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General Board / Re: XMI/controlled package
« on: January 24, 2002, 05:05:20 am »
Hi Herbert,

This is probably not too hard to do - and could be an option when exporting. Could you supply me with a fragment of XML as you would expect it to appear in the XMI output and preferences as to image location?

I will try and schedule something in soon

Geoff Sparks

General Board / Re: Sequence Diagram RTF Documentation
« on: January 24, 2002, 03:15:01 pm »

These were originally left on the basis that the documentation for sequence elements would be contained in the associated classifier for each instance - however in retrospect this may not always be the best ... especially during early analysis.

I can set up a template option that would allow inclusion of Sequence element items if required ... you would need to create different templates for different situations.

Would this help,
Geoff Sparks

General Board / Re: XMI support
« on: January 24, 2002, 03:16:37 pm »
Hi Gabriel,

XMI import/export is already implemented in EA - see the latest version (3.10) downloadable from our website.

To use Import/Export -- right click on a package in the project browser - then select from the Import/Export options. You may also activate 'controlled packages' whhich use XMI to save and load package contents to XML files.

Hope this helps,

Geoff Sparks

General Board / Re: Document Generation
« on: January 24, 2002, 05:33:47 am »
EA currently puts the operation comments in the .cpp file - this was done as it seemed more in keeping with common practice and keeps the .h file a little cleaner.

Is this suitable for the way you work?

Geoff Sparks

General Board / Re: EA Document Generation
« on: January 24, 2002, 04:55:14 am »

We are more than happy to review this - the difficulty of course is getting some consensus on what is a good ordering -

If people have some ideas on this, let us know and well try and come to some useful and generic solution.

Geoff Sparks

General Board / Re: Bitmaps in Diagrams
« on: January 24, 2002, 05:26:42 am »

I will look into this when I get a chance - I remain pessimistic because .emf files can be quite annoying to deal with - but there may be an easy way.

In the meantime the elements will just pick up the default size for their element type - and then you have to manually resize to look right.

Geoff Sparks

General Board / Re: Bitmaps in Diagrams
« on: January 18, 2002, 09:53:17 pm »
Hi Terry

Although it was not intended for this purpose, I think you could already use the Stereotypes functionality in EA to accomplish this. It is a bit 'roundabout' but I have found the following will work:

1. Create a screen dump
2. Use a paint package with conversion facilities to save image in Enhanced Metafile Format (.EMF)
3. Create a new Stereotype that applies to type 'class' or whatever (eg: <<login screen>> ) - and import the screen dump in .emf format.
3. Apply this stereotype to any class you wish to depict as the imported image.

Be aware that this will significantly increase the size of your .EAP file.

Let me know how you get on --- make sure you trial this on a sample model first - I have done some preliminary tests on using  EA stereotypes in this manner and all seems well - but Ive not exhaustively tested it. If you have very many bitmaps, this may not be suitable, as EA caches all stereotype images in memory (assumes small footprint metafiles - not bulky bitmaps)

We are looking at adding more custom designed functionality for this soon - the .EAP model has been updated to accomodate other images and we hope to have something in place in the next month or so.

Geoff Sparks

General Board / Re: EALite Feature Request
« on: January 24, 2002, 05:20:44 am »
Hi Jan,

An interesting idea - I can certainly see the value in allowing others to update 'non-model' information from the project management perspective. EALite is currently opened in read-only mode - and would require a reasonable amount of work to open up.

I will have a think about the implications of this and see what occurs.

Geoff Sparks

General Board / Re: Mislocation of States?
« on: January 24, 2002, 05:08:38 am »
HI Andris,

You are correct and it is on the list of things to do - it is much neater if the state-machine for an Actor or Class is contained beneath the associated element - rather than at the same level.

I hope we can get to this soon,

Geoff Sparks

General Board / Re: RTF report missing object name
« on: January 24, 2002, 05:02:06 am »

In the latest version of EA you can select from a drop list of heading styles on the report generation dialog. If you do NOT select a style - the object names will go missing!

This bug has been corrected in the latest patch update and will be available in the trial and full versions early next week. In the meantime, ensure you select a heading style.

Geoff Sparks

General Board / Re: Multiple inheritance
« on: January 24, 2002, 04:51:31 am »

Support for multiple inheritance when reversing C++  has been included in the latest builds of EA. For registered users the patch update (build 455) is the latest and includes this function.

The next minor update of the full and trial version is scheduled for next week and will include this function.

Hope this helps,

Geoff Sparks

General Board / Re: XML DTD
« on: January 18, 2002, 09:14:42 pm »

I checked out the UML_EA.DTD we distribute with Enterprise Architect. It appears that in the Diagram extensions (XMI does not support diagrams natively!) there is a reference the UML:ActivityGraph - which is not defined within the body of the DTD. This is on line 6416 of the DTD. I believe you can safely delete this reference from the DTD as EA only uses UML:ActivityGraph when exporting to Rose format XMI - when exporting UML1.3 format it uses UML:ActivityModel

Interestingly the Microsoft MSXML3 based parsers dont pick this up and validate the document as OK [EA uses MSXML3] ?

Hope this helps - let me know how you get on,

Geoff Sparks

General Board / Re: Added a URL and all the relations text is now
« on: January 18, 2002, 08:57:49 pm »

I see what you mean! Not intended I assure you.

I have fixed the problem and it will be included in the minor update due out this Monday or Tuesday - check the Latest News for a build number > 443

Thanks for the feedback,
Geoff Sparks

General Board / Re: Parameterized Class (Template)
« on: January 18, 2002, 09:41:49 pm »

If you create a class, then double click on it for the Properties dialog - go to the second tab, labelled 'Class Detail' ...the template stuff is at the bottom of that tab page.

Hope this helps,
Geoff Sparks

General Board / Re: Sequence Diagram not showing Interface operati
« on: January 18, 2002, 09:38:49 pm »

EA currently does not automatically generate the interfaces from the Realized interface - this must be done manually - or you can forward and reverse engineer the Class to generate and import the implmented operations.

I have changed the code for the Message Dialog to include realized interfaces as well as inherited operations when you check the 'Show Inherited' check box. This will be available in the next minor update due out this Monday/Tuesday - check the Latest News section of the Forum for information on the release.

Geoff Sparks

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