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General Board / Re: Cannot move state machine diagram between packages
« on: November 21, 2018, 03:17:23 am »
Try right-clicking the diagram and selecting "hide diagram frame."

General Board / Re: CMAKE project
« on: November 14, 2018, 03:38:20 am »
CMake is not involved. Import the C++ files directly. Use "Code/File/Import Source Directory" to import the folder(s) that hold the source. Just try it to see how it works. There's no risk and you may end up doing it a few times as you learn how it works.

For the record, I had to reboot for other reasons and the diagram types came back.

Thanks. I was contemplating a reinstall and thought I'd ask first. I'm hoping a new rev comes out soon and I can use that as my reinstall.

EA Rev 14.1.1427

1) I right-click a package, select "Add Diagram".
2) A box pops up with two entries on the left: "UML Structural" and "UML Behavioral."
3) UML Structural has six entries on the right, under "types." UML Behavioral has none, so I can't add, for example, state diagrams

(I resorted to version 13.5 to add the diagram I needed).

Any suggestions?


General Board / Re: Virtual Documents with EA14
« on: September 11, 2018, 04:26:03 am »
I just found it by following the search instructions here:

and typing in "document". That led me to the Extended::Documentation toolbox. There's probably other ways, too.

Good luck

General Board / EA Code Generation and a git-based workflow?
« on: August 31, 2018, 09:34:35 am »
Code generation and git-based workflows

I am defining a class structure and round-tripping code (EA to C++ to EA, as needed). The code is maintained in git. Git lends itself to branch-based development, meaning that different branches in the git repository are used to develop specific features. Does anyone have a good process for keeping a model in synch with code on several git branches?


I'm not sure it matters all that much. If you are comfortable doing it with eap files, then do the merge that way and then transfer. Keep backups along the way.

The title is not a typo.

1) Open a sequence diagram
2) Right click a connector that designates a message. Select properties
3) A "Connector Properties" dialog opens which has two tabs at the bottom ("Connector Properties" and "Connector Notes")
4) If you don't see a "Notes" window at the bottom of the "Connector Properties" tab, drag the bottom of the dialog down to expand the view and review the (stealth) notes field below the "control flow type" box

Now there is a "Notes" box visible on the properties tab and there is an entire notes box on the "Connector Notes" tab. What is the difference? I know they are different because notes typed into the window on the properties tab show up on the diagram if sequence notes are visible but "connector notes" don't.

Given that, at least on my system, the "Connector Properties" opens in a way that hides the notes window at the bottom (see step 4) above) it took me an hour over two days to figure out why my notes don't show up on the diagram (which I was typing in through the "Connector Notes" tab) but notes entered through V13.5 do. To make it worse, notes entered through V13.5 seem to show up in both notes fields (the one on the notes tab and the one revealed by step 4) above) but notes entered through V14's "Connector Notes" tab don't show up on the diagram but those entered through the properties tab do.

Glad to hear it! Thanks.

I want to get some experience with 14 before I have others do the upgrade.

Thanks for your reply.

Three of us are using EA13.5 with a Postgres database. I'm considering running phasing in version 14, so we'd have 13.5 and 14 using the same DB. Is anyone doing that? Any problems?


Thanks Simon and qwerty,

I figured there was a simple answer.

- Bruce

I tried installing V14 on two machines with V13.5 on them and V14 overwrote V13.5 both time. It seems like others have installed both on the same machine. Is it possible? Did I miss an option during installation? (Win 10 platform)


General Board / Re: From UML to SysML for Systems Architecture
« on: May 03, 2018, 10:01:59 am »
If the system is software-only, then UML probably has everything you need. If there is a significant hardware aspect to it as well, then SysML constructs can be helpful as well. For example, specifying and designing the software for a medical device can be done well with UML. If you also want to model the hardware, then SysmML BDD's and IBD's add value beyond UML for modeling the hardware aspects of the system.

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