Author Topic: Suggestion: Note blobs  (Read 1026 times)

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Suggestion: Note blobs
« on: October 25, 2006, 03:40:12 am »
This relates to several other threads arounf the place, but here's my twist.


Occassionaly, I want to add a "reference marker" in a diagram that refers to a note in some textual description somewhere.  For example, I just want to add a circle with "A" or "B" or summat next to a link.  The diagram text would have a statement of the ilk " ... at point A,  the friggit is wungled"  or something.

Now the twist.  I have been using UML note elements to do this but I also want to add some pertinent information to the note itself that will appear in the generated documentation.  Like, for "B" I want to add "reef the fiber cable physically out of the socket" or "inject 600-700 64K ping packets" or "intercept and corrupt the TCP stream"  (Yes, Virginia we are doing system tests).

Can I shapescript note elements somehow to do this?  Or can we have a (albeit) non UML annotation element please?

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Re: Suggestion: Note blobs
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006, 03:48:51 am »
Yes, I add my vote to this.

Non-UML it might be, but so are so many shape scripts. Sparx has done something (distantly) related to this for notes in BPML, so why not here?
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Re: Suggestion: Note blobs
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2006, 05:33:14 am »
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Yes, I add my vote to this.

Non-UML it might be, but so are so many shape scripts. Sparx has done something (distantly) related to this for notes in BPML, so why not here?
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Gets my vote...

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