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General Board / Re: Keep diagram and caption on the same page in R
« on: July 01, 2015, 06:58:17 am »
Recently came across this problem again myself. I tried this technique and it worked. Put a boundary on the diagram and colour it white then change the size so it  fits on the page with the caption. You can't see the boundary as its white and it lets you control the diagram size thus controlling how it fits on the page of a generated document.

General Board / Re: Keep diagram and caption on the same page in R
« on: June 23, 2015, 04:28:43 pm »
We have a lot of diagram that are much taller then they are wide. So limiting the width wouldn't necessarily have the desired effect.
Thats unfortunate.
I found putting the diagrams in a table and making the margins wider, along with keep with next in paragraph style fixed that problem for me even when the diagrams were longer than wide. However, my particular problem didn't have drastically different sized diagrams.  

That's what we do now, until Sparx comes up with an alternative.

Why did I know that already? You could write a script in the word processor you are using to automate the process if its really too tedious. Pretty sure you can do this in MS Word and Libre Office Writer. I'm sure you've probably considered it already. I know its always a balance of is it worth spending the time writing the script vs doing in manually.

One final thought to consider is trying eadocx and see if you can control the diagram with caption problem in that. But I guess if you've invested time & effort in creating those templates in Sparx EA you'll be reluctant to try that option.

General Board / Re: Keep diagram and caption on the same page in R
« on: June 22, 2015, 08:36:38 pm »
Fair enough I'll elaborate on the thought. By narrowing the margins the image will be made smaller ( height and width) and thus will fit on the page with the text underneath. You need section breaks so the narrower margins don't affect the normal text margins.
Another technique is to put the image into a table with three columns. The image goes into the centre column and the two outer columns act as margins keeping the image smaller so it can fit on the page with text underneath it.
Alternatively you could do some manual post processing by making the diagrams smaller.

General Board / Re: Keep diagram and caption on the same page in R
« on: June 20, 2015, 07:13:36 am »
Just reading this whilst eating breakfast. Here is a thought - try inserting section breaks and bringing in the side page margins by about 15 to 20 cm where you have the diagrams. EA fits the image to the width of the page margins I think.
Do let us know if it works as I haven't tried it yet.

General Board / Re: How best to model different architectures
« on: May 27, 2015, 12:47:26 pm »
Looks like a good start. I've found that separating the catalogs of elements from the views works best too.
Some things you may want to consider adding.
  • Motivation
  • Implementation and Migration
  • Technical Debt
  • Architecture Decisions

I put everything in one model with SQL server

General Board / Re: Watch out!  - He's back!
« on: May 28, 2015, 06:50:35 am »
Good to see the your return. Welcome back.

General Board / Re: "Master Doc" - "Package" - "Model Doc"
« on: May 19, 2015, 07:54:13 am »
I can say this is possible because I've done it several times before. Why your's isn't working I'can't say.

General Board / Re: Master Document or Template Fragment?
« on: May 18, 2015, 10:26:20 am »
Master documents are used to create full documents. Template are used to create sections of the document. Fragments can be used to create parts of a template. So its kind of composition like this
Master Doc - contains one or more model document. Used to create docs with different formatted sections
      Model Doc - uses a templates. Used to create a document in a consistent format.
            Fragments used by templates to create. Used to extend the capability of a template. i.e. use SQL to query the whole repository rather than just a package.

So if you want to create a full document with sections formated in different ways then use master documents. On the other hand if you want to create just a table of elements from a package then just use a template.

Hope that helps :)

General Board / Re: Table Detail in Diagram
« on: May 15, 2015, 04:35:31 am »
Yes. Right click on background of diagram and from context menu select properties. In the diagram properties dialog select the elements tab. Uncheck the attributes and operations. Click ok.
This should stop details of the element being displayed such as attributes (columns in db speak) and operations (methods/functions)

General Board / Re: OT: Just a hello
« on: May 10, 2015, 09:47:35 am »
Some days I wish I could retire too.
Good to hear from you and thanks for all the help and advice you provided over the years.

Enjoy your retirement.

General Board / Re: Wire Framing Webpage - Name
« on: May 12, 2015, 06:29:08 am »
Dermot, the problem I was having was that when there were a number of web pages on a diagram using the stereotype wireframewebsite I couldn't distinguish them apart as the name of the element isn't shown on the diagram. i.e. they all look the same with out a name  :(

General Board / Re: Wire Framing Webpage - Name
« on: May 10, 2015, 09:44:59 am »
I guess the answer is no then.
Found a work around by repeating the name in the tab field displayed. Not ideal.

General Board / Wire Framing Webpage - Name
« on: May 08, 2015, 08:22:04 am »
Started using the Wire Framing> Webpage toolbox and found I can't seem to display name of element on a diagram so unable to distinguish the webpages. Was hoping to do a navigation map with detailed webpage layout under each element.

Question: Is there any way to show the element name on a diagram using these webpages (stereotype WireframeWebsite) so I can distinguish the different webpages from each other?

General Board / Re: Unrecognized database format
« on: May 10, 2015, 09:39:59 am »
Glad to hear it worked ok.
The cause could be something to do with where your storage system is located for the eap file. For instance I've known in the past people have problems running eap files on a network storage or shared file locations. Usually some kind of network issue combined with how MS Access database works. If problems persist consider alternative storage location.
I usually work with EAP files on my c: drive then copy/ backup. Found Skydrive good for doing this automatically.  

General Board / Re: Unrecognized database format
« on: May 08, 2015, 08:15:23 am »
Suggest following steps
a) make copy if you don't have backup
b) Run the EAP repair tool. In V12 the menu is Project>Data Management>Manage .EAP File > Repair .EAP File

c) if that works then do a project integrity check hot key Shift+F9

Should be okay after that.

If not resort to back up file

If no backup file then bad luck  :(

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