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Suggestions and Requests / Auto Repeat MOVE ELEMENT UP / DOWN
« on: July 14, 2015, 06:32:18 pm »
I do a lot of projects based on other projects which I then edit and reorganise. This necessitates that I move elements up and down the project tree. You very quickly get sore fingers clicking the mouse and auto repeat would be very useful on the move element buttons.

Suggestions and Requests / Element Text
« on: February 06, 2014, 09:07:43 pm »
With connectors, you can rotate, move and adjust the line formatting and position of text but it doesn't seem to be possible with elements. On busy diagrams, it would be useful to have some control over the text in an element

Suggestions and Requests / Text Formatting of Element Names
« on: September 04, 2013, 08:59:03 pm »
I would like to see some small extra formatting allowed in the text used to name elements.

e.g. a medical term MSpO2 should have the 2 subscripted as here and I would like the subscript to flow through to the documentation.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Enjoy AVI on iPad Mac
« on: November 22, 2012, 08:04:45 pm »
This isnt the place to pedal wares or advertise. Should be removed by moderators

Suggestions and Requests / Batch Update of Status.
« on: August 30, 2012, 06:04:45 pm »
There is a discussion on the General board about this and Geert B identifies that statuses can be updated in batches for packages and all sub elements if required.

Well I use packages, but I also use features with sub features and requirements, so I would like to use a similar status update, where I can right mouse click any element, not just packages, and set the status of all elements below it in the project browser tree. Otherwise I have to set them all individually.

Suggestions and Requests / Diagram Scaling and Re-orienting API
« on: July 02, 2012, 08:28:15 pm »
This is a formal request to place the diagram scaling and re-orienting features of EA into the api so that add-ons like eaDocX can bound, scale and rotate diagrams properly.

I have a set of templates that generate specific output documents and are generated from specific packages in my project.

Wouldnt it be nice if I could link these together permanently (or at least in a configuration somewhere) so that I dont keep overwriting files that have no relationship to the part of the project I want to document
 >:( >:( >:(

Suggestions and Requests / Where am I?? (Navigation)
« on: April 23, 2012, 06:33:58 pm »
Using v9.3.930
When one selects an element in a diagram, the selection highlight in the Project Browser dims. This marker is now irrelevant, bearing no relationship to anything selected. Would it not be better to move the marker in line with the currently selected item.

Use the dim marker to show that the element isnt directly visible in the Project Browser, but sits somewhere in 'this' tree. If selected element is visible in the Project Browser use the directly selected highlight.

This behaviour would be most useful for me when searching say for all elements with a particular status. Selecting an element in the list would then show up in the project browser.

Suggestions and Requests / Non-modal dialogues
« on: May 03, 2012, 06:07:46 pm »
I dont know how others feel, but the situation I am in at the moment is that my team are writing up Use Cases and Scenarios. So I open up the Use Case properties dialogue, only to want to see what I did in another use case. The modality of the dialogue box means I have to close one before I can open another, when ideally, I would like to see both at the same time.

So, whos up for non-modal dialogues and is it feasible wrt the database?


Suggestions and Requests / Pasting new elements
« on: March 23, 2012, 03:14:03 am »
In order to speed things up I often copy and paste elements. In the project browser, you can only paste into packages (duh??) so I do that and then move (drag & drop) them lower in the hierarchy. However, every time I paste into a package the hierarchy collapses (another duh??) and I have to expand it again... why why why???

Suggestions and Requests / Validation Error Messages
« on: February 18, 2012, 01:45:40 am »
When validating a part of my model I get the following error message.
MVR030002 - error (Initial (Initial State)): Initial:kind property has invalid value:"0".

I cannot find this kind property anywhere in my model. Can anyone tell me how to get to it?

Initial is the initial state (of type StateNode) in a state machine

General Board / Connecting to TFS
« on: February 26, 2015, 08:57:35 pm »
In my previous post I described a few teething problems when upgrading to V12. One of my problems concerned the connection to TFS and Geert mentioned windows authentication. So I checked and it seems he was right. When I brought up the version control settings dialogue, there was my user name and space for a password, but nowhere to select windows authentication. Putting my password in solved my problem in the short term, but since I am required to change that I want windows to handle that for me.

Where can I now select Windows Authentication????

And why did it throw away my settings when I upgraded????

Under my user settings I did find that I am set for windows authentication!!

General Board / V12: Finger Trouble or Teething Trouble?
« on: February 25, 2015, 08:40:21 pm »
Browsed the website yesterday and lo and behold, v12 available.
Seems OK but a couple of minor niggles.

The tabs are located, by default, at the bottom of the Diagram View; if you prefer, you can move them to the top of the Diagram View, above the Status Bar, using the General Settings page of the Options dialog.
Well I cant find a reference in the options dialog to change the setting and mine defaulted to the top. Anyone?

2 All my workspace layout settings seem to have been erased.

3 My project is under version control and has been since version 9, all OK. but now on opening the project (MSSQL repository) I get
Error while initializing Version Control provider:
TFS reports: Workspace 'Computer_Name_1' is owned by 'My_User_Name'.
This does not match the user name or display name that you have entered.
Please verify that your user name and display name are entered correctly and that you are connecting to a workspace that is owned by you.
Any ideas what this is about. Is the workspace a reference to TFS? I don't want to break my connections to TFS, but it looks like the V12 may have done that for me??

General Board / Diagram Options
« on: March 31, 2014, 10:48:05 pm »
I have a project with over 700 diagrams. Is there a way to set default values for the items in the diagram properties dialogue instead of having to set the options for each diagram?

I am particularly interested in
  • Use Alias if Available
  • Show Namespace

General Board / Updating Component Instances
« on: January 29, 2014, 03:33:53 am »
I have a model with some components that I have created instances of with for instance, a couple of ports. When I instantiated the component, I got the option to include the ports.

Now, a bit later I decided to add an extra port to the component, and the question is, how do I get the new port onto the instantiated components without deleting them and re-instantiating?

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