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Suggestions and Requests / Matrix View Enhancements
« on: June 14, 2005, 07:24:18 am »
For the matrix view, could we have the ability to:

~ Reorder the columns & rows.
~ Open an item's properties even when there is no link between them.



Our convention is to use attributes only to model primitive types (string, int, etc.) and associations only to model links to other types, including enumerations in the model.  This works well for us and reduces clutter in the model by not representing the same information twice.  (I'd be interested to hear if anyone else does this, but that's not my point!)

Alternatively, you can model a link to another non-primitive type as an attribute and use the attribute detail tab to declare the multiplicity of the 'link'.  If I have such an attribute, I get to select it in the role name if I then choose to go and add an association.  However, I can set the multiplicity of the role end of the association to a different value from the attribute, and visa versa.  Would these not be better synchronised?

Also, again in the case where I have a 'link' attribute, but have no additional association to represent this, the 'relationship' between the types does not appear in the Relationships window.  I think it should as the attribute represents a link between two classes.

I think that both of these should be added as features.  The synchronisation should also be mandatory as the model is inconsistent if there are two representations of the same 'link' that show different values.


Suggestions and Requests / Close Diagram with Middle-Click
« on: June 15, 2005, 01:44:45 am »
How about Mozilla style closing of diagram tabs?  That'd be cool :)

Also, using this forum the same as using the feature request html form as far as you guys at Sparx are concerned?

Thanks again


PS: Just got 766 and I LOVE the shift-click to move a connector.  Really really really cool :)  This along with the double-clicking the association end opening the appropriate Role tab......I'm in heaven!!

Suggestions and Requests / RTF Filtering
« on: June 15, 2005, 01:26:20 am »
Love the new rtf generation :)  But would love to have the ability to be able to filter it too.  An example of what I mean is to be able to report only on connectors that are navigable from the current element.

I'm sure you guys are on to this, but it raises the issue of being able to have a section where I can run through the same package again, filtering in some other way if I like.



Suggestions and Requests / Requirements Stereotypes in Project View
« on: June 14, 2005, 07:19:27 am »
Could we have an option to determine whether the type of the requirement is displayed in Project View?  The type is displayed as a stereotype in the PV.

Also, if you open the requirement properties by double-clicking the project view, delete the tpye and hit enter, it disappears from the PV, but does not change the type fo the requirement - at least for functional requirements.



Suggestions and Requests / EA 4 Beta
« on: February 17, 2004, 04:28:05 am »
Just downloaded the beta for 4.0 and it looks great.  The multiple diagrams are pure heaven, a knockout feature for sure.

How about being able to close a tab using middle-click, like Mozilla/NetCaptor does.  This would make it even better :)

Suggestions and Requests / Dialog Behaviour
« on: November 17, 2003, 04:34:51 am »
The Operations and Attributes dialogs allow you to select other classes and see their attributes/operations without closing the dialog.  The Class Properties dialog does not do would be neat if it did :)

Suggestions and Requests / Positioning Class Self-Associations
« on: November 05, 2003, 03:54:11 am »
It would be nice to be able to position self-associations in class diagrams to have them appear not jsut on the right of the class.  To be able to set their start and end points and resize the lines would be good too :)

Suggestions and Requests / Link Button in UML Elements Toolbar
« on: October 17, 2003, 04:47:50 am »
It would be nice if the Link button/menu in the UML Elements toolbar remembered the last selected link type and that this could be selected by just clicking the button.  (The button currently does nothing.)

Suggestions and Requests / Association Options
« on: October 17, 2003, 04:44:53 am »
It would be nice to be able to configure generalisations to be 'tree style' by default.  It would also be nice to be able to configure defaults for other relationships (direct, custom, etc.).

Suggestions and Requests / Saving User Layouts
« on: October 17, 2003, 03:39:16 am »
How about adding a confirmation dialog if saving a user layout will overwrite an existing layout?  (Guess who clicked save instead of load?  :'( )

Suggestions and Requests / Suppressing New Links On Class Diagrams
« on: October 02, 2003, 03:08:28 am »
It would be nice to be able to have an option to suppress the showing of links between classes which are not made in the diagram itself.

Suggestions and Requests / Responsibilities on Associations
« on: August 08, 2003, 07:49:18 am »
It would be nice to be able to attach responsibilities to associations (maybe attributes and methods also).  This would allow the mapping of requirements fullfilled by the association/attribute/method.

Suggestions and Requests / Moving Associations
« on: July 22, 2003, 02:13:51 am »
It would be nice to be able to drag an association end to change it.  

Suggestions and Requests / RTF Documentation Output Files
« on: August 07, 2003, 01:49:46 am »
It would be a nice touch if the filename of the .rtf could, where possible, default to the name of the package being documented.

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