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General Board / Re: Project Styles - where are they?
« on: May 19, 2017, 07:59:58 am »
Well indeed its true they call it a notebookbar or muffin! (the latter seems a bit unfortunate)

General Board / Re: email notification
« on: May 18, 2017, 01:27:31 pm »
EA is not server, but client based. Since the client is not notified, you have not chance to get a push notification. What you could do is to run a poll script that notifies you.

Although with Pro Cloud Server its staring to look that way, I can see the end of the fat client will come one day ...

General Board / Re: Snap Lines - Allow overlay?
« on: May 18, 2017, 01:17:27 pm »

I find sometimes I have to "duplicate" tree" style connectivity (e.g. where I want two differing trees connecting to an entity),
and getting those lines perfect aligned is a PITA.

But then I don't see why we can't move connectors using the keyboard in the same way as we can move elements.

General Board / Re: Smart alignment?
« on: May 18, 2017, 01:00:18 pm »
Well, that's not exactly what Visio offers. For example when you resize element Visio can show when this width is same as other element's. Or when you resize it can snap to same side position of neighbor element.

Other thing what I miss is guide lines. That would be great thing.
But, as was already mentioned EA isn't a Visio and will never get there :-)

Actually I find that in most ways I prefer the EA paradigm for aligning shapes, resizing them, moving them, etc over Visio.
Note that in v12 you can add align vertical and align horizontal commands to the menu (they are not shown by default and don't have icons).
In v13 they work extremely well from the menu.
In both versions the "size" of the element (in pixels???) is shown on the status bay and using keyboard resizing change the size to suit.

If there was anything that could be done better it would be to have the status bar update when multiple entries are selected and resized (especially when they are all the same size).

General Board / Re: Project Styles - where are they?
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:49:58 pm »
I'm stilling sitting behind the barricades. Ribbons are something you put around presents, not on top of applications
Even Libre Office has a ribbon

General Board / Re: Composite (?) Component Question
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:46:57 pm »
Wow, the users need a decent search mechanism - that, at least, works like most smarter modern searches!  Let me put in an URGENT feature request on their behalf


Suggestions and Requests / Re: Alignment functions for Arcs
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:25:02 pm »
++++++ 1

Also alignment of labels where they are separate from the shape

Bugs and Issues / Re: Pinning ends and Line styles
« on: May 16, 2017, 02:55:08 pm »
I particularly don't like a (hidden) side effect of changing the line type.

Actually while on the subject there is an Options > Link for "New Connector Endpoints".
I have it sent to Centre-to-Centre

Center to center          Select this radio button to set the orientation of the dashed guide line for new connectors to anchor on the center of the source element and, as you approach the target element, the center of that element.
The guide line displays both when you are dragging the Quick Linker arrow and when you have dragged a connector icon from the Diagram Toolbox.

But as far as I can see it doesn't work, or at least work well.
I'd like the option to be extended to add the centre of a side, rather than the centre of the artefact.

also for moving an endpoint.

It is a shame, and would be a good feature request, to allow a connector to be moved using Shift-cursor keys in the same way as entities can be moved on a diagram.

In the diagram behaviour preferences you can set "AutoTidy" and "Tidy Line Gap", hope this helps

Also pinning the start or end of a connector can assist in maintaining control.


General Board / Re: Some diagram are not exported.
« on: May 04, 2017, 12:26:30 pm »
Now the problem is fixed, I was able to delete the restriction from here (Picture for menu and evidence):

Now all diagrams are exported!

Thanks all!
And yes you can embed images so they are visible

General Board / Re: Main menu in EA 13
« on: May 03, 2017, 02:46:12 pm »
In EA 13 under the Window icon (visible from all Ribbon tabs as it is on the far left) and then "Show toolbar' some of the earlier toolbars are still available, if this helps

General Board / Re: Save image with background
« on: May 03, 2017, 02:25:54 pm »
EA V13 adds a Document Appearance Option "Document with background color" which may be what you are after.  Preferences> Diagram > Appearance

Bugs and Issues / Re: Auto-apply diagram filter
« on: April 06, 2017, 02:58:37 pm »
This has been raised previously, and I'm pretty sure, at least in the GUI, it can't be done

Bugs and Issues / Re: Canít multi-select items in Element Browser
« on: April 06, 2017, 02:56:22 pm »
+ multiple selections

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