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Bugs and Issues / Re: Diagram View Crashes App
« on: November 22, 2017, 02:05:00 pm »
You didn't delete any lingering registry keys, which could contain things such as a corrupted display geometry.

Good call.  Figured the uninstallation process would handle that, but it pretty much leaves everything behind. Seems like this should be better managed.  Ended up having to reconfigure key bindings, colors, etc.  IMO user preferences would be better situated in some config files @ AppData/Roaming, or import/export-able via the preferences menu.

Managed to get it working.  Deleting registry keys fixed diagram views for new projects, but the projects mentioned in the OP still exhibited the same issues.  They now work after deleting & recreating the diagrams.

One of the things you learn using Sparx in a hot desking environment is that there are times you end up with various views positioned off the screen you're actually using.  Display cards that have separate software for screen management are worse for it.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Diagram View Crashes App
« on: November 22, 2017, 12:01:23 pm »
This is what I see as the key point. One (or more) of the elements being added to a diagram are causing the crash. It's likely that our support team will need a sample of your model to reproduce the problem.

That's what I thought initially, but as detailed in the OP - the same issue occurs with blank, newly created projects, even after a complete re-installation of EA.

You didn't delete any lingering registry keys, which could contain things such as a corrupted display geometry.

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General Board / Re: Defined variables / string interpolation
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:46:51 am »
In terms of other (non toolset) ways of dealing with this, the one approach I've seen is for the analysis to use a lot of newly-invented terms (essentially process-specific role descriptions) that none of the stakeholder groups are likely to recognise, and then having a "glossary per discipline" to translate into real-world business language.

Or find an industry ontology - for example FIBO for the finance sector - and map all of your internal terms to the ontology's term as an abstraction.  Output a bunch of PDFs with the synonym maps and give them to stakeholders.

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General Board / Re: Defined variables / string interpolation
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:44:00 am »
I'm pretty sure there are lots of videos that tell "all guys from New Zealand are cannibals".

Longpork?  Only on special occasions. 

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General Board / Re: Defined variables / string interpolation
« on: November 20, 2017, 09:25:24 pm »
it's Wittgenstein who brought this up in his "Tractatus": Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.

Ahh the boozy swine.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: ArchiMate 3 and Aggregation/Composition nesting
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:03:40 am »
I have noticed an issue With some elements in the ArchiMate 3 MDG when using Aggregation\Composition and Nesting. In some elements (Application Component) when putting one element inside the other the relationship should hide but it doesn't. Trying the same With elements in Stretagy or Motivation seems to work. The relationship hides when the elements are nested.

I'm pretty sure I've noticed the same bug myself with the business layer, and had a recollection it all works fine in Archimate 2.  I haven't had a chance to do some testing and log a bug report though.

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General Board / Re: Paste package from Clipboard very slow
« on: November 08, 2017, 07:20:08 am »
No, it has nothing to do with profile creation.

Well if you don't want to use profiles you could create you own MDG with just design patterns in it.

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Diagram Memory - Recently Closed Diagrams
« on: November 06, 2017, 12:42:32 pm »
But you don't! You mean the assemblage of shapes to the right of the recent files list.

If only those shapes came with tool tips :-)

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Whiteboard mode - white text
« on: November 03, 2017, 10:56:39 am »
It's not called Whiteboard drawing by a six year old mode tho' :-)

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Bugs and Issues / Whiteboard mode - white text
« on: November 03, 2017, 08:19:14 am »
Whiteboard mode.  Wouldn't you think turning a diagram to black and white should ignore the "default appearance" font colour setting for an element and not render colour behind the text labels of relationships?

I don't remember version 12 being as bad as v13 is.

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Uml Process / Re: Class Attributes: How can I delete the {...} field?
« on: November 03, 2017, 07:46:06 am »
{bag} was replaced by {nonunique} for UML 2.2. EA hasn't caught up yet.

(I prefer bag. Why use a big word when a diminutive one would suffice?)

I don't like bag.  It's not descriptive and it has negative connotations.

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Technopedia and EA
« on: October 31, 2017, 08:48:35 am »
Hi There,  Has anyone on this forum ever used Technopedia  https://www.bdna.com/products/technopedia/ with EA?   I'm particularly interested if anyone has built an API to Technopedia so that EA can be updated with its metadata on various software and hardware components.  I'm thinking this might be pretty useful for doing IT baseline architectures in complex organisations.

Just having a quick look, even if there was an API I think you'd struggle without access to the "Rosetta Stone" (hopefully ontological) that they've used to create the "common language".  I suspect the relationship of Technopedia to architecture is like the relationship of Remedy to ITIL.  Once you have the platform in place you're no longer following a framework other than the software vendors.

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General Board / Re: Free: Pro Cloud Server Express (with WebEA)
« on: October 31, 2017, 07:17:07 am »
Watching with interest :-)

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