifier…)  to use a substate machine.

When you drag a state machine to a state machine diagram by default “Drop as” is "Invocation (State)" what basically leads to the same thing as described above, however you are not able to assign a composite diagram any more (context menu item is missed).

Is that an intended feature, and if so why?

I belief it is a bug.

Bugs and Issues / Re: EA response is super slow in V13!?
« on: April 26, 2017, 04:26:19 pm »
After some days this problem disappeared somehow. Maybe my IT used my PC resources for something some days.

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Recursive Query
« on: April 24, 2017, 06:33:54 pm »
Because of  you are  trying to use the "WITH" statement, I assume you have your repository in a real DB like MySQL, Oracle,…
If so, what you could do is defining your “With-SQL” in your DB as a View and then “SELECT” your view within EA.

General Board / Re: A simple question about Models & Views
« on: April 14, 2017, 01:50:12 am »
I would not take those EA "model" and "view" terms to serious. For me both are more or less just packages but I am just forces to add on the root a model und underneath a view by EA.
If you want to store elements on one place and diagrams on another you can do that with simple packages as well.

Yes, I did not mention that feature.
However, just having a huge list of elements is not very handy. I have more a link dialog in mind like when classifying items, where you can navigate through the browser or where you can search for something.

Currently there are two possibilities to create relationships between two elements/items:

-Within a diagram or,
-By using the Relationship Matrix

The Relationship Matrix shows that there are use cases where it is better to maintain relations without a diagram. However if the relevant items (source/target) are spread over the whole repository and are of any type, the Relationship Matrix gets unhandy.

In these cases it would help if EA would allow to add links within Properties/Links and in the Relationship view, rather than only allowing to delete existing links.

In such cases I currently create a diagram, drag and drop the relevant elements, create the relationship and delete the diagram, just because I do not need it. What is really not very straight forward. ::)

E.g. in SysML it is not unusual, having ports and properties with no name in cases where the port/property is typed/classified (at least as long as there is only on port/property of that type).

However due to the fact that the Relationship Matrix do not allow to show the type, those unnamed elements cannot be identified by the user.
An option to show the type of the element as well would allow to use the Relationship Matrix for unnamed elements as well.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Testing features seem to be broken in V13
« on: April 11, 2017, 07:03:57 pm »
Yes it seems so.
But once you have set Last Run, Run By and Status to fail (let’s say 3 years ago) someone can change status to Pass e.g. by mistake to get something incorrect as well.
EA is quiet lax in constraining the users, but here in this special case it is not any more since V13.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Testing features seem to be broken in V13
« on: April 10, 2017, 06:30:09 pm »
I see, in V13 some constraints seem to be introduced. I am still not sure if this new constraints providing a value or not. Anyhow, the text in the message boxes (when doing something wrong) are somehow misleading.

Bugs and Issues / Testing features seem to be broken in V13
« on: April 07, 2017, 06:57:06 pm »
When you enter a new test you can neither select Run By nor Checked By nor Last Run.
When you try to change Status and Save the error message “Test not run yet. Set the Result to the default i.e. ‘Not Run’ is shown !?!?!?

Found in build 1310.

Bugs and Issues / EA response is super slow in V13!?
« on: April 05, 2017, 01:43:20 am »
I have be model were now even elementary actions like selection of a package in project browser or selecting an element on a diagram takes round about a minute to be finished.

I exported and imported (xml) the stuff in an new model (eap) to find out if I get rid of the problem but it is still there.
I also switched of all add-ins and non Sparx MDG’s. -> Problem still there.

Then I started to delete step by step packages in the hope to isolate something that causes the problem.
By doing so I came in an area of SysML blocks with a considerable amount of ports where each time I deleted something the EA response got a little bit faster.

These performance issues I see in V13:1304 and 1309, but I do not have in V12:1215
Anyone knowing something about that? Any idea?

Bugs and Issues / Re: License Agreement Questions
« on: March 24, 2017, 07:56:58 pm »
Hi Sparxians,
do you have any feedback on that?

Hi Geert,
Yes, there are bugs in somehow, at least when you connect items in the asset library.
However a library is only useful if used. And using something in UML is e.g. using as classifier, as a part, as reference, as …. And most of that usage in UML you do by drawing some kind of line between elements.
On the other hand a library should not change by its usage (at least from my understanding).

For instance in my library I have some SysML blocks describing some ARM controllers.
In my project related model I have some PCB’s referring to the controller via part relation. By doing so, I use the ARM library item but I do not want to change it.

I think the problem is somehow that links are not entities of it’s own in EA somewhere.

However to allow to change a library for all library users makes the asset service useless.
In other words, yes I think there are some “bugs” in that area, but some can probably only be fixed before the connectional basis is changed.

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