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General Board / Re: Creating New Toolboxes and associated Icons
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:27:20 am »
Is it possible to create New Toolboxes and associated Icons in Sparx EA? Example: I want to create a set of different types of sensors.

Yes.  You create a MDG with your own diagram and associated toolboxes.

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General Board / Re: No XSD type found for: "XType" Defau is: xs:string
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:26:29 am »
Dorian,

10 years is nothing to a man with a portrait in his basement :-)

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General Board / Re: How to create Process Guidance pattern?
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:50:14 am »
Do you mean you want to

  • create a model that the "Add new" wizard will add
  • create a pattern that can be dropped from a toolbox element
?

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Reverse engineer MDG
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:16:57 am »
Anyway here is a hack in the run up to the holidays for you to create those diagrams for enterprise risk management and security using the standard ArchiMate MDG.

I've recreated the MDG and tweaked it a bit.  I'm struggling currently with dropping patterns out of a toolbox item.  I can't remember how the toolbox element name maps to the pattern file.  I also need to find the instructions for creating sample models for the wizard.

Beats my real day job tho :-)

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Reverse engineer MDG
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:53:44 am »
In the end I just read the MDG file and recreated it in a model; updating it to ArchiMate 3 at the same time.

It's an extension that follows the Open Group paper How to Model Enterprise Risk Management and Security with the ArchiMate Language.  Looking at it now I really need to replace the ShapeScript with new script that displays the stereotype on the element.  Which at this late stage of the year feels like too much work.

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Reverse engineer MDG
« on: December 10, 2018, 11:54:37 am »
Bugger it's been for ever since I've created a MDG.  I guess I'll have to relearn how to extend ArchiMate :-0

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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Reverse engineer MDG
« on: December 10, 2018, 10:06:58 am »
Hi all,
        is there a way to reverse engineer a MDG file?  I'm having trouble finding the EAP file containing the original model :-(

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Is it possible to ad general attributes in EA? I want to use those to ad on my applicationcomponents.
So when I create a new applicationcomponent I can link one or more general attributes.
If possible is it also possible to create a tracebility of which elements use an attribute?

As you haven't included a lot of detail, it's worth mentioning that maybe you want to create a library of application functions and assign you components to those functions.  Then you can use tracability from the function to see what components deliver that functionality.

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: [Forum] how notify spam
« on: November 30, 2018, 08:40:45 am »
@Moderators: would you encourage us users to hit the "notify" button (like Geert did) or would you agree qwerty's assumption of "they are cleaned next monday"?

Thanks any idea which user's help would it make easier for you to get rid of it, Shegit

As I'm in the earliest time zone I generally report spam.  Since we have been getting enough of it for an admin to have to clean it daily I have only been reporting spam in side non-spam threads that they may not notice.

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: [Forum] how notify spam
« on: November 28, 2018, 08:24:31 am »
It seems to be getting worse the last few weeks.
I do hope someone @Sparx gets so fed up with it they search for a real solution soon.

I've seen in other places that the forum attacking scripts have become much more powerful.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Pasting rich text into notes
« on: November 28, 2018, 08:21:40 am »
Woah! Lotus Notes is still used. I'm baffled.

It's like the herpes virus of IT systems :-)

Actually it's not that bad.  We have some case management systems here in NZ running on Notes that have extremely low cost of ownership.

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hi guys, if still needed, we have a tool for synchronizing EA and VSTS workitems

Can you please stop re-animating dead threads.  This is a user forum, not a sales tool.

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I work for a bank a here's a concrete example. Branches will be cashless (Executive business decision). This decision will impact existing requirements (use cases, functional, etc.),  processes(some will be changed, other removed and new one created), systems, infrastructure and more. We want to be able to trace back the changes to the decision that is at the root. It could also be use to give feedback to management of the impact of the decision before proceeding.

Strictly speaking that is a business rule, the decision was deciding on the business rule.

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If you look at TOGAF content Metamodel , they are architecture requirement that can affect all architecture domain.

We are using Sparx E.A which is UML based but we use the Archimate profile as we are in Enterprise Architecture. Archimate has Motivation elements which include Requirement but it is not as rich as the extended requirements capability that E.A. provides.

I thought about creating a new stereotype extending the "BusinessRequirement" Stereotype but I'm trying to get by with what's out-of-the-box.

You really need to decide whether you are implementing TOGAF with its ArchiMate notation or not.  If you don't actually want to use ArchiMate and you understand the meta-model behind what you need to model you are better to role your own UML profile (or MDG).

or if you don't have a look at the EBMM as different approach http://motivationmodel.com/ebmm/ 

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I can create an assignment both ways.

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General Board / Re: Is it possible to disable cloud access?
« on: November 06, 2018, 07:55:18 am »
My security team will not let us purchase or install additional licenses of EA until we can find a way to disable cloud access. They're worried, I'm assuming, about one of the engineers saving a model outside of the corporate firewalls. We can't really rely on network blocking access because there's nothing stopping an engineer from running EA on a laptop from a local Starbucks.

So presumably you also need to disable export to XMI and email on those engineers' PCs too. :-)

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