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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Code generation - documentation
« on: November 27, 2007, 03:37:10 pm »
It will be awesome if such functionality will be available. I would love to have the constrains available in the template.

For generated test JML or C# OCL it needs to go into notes section, and this is horrible practice :( , the other alternative is to use XMI to generate the code.

Some links about why it is so important: or

General Board / Re: Applying stereotype to multiple classes
« on: February 29, 2008, 08:09:18 am »
Yes I am missing this on the UI as well...

but as it might sound bizarre, we just go to the EA database repository and do all kind of work in the database.

If you do not use database repository then probably some EA automation interface can be helpful.


General Board / Re: Virtual Aggregated State in UML
« on: February 29, 2008, 07:57:08 am »
Yes, I wish I could describe it like you did. This is basically what I wanted to do. To show the dependence on the states of its subparts.

Thanks for the idea, I think I must have been sort of paralyzed not to see it.  :)  I guess I will just use the an OCL constraint on the transition, that will capture the logic of the if condition. I showed in the pseudo code.


General Board / Virtual Aggregated State in UML
« on: February 28, 2008, 06:54:24 am »
Hi, I am trying to visualize a state of a class that is not physically stored in the class but is calculated. For instance having a class MotorBike as a composite of Engine, Wheels, etc...  Each of this class having an attribute Status with two possible values Ready or Failure.

The composite class MotorBike does have a Status attribute as well, but this one shall be calculated based on the states of all its subcomponents. Where the rule can be something like (if any of its substate is Failure then MotorBike.Staus is Failure)
See the pseudo code for illustration.

What is the best way to display this in UML StateMachine diagram?

Thank you

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  class MotorBike
        private Engine _engine;
        private Wheel _whellRear;
        private Wheel _wheelFront;
        //...some code bellow
        public int Status
                if (_engine.Status == Failure) return Failure;
                if (_whellRear.Status == Failure) return Failure;
                if (_wheelFront.Status == Failure) return Failure;
                return Ready;                                

General Board / Associate Digram With Profile
« on: September 19, 2007, 07:11:05 am »
Hi all,

I was just playing with profiles and did not find a way how to associate a digram with a profile. Practically I wish to see the right toolbox, after opening the diagram.

I know it is possible, for instance the BPM does have its own diagram.

Can anybody help?

Thank you

General Board / Searching for Find and Replace functionality
« on: June 23, 2006, 04:09:07 am »
Hi all, this question might seem simple but I am not able to find a way how to replace a name of one entity in the whole EA project.

Our marketing friends decided to promote "system users" to "customers", and I promised them to change the specification and all occurrences of the old name to the new one.
Naively hopping this could be done by Find and Replace functionality, within 5 minutes, I just spent around one hour searching for this functionality. Being not able to find it I resigned, and decided to do the chnage manually. Well this boring job is behind me, but still I am wondering if I am blind and not able to find this functionality or this functionality is missing.

I have a packing with list of requirements, having the old name in the description and details area.


General Board / Re: Groups and permissions configuration in small
« on: June 16, 2006, 01:54:52 am »
I’m thinking more about how to cover the whole project cycle. Different people will work on the analysis part, other people on design, and some other on the testing.

Readers will definitely use lite version. The current configuration I was thinking about is using DBMS. To allow distribute changes more effectively thru the team, and we are as well using Perforce for the versioning.

As I am looking at the list of available permission from help file, and trying to understand with what permission combinations to start.
My idea is to start with some small set when almost everybody is able to do everything, but still as I know some people who will be working with the tool, there is a risk, that something could get lost.

Any thoughts, how could the basic set of groups and permissions look like?

General Board / Groups and permissions configuration in small team
« on: June 15, 2006, 08:59:59 am »
Hi all,
we finally convinced many other project stakeholders to use EA. The positive thing is that some of them will actively work with it, which on one side is amazing,  however on the other side we should not allow them to chnage everything.

This whole switch to more formal process requires some access management and restrictions. What I am looking for is some document or advice how to configure groups and permissions, to minimize the risk to lose something.
Our team including all the users together is about 15 people.

Is there any white-paper related to this or what type of groups and permission combinations are you guys using?

Thank you

General Board / Deployment Diagram
« on: October 05, 2005, 06:54:36 am »
Hi all,
when I am creating deployment diagrams and are using nodes then after I place one node into diagram and then another "inner" node into the previous node then EA is creating hierarchy visible on the left side "Project view", this also works when I just move some node into the hierarchy then it is visible on the diagram as inner node.

But once I instantiate the node then this functionality is not working the same way. If I move another instantiated node into its parent node then the hierarchy is not created on the left side, and also when  I move it into the hierarchy on the left side then it will not get visible on the diagram?

Why is it working that way, or is there any flag I have to check to get this displayed?

General Board / Re: Sequence Diagram Fragments
« on: April 01, 2005, 06:11:28 am »
Well the major problem I have with fragments is the fragments management on the diagram.

My understanding of fragment is that it encapsulates some logic (mostly possible behavior), the problem I have is that when I create some message and place it into the fragment then it is not bound with the fragment and If I move the fragment then the message is not moved.

Disaster happens to the diagram if I need to review some functionality and change the messages call or add new message call in the middle of the diagram. Then all the fragments are out of sync with the messages they should contain.

Thanks for advice

General Board / Sequence Diagram Fragments
« on: March 14, 2005, 09:10:38 am »

first I must say that fragment handling on sequence diagram in EA is not so wonderfull.

But fragments are also new in UML2.0 the question is how people depicted Loop iteractions in older version of UML.

And second what does mean the option "Branch With Previous Message"


General Board / Re: Alternatives to RUP
« on: November 20, 2004, 10:23:18 am »
I do not think that any Metholodology can be used with EA or that EA is suitable for any Methodology.

Methodologies contradict each other, how could be EA suitable for everything.

Maybe I have had to ask, for which metodology is EA the best suitable tool? (Maybe it is question for the Sparx team, do they have underlaying metodology or are they just collecting recomendations and requests from the users and putting this together?)

General Board / Re: Alternatives to RUP
« on: November 20, 2004, 05:57:58 am »
I was wondering what is then the underlaying methodology for EA?

General Board / Event Element In Activity Diagram
« on: November 15, 2004, 08:48:21 am »

do you know how to add scheduled Event? I am looking for element depicted in the Diagram bellow "Once a Year".

but did not find it in any tool box.

General Board / Use Case - How to depict loop
« on: November 11, 2004, 09:58:05 am »
Hi is there a way how to show in Use Case diagram that there is an inner loop using another <<extend>> related Use Case.

The Example:
Use Case - "Upload Email Addresses List"
is extended by Use Case "Upload Email Address" with the constrain EmailAddressIsValid.

But how to depict in the diagram that the extending Use Case is called many times?

"Upload Email Address" is extending also another Use Cases.

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