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Suggestions and Requests / More attributes for tests
« on: July 18, 2007, 03:37:27 am »

for our tests, we need the attribute "Version" and/or "Revision", to mark, against which version and/or svn-revision of the software the test was executed.

We also need test-reports, that show the results of the tests for a given firmware version.
(To run all tests, we need a couple of weeks, so we can't execute all tests every time, we have a new version).

Please add these fields, or even better, add the possibility to add custom fields to tests.


Uwe Fechner

Suggestions and Requests / Re: delete unused elements
« on: July 21, 2006, 03:46:47 am »
Well, I mean orphans, that are not used as types.

I don't have many classes anyway, mainly states, activities etc., so deleting all orphans but classes works fine for me in the moment.

Thank you for the workaround, the find method works really nice.


Uwe Fechner

Suggestions and Requests / delete unused elements
« on: July 17, 2006, 11:08:37 pm »

it would be helpful, to have a menu entry in the context menu of folders in the project view, to delete all unused elements in a given package.

Doing this manually is a lot of work.


Uwe Fechner

Suggestions and Requests / more than one instance of elements?
« on: May 28, 2005, 12:08:31 am »

to avoid dublification of substates I need the possibility to use
parametrizised substates.

In the model of the user interface I have a substate to enter
a doselimit.
I need it twice in the main state diagram, once to enter the
4h doselimit and once for the 8h doselimit.

If I try to drag the substate a second time on the main state
diagram, I get the error message:
"Only one instance of element allowed!"

- when will this limitation be removed?
- is there a known workaround?


Uwe Fechner

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Deleting elements in diagrams
« on: January 17, 2006, 09:52:45 am »
Well, that's OK for me.
It is just not obvious, because this option isn't shown in the context menu.
(And is not correctly explained in the online help).



Suggestions and Requests / Deleting elements in diagrams
« on: January 16, 2006, 10:50:26 pm »
If I add an element to a diagram and delete it directly afterwards,
it remains in the database.

It would be very nice  8), if EA could ask in this situation:
"Do you want to delete the element xxx completly from the database?".

With "this situation" I mean, if I delete an element that isn't used in any other diagram.


Uwe Fechner

Suggestions and Requests / Enhance discussion forum of EA6
« on: November 16, 2005, 01:35:21 pm »

I am missing:
- a possiblity to change the font size of the forum
- a possiblity to add web links to forum entries


Uwe Fechner

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Show requirements in class diagram
« on: August 05, 2005, 08:20:15 am »
I did read it.

Still I would like to have the possiblity to see external requirements in the class diagram.

It can't be difficult to implement, as they are shown on the requirements
tab of the class.


Uwe Fechner

Suggestions and Requests / Show requirements in class diagram
« on: August 01, 2005, 02:46:43 pm »

I can show internal requirements (responsibilities) in the class diagram.
Sometimes I move them to external, and they are not displayed any longer.
This is a pity, as I like the compact way to display the requirements regarding a class in the class diagram.

Please add the option "Display external requirements" to the visibility context menu of the class elements (or to a better place).

Uwe Fechner

Suggestions and Requests / Show constraints on diagram
« on: July 17, 2005, 05:11:17 am »

it would be nice, if it would be possible to show the constraints of attributes and operations on a class diagramm like this:

- length: integer = 0 { >= 0 }

+ getLength: integer {isQuery}


Uwe Fechner

Suggestions and Requests / Re: C code generator
« on: July 08, 2005, 06:27:29 pm »
I just started to write my own C code generator, :) using delphi and the automation interface of EA.

First steps:

- create code for enums (DONE)
- create code for singletons (DONE)
- create code for state diagrams (next week)

It creates three files (header, private header and .c) and parses
these files and replaces the right section, if they already exist.

So if anybody is interested, just ask.


Uwe Fechner

Suggestions and Requests / Re: C code generator
« on: May 18, 2005, 12:54:46 am »

I was talking to these people:

and they said, it would take two weeks of work, to adapt
there code generator to enterprise architect.

Is anybody else interested, to get this work done?

They would do it, if someone pays for it (its a little bit
too expensive just for our company).


Uwe Fechner

I think it would be a really good move by sparx systems to
make a good C code generator available for EA users.

50% of all software development in the world is development for embedded systems, mostly done in C for processors with 2k .. 256k bytes of program memory.

And complexity and safety requirements in this area are increasing, so UML is used even in this area more and more. (E.G. for automobile and medical systems.)

If this market would be supported by EA, you could sell twice as much licences as today.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: C code generator
« on: May 16, 2005, 09:36:02 am »
This was requested more than once before in this forum, so I doubt that sparx system will do anything in this direction.

A code generator could easily added by a third party (open or closed source).
More difficult is reverse engineering.

Some links:

A commercial code generator:
(Perhaps sparx could cooperate with these people to increase compatibility.)

UML-Tool with C code generation support:

In the pdf documents on this page you find some examples, how mapping from uml to c can be done.

Generally speaking, there are two kind of mappings, that help much for
embedded and realtime developers:

- mapping of classes to c structs
- code generation of state maschines from state diagrams

There is also an open source tool, that works quite well with the first
part of the job:

It doesn't except xmi input, but if you look at the examples, you get an
idea how the uml2c conversion can be done.


Uwe Fechner

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Suggestion: "Save As New" button
« on: November 26, 2004, 08:23:06 am »
It's a pity, but this feature is still missing in EA 4.5.

I hope that it will be implemented soon.



Suggestions and Requests / Re: Suggestion: "Save As New" button
« on: May 26, 2004, 10:53:03 am »
Yes, this feature would really help a lot.

Uwe Fechner

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