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Bugs and Issues / Re: EA Version 13 Beta - EA-GetMenuItems issue
« on: July 08, 2016, 05:38:44 pm »
Thanks Simon, that's good to know


Bugs and Issues / EA Version 13 Beta - EA-GetMenuItems issue
« on: July 08, 2016, 01:01:51 am »
Here's a good one for you EA guys.

I have two EA Extensions which when used with EA version 13 Beta, are placed on the Extend ribbon. One extension works just fine, the other threw a null pointer exception and caused EA to crash when the extension was selected on its ribbon entry.

The exception was being thrown in the event EA_GetMenuItems.

Upon some investigation I discovered what the problem was. It was due to the value in the parameter menuLocation

When the extension was clicked on its ribbon, the value returned in menuLocation is Diagram ... :-[ and of course as there is no repository open let alone any diagram, its not surprising I get a null pointer!

Surely, when selecting an Extension from the Ribbon, I would expect the menuLocation to be MainMenu (or even a new value Ribbon), but Diagram? No way.

Worked around it now, but thought you like to know in case the same problem occurs in your extensions in EA version 13.



General Board / SysML Simulation OpenModelica and EA version 13 Beta
« on: July 07, 2016, 08:55:24 pm »
Hi All

Am trying out the new SysML simulation in EA version 13 Beta and am using the section entitled Creating a Parametric Model in EA version 13 User Guide as an aid.

The first basic example went well, but I am stuck on the second example which is using Connected Constraint Properties.

I have modelled all the Constraint Blocks, Block and Parametric Diagrams, but the guide states:

Provide values (arg_a = 2, arg_b = 3, arg_c = 4, arg_d = 5) in a data set

This data set is then selected in the Configure SysML Simulation dialog


What kind of element is used for the Data Set? I cannot find any such element anywhere on any toolbox.

Am using SysML 1.4 MDG



General Board / Re: Setting up SVN
« on: June 16, 2016, 06:57:02 am »
when accessing svn outside EA, for example creating a working file area using Tortoise, are you requested for authentication?

If yes, then enter the credentials and ensure they are remembered

As far as I know EA works with cached authentication.

Last time I received an error message similar to this, authentication was the problem

EA has sent a command to SVN
SVN replies with an authentication request
EA does not prompt you for the authentication and simply times out

Try setting up another folder as the working file area using Tortoise
Right click the folder
Select TortoiseSVN
Select Import

Hope this helps.

General Board / Re: Deleting of Notes not possible
« on: June 15, 2016, 06:14:43 pm »
I too have seen this strange behaviour (usually with versions prior to version 12)

One way to remove the note from the Use Case diagram is:

Right click the Note and select Lock Element (which actually unlocks it)
With the Note selected, press Ctrl + Delete

That should do the trick!


General Board / Re: Migrating from SysML1.3 to 1.4
« on: May 20, 2016, 02:07:31 am »
Ah as a follow up I have just checked by running the script, results in an error:

Can not find either the source profile 'SysML1.3' or the destination profile 'SysML1.4'.   
Please make sure the profiles are checked at 'Settings -> MDG Technologies' and then RESTART EA.   
The supported migration map is as follows:   
        |'Archimate' ==> 'Archimate2'   
        |'SysML1.1' ==> 'SysML1.2'   
        |'SysML1.2' ==> 'SysML1.3'   
        |'BPMN' ==> 'BPMN1.1'   
        |'BPMN' ==> 'BPMN1.1::BPEL'   
        |'UPDM' ==> 'UPDM2'   
        |'BPMN1.1' ==> 'BPMN2.0'   

Despite the scripts name, migration form SysML 1.3 -> SysML1.4 does not appear to be supported.

Over to the Sparxians!!



General Board / Re: Migrating from SysML1.3 to 1.4
« on: May 20, 2016, 01:59:30 am »
There is a Migration script for migration from SysML 1.3 to SysML 1.4, supplied by Sparx

Just open the scripting window and run the script, haven't tried it myself but I would assume that you will need both SysML 1.3 and SysML 1.4 MDGs activated.

Best of luck



Here's a tip

If you use a Composition or Aggregation relationship between two elements to model a whole-part structure, then obviously you have a traceable relationship, but when you move the child inside its parent on a diagram, the relationship disappears.

Best of both worlds!



As of the organisers and also one of the presenters, I really appreciate your comments.

Many thanks for posting your feedback

All the best


General Board / Re: Incorporate Model Templates Problem
« on: May 09, 2016, 08:51:21 pm »
As far as I know there is no way, however I have just had a look at the BPMN 2.0 MDG as supplied by Sparx, and the entry for the ModelTemplates is as shown below:

    <Model name="Business Process" description="Create a simple BPMN 2.0 Business Process diagram" file="p_BPMN2.0.xml" default="no" icon="29" filter=""/>
    <Model name="Choreography" description="Create a simple BPMN 2.0 Choreography diagram" file="p_BPMN2.0Chor.xml" default="no" icon="29" filter=""/>
    <Model name="Collaboration" description="Create a simple BPMN 2.0 Collaboration diagram" file="p_BPMN2.0Coll.xml" default="no" icon="29" filter=""/>
    <Model name="Conversation" description="Create a simple BPMN 2.0 Conversation diagram" file="p_BPMN2.0Conv.xml" default="no" icon="29" filter=""/>

By digging around the files referred to are located in a folder named ModelPatterns which is a folder in the EA installation directory.

You could try saving your XMIs here and see if they are picked up by your MDG, but if it worked, each user will still have to copy XMIs to that folder

Best I can come with



Yes Geert is correct, in a SQL fragment you are limited to #PackageID# and #ObjectID#

Support for #Branch# would be useful though



General Board / Re: Drawing relationships between documents.
« on: April 22, 2016, 12:42:17 am »
Instead of the Artefact in the Common section of the diagram toolbox, try the Document (a variation of Artefact).

This Document element, exhibits a double-click behaviour to open, directly, its Linked Document

General Board / Re: Formalism to model data integration across systems
« on: April 22, 2016, 12:39:50 am »
Would NIEM work in this case?

Are you intending to use the same elements on all diagrams?

If so, try right-clicking the BPMN Process flow diagram, selecting Copy Diagram

Move to a new package and the paste diagram selecting a Shallow Copy from the options

If you want to create a brand new set of elements, then use Geert's suggestion or proceed as above and select deep copy from the options.



Are both installations of EA using the same Diagram Themes?

At a guess the top example is Enterprise Architect 12 theme whereas the bottom one is Enterprise Architect 10

Just a thought


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