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General Board / Re: Change of stereotype to "Functional"
« on: November 01, 2018, 09:56:05 am »
I simply (as stated) created my own requirement which is just a requirement. Whether functional or non-functional just depends on the package where it has been put. Especially NFRs follow a pattern that is rather broad (legal, performance, etc.; you can find examples on the net). So creating a package structure is much more appropriate. Similarly you can group functional requirements.

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General Board / Re: Security groups and packages
« on: November 01, 2018, 06:41:52 am »
EA's security is indeed nothing else but an "accidental deletion prevention", but as such it works pretty well. I remember the paranoid policies from banks. But finally if you can convince them that only approved personal has access to the model (which anyway is pnly accessible in the bank's environment) it should be possible to convince them of using EA. I always recommend to use EA with Require User Lock to Edit (and without any version control!).

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General Board / Re: Change of stereotype to "Functional"
« on: October 31, 2018, 09:25:45 pm »
Well, as said: use a hammer where appropriate. EA for UML (they can do more and better here and drop lots of non-UML things), Visio for drawing (and one should not think that it's a UML modeling tool just that they can draw shapes that look like UML).

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General Board / Re: Setting up Cross References from Element to Diagram
« on: October 31, 2018, 09:04:51 am »
There are more things they took out like the Embedded Elements context menu.

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General Board / Re: Setting up Cross References from Element to Diagram
« on: October 31, 2018, 06:55:54 am »
Add custom reference is only available in the browser context (in V12).

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General Board / Re: Reading data from imported MDG
« on: October 31, 2018, 06:53:18 am »
Yes. And of course you don't know which profile EA takes: the one in the model, the one from the program folder or the one from the MDG/Advaced menu (that appdata-variant is new to me).

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Definitely sounds like a bug....

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General Board / Re: Change of stereotype to "Functional"
« on: October 31, 2018, 06:47:53 am »
I always was hoping Sparx would revamp those obscure properties (requirement's type is one of the most obscure ones here) and make it move to tagged values/profiles. This could be handled there in a sooo much smarter fashion. Partially they added things in new profiles but it seems like they starved half of the way.

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General Board / Re: Change of stereotype to "Functional"
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:29:38 am »
Actually that's why (see my first post) I used my own flavor in a MDG. From my POV those requirement elements from EA should just be removed.

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General Board / Re: Reading data from imported MDG
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:26:32 am »
No you can not access the MDG data from inside EA. Except you know where the XMI source is stored and read that file.

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Tried with V12 and 1421. No issue there. Maybe your diagram is locked. Or - Windoze - reboot once.

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I guess you can't. I seem to remember having had similar issues and there has been a recent similar posting here.

Send a bug report. Don't hold your breath.

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General Board / Re: When to use instance and property
« on: October 29, 2018, 11:48:16 pm »
Well, an instance (in UML) is the representation of something concrete. A company orders a certain type of hardware from a certain company. Those are blueprints (classes). Once you purchase a piece with a serial number you have an instance. Of course you can have this configured with different parts. They are also taken from a drawer (have a blueprint). So you get an assembled device instances consisting of likewise instantiated parts.

Abstraction is something very abstract. Classes are an abstraction of things. And you have even abstract classes (which can not be instantiated). Now, what is an instance? You know what an oak is. Probably when looking out of the window you can see several (like I can right now). You clearly recognize them as oaks. But when you look just a bit closer you see that they differ completely. I mean not just a bit, but heavily. Now, what you do in your model is to leave out things. The more you leave out, the more abstract it is. If you leave out very much you end up in "plant", rather than oak. Being more specific you have "black oak". And so on...

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General Board / Re: When to use instance and property
« on: October 29, 2018, 07:50:46 pm »
Hmm, apples and pears being compared here? An instance is something concrete made from a blueprint. A property is something that makes the blueprint (and its instance) unique.

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General Board / Re: Change of stereotype to "Functional"
« on: October 29, 2018, 12:02:04 pm »
I don't enjoy complaining. Not at all. I'd enjoy to have no reason for complaining.

I know: fake news and witch hunt...

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