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General Board / Re: Copying/saving a diagram to the clipboard
« on: April 14, 2015, 11:48:51 pm »
Thanks for this, MDG technology gets mentioned again I should give a try. Is the MDG creation wizard capable of generating an MDG file based on a project?

General Board / Copying/saving a diagram to the clipboard
« on: April 14, 2015, 12:58:16 am »
If I have a diagram call foo and save it to the clipboard, when it gets pasted into another document it has a box at the top reading "class foo". Is there a way to customise this through a stereotype and make it read "SADM foo"?

General Board / Re: Set Element Properties by Diagram Type
« on: April 22, 2015, 02:53:11 am »
You can set the color locally for each diagram using the toolbox at the top of the diagram or globally using F4. The formatting toolbox at the top of the diagram overrides the global settings. Which method are you using to change the color of the class?

General Board / Re: Connectors in diagrams in background
« on: April 15, 2015, 06:55:45 pm »
To go on with that: creating wall-papers I found it extremely convenient to use sub-domains on A4 format and assemble them on a larger A-format poster rather than creating a single big one.

Fully agree, all detail does not have to be in 1 diagram; it is often best to divide a very large diagram and assemble a larger diagram together as a wallpaper.
To make this task easier I use a "starry skies" orientation: I place the many side of any relationships at the top of the diagram and if I cannot do that I place them on the top left quadrant; but I normally model data.

General Board / Re: Connectors in diagrams in background
« on: April 15, 2015, 06:01:43 pm »
That is quite bad. I do not want to use two tools. One to build up a model and one such as Visio to create "presentable" diagrams. My Plan B was boundaries, but in that case I would add "wrong" connectors to a model. Aren't there any other possibilities?
I find EA diagrams quite presentable and tend to stay away from Visio, I used it extensively in the past. I'll rather spend more time thinking about design that about about making a diagram look "presentable". Just "presentable" diagrams don't make a good solution.

Without knowing more about the diagram, it is not easy to help. I can fit a diagram with 20 to 30 elements in an A3 landscape without having overlapping lines and just using straight lines. I can probably double that in A0.

General Board / Controlling casing when Database modelling
« on: April 14, 2015, 11:54:55 pm »
When creating a DB model with Oracle as the target RDBMS, EA12 capitalizes the names of most things that go in the model (except for primary keys). In an ideal world, since I am working on a logical data model, I would prefer to use camel case (or hyphens) with the first letter of each word capitalized. Is there a way of changing the default behavior to achieve this?

P.S.: Hopefully this does not involve the use of MDG technologies although I am more than happy to try it :)

General Board / Re: Default language
« on: April 13, 2015, 11:35:23 pm »
You might use a SQL search to list the classes along with their language:

Code: [Select]
SELECT  ea_guid AS CLASSGUID, Object_Type AS CLASSTYPE, Name , GenType FROM t_object
where Name LIKE '*<Search Term>*'

Note: above is for EAP. For most RDBMS use % instead of *

Thanks for the SQL code, is there a way to run SQL inside EAP?

General Board / Re: Default language
« on: April 10, 2015, 08:32:52 pm »
Sorry I missed your second post, that solves the problem. Although I do think that EA should be smart enough to inherit from the package  :).

General Board / Re: Default language
« on: April 10, 2015, 08:02:46 pm »
It appears to have changed the language of all classes but the only way to check it is to view the properties of each class individually because I cannot add the language of a list view of elements.

However, when I add a new class to the package it still default to Java. It does not inherit the language of the Package.

As much as I love EA, this is starting to get a little annoying because there are more than 100 elements in the model and growing.

General Board / Re: Default language
« on: April 10, 2015, 07:54:32 pm »
Please note that is feature will change ALL classes / elements to your chosen language
I am assuming that for that package and only for that package, and not for any other packages in a model. Is this correct?

General Board / Re: Default language
« on: April 10, 2015, 07:24:27 pm »
I might be missing something but I don't see how can I do that with Tool/Options/Source Code Engineering (I cannot see Tools/Options/Source Code).

Let me just rephrase what I am after and remove the custom language from the equation. I have a project with various packages; if I choose C# or C, C++, or anything else as the language of the package, EA12 does not inherit the language of the package for each new class in the package, instead it always defaults to Java.

There has to be a way on EA to get classes inheriting the language of the package; I am not expecting to have to change this manually for each new class.

General Board / Default language
« on: April 10, 2015, 01:27:26 am »
Is there a way to change the default language applied to a new Class when added to a diagram? I have changed the language of the package from Java the default to a custom language but all the classes are created with Java as the language.

Is it also possible to make a bulk change of the languages for all packages and elements within a model?

General Board / Re: Level Numbering
« on: April 11, 2015, 12:02:34 am »
Level numbers do apply to packages.
It all depends of the way you define you master document.

Check in you template that you have ticked "Child Packages" (and "Child elements")

I don't think the OP is talking about document generation, but about element numbering in the project browser?

We had a similar issue and we solved it rather pragmatically using dummy "numbering" elements like this

Code: [Select]
-package chapter 1
      -1 element
       +      1.1 element
       +      1.2 element
       +      1.3 element
+package chapter 2
-package chapter 3
      + <<dummy>> 1 dummy
      + <<dummy>> 2 dummy
      -3 element
       +      3.1 element
       +      3.2 element
       +      4.3 element
Just to add further detail, interestingly the point that Geert is making is that this is only a problem because the numbering resets itself for each package. If it did not, it would not be a problem.

General Board / Re: Level Numbering
« on: April 10, 2015, 07:49:17 pm »
Bug request submitted. Thanks for the pointer.

General Board / Re: Level Numbering
« on: April 09, 2015, 09:46:33 pm »
I hope somebody with Sparx is reading the forum. The fact that Packages do not support level numbering is really user unfriendly and is actually forcing me to re-organise a large model following the very helpful suggestion made earlier in the thread.

I suspect that this is because Packages are not implemented the same way as Elements. I hope recursive level numbering for packages and the elements they contain makes into the next release of EA. Level numbering is a very useful feature when used in conjunction with matrices.

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