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General Board / Re: Finding duplicate elements and replacing them
« on: January 01, 2024, 01:58:09 am »
Thank you, qwerty. I will try that.

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General Board / Finding duplicate elements and replacing them
« on: December 30, 2023, 03:36:02 am »
Hello EA Experts,

I inherited multiple models/files and found that managing/maintaining them separately would be a nightmare. I merged all the models/files into one model/file. Now, I have duplicate elements in the master model. For example:

Class A (instance 1)---> appears 10 times
Class A (instance 2)---> appears 7 times
Class A (instance 3)---> appears 3 times

What is the most effective and efficient way to:
(1) Find the frequencies (number of appearances) of each element (as shown above)
(2) replace Class A (instance 2) and Class A (instance 3) with Class A (instance 1)

Thank you so much!

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That makes sense, Steen. I would expect to see a reasonable solution to this problem in the next 1-2 years.

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Thank you, qwerty! I heard of some tools and addins that convert PDF to Visio. I was curious whether something similar exists for EA.

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Hello EA experts,

Is there any tool or a way to import/convert an architecture model in a PDF format to EA / EA file format?

Thank you!

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General Board / Best practice of extending a modeling language
« on: December 27, 2023, 01:34:53 am »
 Hello EA experts,

I want to get your views on the best practices for extending modeling languages, especially ArchiMate.

Scenario: If I want to model the strategy layer in an organization, which uses these elements: vision, mission, goals, objectives and initiatives.

Out of these 5 elements, ArchiMatr has only one, that is “goal”. In this case, which one of the 2 options below is considered a best practice?

Option 1: Use “driver” (already available in ArchiMate) and stereotype it as “mission” and “vision”, Use “goal” (already available in ArchiMate) and stereotype it as “objective” and Use “work package” (already available in ArchiMate) and stereotype it as “initiative”.

Option 2: create totally new 4 elements for vision, mission, objectives and initiatives.

Thank you!

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General Board / Re: Default appearance
« on: December 24, 2023, 08:29:32 am »
Thank you, qwerty, for the tip.

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General Board / Re: Default appearance
« on: December 23, 2023, 07:20:03 pm »
In case someone came across the same issue. You have to click on Layout > Appearance > Reset Local Appearance

https://ibb.co/Csp5snL

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General Board / Re: Default appearance
« on: December 23, 2023, 09:05:42 am »
Thank you, qwerty. Do you know how can I check/remove that?

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General Board / Re: Default appearance
« on: December 22, 2023, 07:14:48 am »
Thank you, qwerty, for chiming in.

The 2 diagrams in the original post are still there if you would like to check them out.
When I hover over the "default appearance", a tooltip appears indicating that the default appearance will be changed in all diagrams. Please see the below screenshot.

https://ibb.co/tsyjd1J

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General Board / Re: Default appearance
« on: December 22, 2023, 04:15:40 am »
I have just checked the second diagram, and I do not see any diagram legend. I am not sure what prevents the new default appearance from being displayed.

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General Board / Re: Default appearance
« on: December 22, 2023, 01:57:04 am »
Thank you, Bob for your response. I am not the one who created the second diagram.
I didn’t see a legend element on the diagram. But, I’ll check the diagram as soon as I’m in front of my machine and report back.

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General Board / Default appearance
« on: December 21, 2023, 11:55:53 pm »
Hello EA experts,

I changed the default appearance of an element (as shown below)

https://ibb.co/3Cd9f3H

But I am not sure why it's not reflected in other diagrams (as shown below)

https://ibb.co/rcYWQ9m

Thank you!

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Thank you very much, Geert, for your confirmation  :)

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Hello, Geert,

Thanks a lot for chiming in.

Please correct me if I am wrong. This is what I understood:

(1) I can use your Excel import-export tool to import applications (which do not exist in the model) with tagged values. I want to import the applications as ArchiMate_ApplicationComponenent. Please see the below screenshot and let me know whether I got this step correctly.

https://ibb.co/sQPt28g

(2) I can import the interfaces of the applications but I will have to manually create the relationships between the interfaces and the applications. If this is correct, is this how the interfaces can be imported as "ArchiMate_ApplicationInterface". Please note that the last 3 columns are tagged values for the interfaces (as seen in the below screenshot)

https://ibb.co/9vvqLH2

(3) After completing the importing process in step (1) and step (2), I should manually create a relationship between the application (from step 1) and its 3 interfaces (from step 2).

Did I get the process right?

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