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Enterprise Architect => Suggestions and Requests => Topic started by: Dave_Bullet on May 29, 2007, 05:48:32 pm

Title: Select multiple "things" on a diagram
Post by: Dave_Bullet on May 29, 2007, 05:48:32 pm
EA supports selecting multiple elements, but what about connectors or other composite selections (ie. a boundary, connector and element?)

At the very least - select multiple connectors - so the colour, hide (or show) labels operation can be done in one hit rather than right clicking each and every connector....

Even better.... me being OO, generic and all that.

Extend the above, so EA could allow you to select a mish-mash of different classifiers on a diagram then based on UML classifier hierarchy, determine and show the common properties that can be edited on the right mouse click (ie. font in most cases, but many other things are classifier specific).

What do you think?  I've seen other tools do this (I think even Visio to an extent) but can't remember specifics.

David.
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagra
Post by: thomaskilian on May 30, 2007, 12:23:01 pm
Multiple selection? Don't tell me you're Bruce newborn ;D

Put in my vote for this. Maybe we will see it in our old days.
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagra
Post by: Dave_Bullet on May 30, 2007, 12:49:02 pm
Hehe Bruce, moi? I'm flattered..  I think I've got a long way to go, but am old and grey enough to be cantankerous when need be  ;D

I'd like to know what categories Sparx have for feature enhancements and relative priorities... seems to me the product is getting very code centric.  I would have thought any productivity features around diagram and model usability would be at the top of the list (well from my perspective anyway).

Cheers,
DAvid.
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagra
Post by: thomaskilian on May 30, 2007, 09:44:40 pm
Indeed that would be very nice to have an insight in Sparx' issue list. We asked for that when I joined this forum some years ago. As multiple selection there was not much proceeding :(

However, Sparxians, our wish is still present. Do you hear us users?
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagra
Post by: «Midnight» on May 31, 2007, 01:35:42 am
I'll chirp in as well. Perhaps that'll help raise the volume on this one.

David
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagra
Post by: Paolo F Cantoni on May 31, 2007, 01:43:48 am
Is this enough for the start of a "conga" line?   ;D

While I'd also like this, I don't see it coming any time soon.  Otherwise it would have been here by now...  :(

However, I would ask that Sparx ask for some user input about what the requirements for such a beast BEFORE they start designing the solution...  ;)

Paolo
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagra
Post by: «Midnight» on May 31, 2007, 02:54:06 am
What he said!
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagra
Post by: sargasso on May 31, 2007, 03:35:54 am
[glb]Mulltiple selection[/glb] sigh
[glb]Links are people too![/glb] sigh


Down low and on the side.

(the real) bruce
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagram
Post by: Ignacio G. T. on September 06, 2010, 05:23:08 pm
Wow. So this issue has been raised more than three years ago. I'm new to EA, but how have all of you lived without multiple link selection? :o
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagram
Post by: beginner on September 06, 2010, 06:14:26 pm
EA users are well know to be very patient.

b.
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagram
Post by: fwoolz on September 07, 2010, 03:06:32 am
It's the price you pay for not having to pay the price.
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagra
Post by: skiwi on September 07, 2010, 01:49:22 pm
Ignacio,
see http://www.sparxsystems.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?num=1277094607/0 for more things we live without.

Very happy to have you add to that thread

S
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagram
Post by: Geert Bellekens on September 07, 2010, 03:21:29 pm
Quote
It's the price you pay for not having to pay the price.

Fred,

I had to work with other UML tools in the past that were ~20+ times more expensive, but I have to say that those tools were in no way more "feature complete", nor did they respond to bugs/CR's the way Sparx does (no response was usually the standard)
I guess its a case of "in the land of the blind..." :-/

Geert
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagram
Post by: fwoolz on September 08, 2010, 01:09:51 am
Geert,

I must say I agree. That's what I'm still a patient EA user...
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagram
Post by: sargasso on September 09, 2010, 11:25:40 pm
[size=72]DUZNT MATTA ! UZ HERE IN MULTIPLE SELECT LAND R STILL NOT HAPPYZ!!![/size]
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagram
Post by: fwoolz on September 10, 2010, 01:38:54 am
WEZ: WEZ CAN HAZ CHEEZEBURGER?
SPARX: NOES!!!
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagra
Post by: sargasso on September 10, 2010, 11:22:06 pm
[size=23]ALL UR CHEEZBURGER ARE BELONG US![/size]
(http://www.paddys-hill.net/mselect2.png)
The head of the ZparxZystems customer relationship centre today re-iterated
their long-standing position on the likelihood of the global mega-corporation
responding to consumer demand.


Well, I've little else to do (while waiting for mulitple select), so I may as well chop lolcats hehehe
b

p.s. I suppose I'd better attrib the original  :-[ http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/128340601289062500leavebritney.jpg
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagra
Post by: beginner on September 13, 2010, 04:54:36 pm
Looks rather like a star-goat. I heard that all supporters already have left our planet on several space ships. We should prepare for the upcoming diseases since all the telephone sanitizers have left earth all along.

b.
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagram
Post by: Thelonius on September 13, 2010, 05:20:22 pm
I'm enjoying the intellectual and comedic stimulus of this thread.

I know I'm not going to get anything from Sparx.

Psst. I've moved to Orbus iServer. It doesn't matter anymore.
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagram
Post by: Jim Koke on October 06, 2010, 03:29:56 am
Does this thread imply that we would be able to select the [Alt Text] on connectors and use the various alignment/distribution tools on them (both the text and/or the connectors)?
Title: Re: Select multiple "things" on a diagram
Post by: skiwi on October 11, 2010, 07:19:31 am
Quote
Does this thread imply that we would be able to select the [Alt Text] on connectors and use the various alignment/distribution tools on them (both the text and/or the connectors)?
Nope
See also Diagram enhancements (http://www.sparxsystems.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?num=1277094607)