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If anyone is interested here is an EA MDG that extends ArchiMate and adds attributes to various elements like application component.

I created a JavaScript Library MDG a while back with a script that does that. You can find it along with the Sparx Model that created it on git hub.

General Board / Re: Bulk creation of relationships
« on: July 11, 2024, 04:03:23 pm »
If the elements are in two different packages you could create a matrix and bulk create relationships by selecting all the cells and adding relationship

General Board / Re: Relationship matrix with multiple packages
« on: July 09, 2024, 12:08:02 pm »
Not sure if it helps but you can do matrices across a hierarchy of packages grouped under two for x and y of matrix. Just enable that by selecting hierarchy in matrix

Bugs and Issues / Re: EA stability
« on: July 08, 2024, 04:41:22 pm »
We don't normally use the direct DB connection
(as PCS is recommended, and because we frequently get "Operation is not allowed when object is closed" errors when using direct DB)

I have run using a direct DB connection and I am still encountering crashes.

It would be very useful if there was some logging I could turn on.
Have you looked at the windows event log, specifically the application log? It may have some more clues at why your particular environment is less stable than others.

General Board / Re: Is Sparx EA compatible with Copilot + PC
« on: July 07, 2024, 11:15:03 am »
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7x (9th Gen) 14.5" Laptop - Snapdragon X Elite 32GB-RAM 1TB-SSD Next Gen AI CoPilot+ PC

General Board / Re: Is Sparx EA compatible with Copilot + PC
« on: July 05, 2024, 04:59:48 pm »
Thanks Wivel,
Well I took the plunge and bought a New CoPilot PC. It was on a special deal so couldn't resist. NZ$700 off.
Works a treat.

I posted some javascript code a while back on this forum that changes type and stereo type of elements. Do a search you might find it.

General Board / Is Sparx EA compatible with Copilot + PC
« on: June 30, 2024, 09:11:01 am »
Has anyone tried using sparx EA on one of the Copilot + PCs that have come out recently. Wondering if there are any issues running on Snapdragon Elite X.

General Board / Re: Cross language MDG support
« on: June 30, 2024, 09:01:43 am »
You could just use Archimate down to level 2 and then create BPMN diagrams underneath the archimate element with the detailed workflow in BPMN. Alternatively create the process in ArchiMate and then transform it to BPMN using MDA transformation. You'll need to create the transformation script from ArchiMate and BPMN.

We do business architecture down to level 2 with business processes then add the detailed workflow in BPMN underneath the ArchiMate Business Process element.
Where we use these levels.

Level 1 - Value Chain type diagram in ArchiMate with value streams
Level 2 - Value streams with ArchiMate Business Processes listed under each stage.
Level 3+ Detailed swimlanes and activities.

Hope that helps

We've been using a custom EA MDG to extend ArchiMate for over a decade now and have a suite of diagrams that have associated toolboxes. Tried opening an existing model with a number of custom diagrams and found that most but not all custom diagrams no longer show the correct toolbox in V17 Beta. However they do show correct toolbox in V16 and below.
Reported to Sparx Systems as a bug.

I've reported this bug to Sparx Systems thought I'd share.
Go to Specialise>Manage and click on None Button then Okay. Sparx EA crashes. Also happens when only enabling a few of the technologies.

I downloaded V17 Beta and checked the versions of the MDG for Azure and its the same as V16. Tried creating the icon library from the wizard and it looks the same.

Version 17 Beta is out so you could have a look for the Azure diagram icons to see if they've been updated.

I started looking at VBScript to JavaScript converters a while back. The first one I came across was this one.,to%20the%20equivalent%20in%20Javascript. However whilst a good start wasn't complete. Needed some manual intervention afterwards.
I then came across some guidance converting scripts which seemed to be a good source of things to consider.
There are some online converters but I've not found one that is 100% reliable. Was contemplating writing a script myself but due to other priority demands on my time its never at the top of the list.
Maybe someone who has more a vested interest could make a script converter to help address the issue of VBScript and JScript become obsolete.

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