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Messages - Svend Erik Nygaard

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General Board / Re: Poor diagram image quality in Web (HTML) Reports.
« on: February 04, 2016, 12:57:22 am »
Thank you very much everyone who took time to respond to this.

I'm still not happy with the image quality - and yes, I realize that it is an image and not vector graphics - but still.
But, at least I now know that it is not because I have set op options that affects the image quality negatively compared to what is to be expected.

My screen resolutions on my own workstations screens are "2560 x 1600 (recommended)", and I have seen it on several other workstations as well.

But again - I am impressed with your willingness to take time to respond, thanks a lot guys   :)

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General Board / Re: Poor diagram image quality in Web (HTML) Reports.
« on: February 02, 2016, 01:34:17 am »
Great Geert,

can you please send me 400 clones of your Workstation  ;D

Ok back to serious: Unfortunately the workstations, I have tested this on presents blurry diagrams where the clean HTML text is sharper than the diagrams.

Are there more people out there - how does the diagram present itself on your workstation?

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General Board / Re: Poor diagram image quality in Web (HTML) Reports.
« on: February 02, 2016, 01:00:08 am »
I'm looking at the image you posted, but it looks crystal clear to me. ???

Even if you compare the text in the image to the text (html) in the post?

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General Board / Poor diagram image quality in Web (HTML) Reports.
« on: February 02, 2016, 12:45:02 am »
My HTML reports show blurred diagrams (both text and lines).
I have included an example below of how my Web report diagrams look like.

I have tried many different combinations of settings (Image Format in html report window; Scale Saved Bitmaps to %; Image Memory Limit MB; Renderer; GDI Plus Meta-files; Scale view by %; Anti-aliased text; Compress text to fit within Element; Clipboard image format; ...)

But I have not found the cause of the poor image quality.

So please anyone - help :-)  What are the important settings and their values for geting proper image quality og diagram images in Web reports

(I did see http://sparxsystems.com/forums/smf/index.php/topic,25943.0.html - but that did not help me.)



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General Board / Kanban dgms - hide the creator on elements?
« on: October 21, 2015, 12:00:23 am »
Kanban dgms always show the name of the element creator on elements.
I want to hide that - is that not possible?
I can of course delete the creator name on the element - but really ...  :)

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General Board / Re: Red triangle on element?
« on: January 29, 2015, 05:18:44 am »
Thanks qwerty  :)

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General Board / Red triangle on element?
« on: January 29, 2015, 01:52:29 am »
What does this red triangle mean? - and in particular: how do I remove it?



I don't know how I happened to generate this red triangle.

If you happen to know, please let me know how to remove it.

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General Board / Re: Mapping attributes/columns to each other ...?
« on: November 28, 2014, 11:37:48 pm »
@Gert:
Thanx for replying.
That is very interesting - of course, I prefer to keep as much as possible in our enterprise model in EA (traceablity, Impact graphs, dependency graphs etc).
I have considered a separate GUI (Excell or Web) for maintaining the gymnastics of mapping and even creating/deleting 'attributes' (<<InfoElem>>s) - although directly on the EA repository.
I take, that you still have the attributes modelled in EA? Did you automate synchronization between the attributes in EA and in Excel (via EAGuid?)?

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General Board / Mapping attributes/columns to each other ...?
« on: November 28, 2014, 11:12:43 pm »
How do you map individual attributes to other attributes, e.g.:
- Business object's attibute to the DB column(s) implementing it
- Attribute to three other attributes that it is a compound of (e.g.concatenation)
In my model I have 'attributes' modeled as separate information elements (nested under their respective entities - just like normal attributes appear in the project browser). That gives me great freedom in mapping and other modeling like creating views (diagrams) with only a select set of attributes.
But I want to hear of other (your) experiences on treating attributes individually like e.g. mapping them to other attributes and elements.
Please let me hear your ways of doing this - I would appreciate it vere much.

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General Board / Re: BPMN relocating elements
« on: December 18, 2014, 03:20:20 am »
I currently also use classifier with data objects and data stores though.
Going through the BPMN suggested links, e.g.:
DataObject.itemSubjectRef -> ItemDefinition.structureRef -> Class
... is quite cumbersome, AND besides the ekstra Work it also results in:
- poor visibility of the mapping
- looong chain in the mapping traceabilitiy

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General Board / Re: BPMN relocating elements
« on: December 04, 2014, 03:22:07 am »
Link a swimlane to its performer by Ctrl+L  (Instance Classifier)
I never reuse swimlanes (pools or lanes). But I link each swimlane to its performer by setting its instance classifier to a UML element - business actor or other business object (e.g. baggage belt) performimg the activities in that swimlane.
This may not be a BPMN feature but a UML feature (?). But it Works nicely (so far?) in EA. And the performer is displayed on the diagrams like: "Swiwlane Name : Performer". Sometimes I leave the swimlane name empty - but if I can I give it a name representing the activities in the swimlane.
This also works nicely in the traceability window. For each actor I can see the set of performed swimlanes across processes - and the activities withing each of the swimlanes. In that window, the benefit of naming each swimlane for its own context really shows.
I imagine a BPMN export will ignore this instance classifier (?)
I hope this will still be supported (?)
... or that the proper BPMN entity/rolename will displayed on diagrams in upcoming versions

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General Board / Re: HELP! - BPMN connectors dancing allover ! ?
« on: December 18, 2014, 09:35:08 pm »
Thanks for your input (and support  8-))
I have tried all of the above suggestions.
And yes it is worst around gateways - very often it Sticks to the corner opposite of the desired one!!!
It is certainly the top complaint in my organization.

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General Board / HELP! - BPMN connectors dancing allover ! ?
« on: December 18, 2014, 04:09:13 am »
HELP :-/ :-)
When we create BPMN diagrams, we spend a lot of our time desperately trying to make e.g. the sequence flows position as we want - but they are dancing all over.
I'm sure we are missing some point here - what is the trick to make the connectors fall into the lines where we them?

(Currently on EA 10 - will be on EA 11 by January)

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General Board / Re: How do you model AS-IS/TO-BE in EA?
« on: December 11, 2014, 05:23:01 am »
Thanx Geert.

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General Board / Re: How do you model AS-IS/TO-BE in EA?
« on: December 05, 2014, 10:11:15 am »
Quote
I've found Separating the the objects under one package tree and managing the objects via the phase attribute whilst putting the diagrams in another package tree structure with as-is and to-be in separate packages
  

Thanx Sunshine,
I think I get the idea ;-)
I don't think it will work in our secnario.
- we rely heavily on diagrams being placed contextually with the individual elements
- changes for one single project/initiative are scattered around in the repository

But I do agree that, if we try to do a split model, two sets of diagrams will play a key role. Diagrams are essential to the disgussions/comparisons of asis and tobe (EA compare is far too detailed for getting a high-level gap analysis, although it might be used in an automated mechanism)

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