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Messages - Paolo F Cantoni

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General Board / Re: Resizable pipe shape script
« on: October 03, 2018, 04:43:36 pm »
I'd say that when you copied the rest of my script you lost the following from the top of your script.
Code: [Select]
layouttype="border";

Ahh yes, obviously. Thanks.

I've been busy translated Visio fruit salad into proper deportment diagrams so it's been a bit hard to get my head properly into shape script mode. :-)
OK, I'll bite... What's a deportment diagram?   ;) ;)

Paolo

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How many exceptions does it take to make a norm?

You're both right.  Hiding arcs (on most diagrams) should not be automatic, but there should be better control over arc display on diagrams at arc creation time.

As  MaxXym says, some views (especially in Enterprise-wide modelling) require some arcs to be hidden as not helpful to that particular viewpoint.

BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING is to provide a "widget" to indicate that there are hidden arcs on a given diagram.  We created our own to do that. It is vitally important that the view is informed that they are NOT seeing the "full story".

Paolo

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General Board / Re: Local User Guide v14?
« on: September 27, 2018, 11:24:00 am »
Start | Help | Explore Online Resources | Install Help Locally
Well, that WAS obvious.  ("That was irony, Joyce")

But thanks, hugely!  Would never have found it.  I tried searching for it in the (online) Help and it didn't find it.  Perhaps because I searched for "Local User Guide"  not "Local Help".

Paolo
Now that I have installed the local Help File from the EAUserGuide.msi file (using the Start | Help | Explore Online Resources | Install Help Locally command), I have searched it and found: 1 Entry for Local Help and NONE for Local User Guide!

Come on Sparxians, what is it; a Help file or User Guide?

Concistency, konsistency, consistensy! TMUffe - after Paolo
Paolo

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Enable security. That's just what it was designed for. If on takes two steps (lock, delete) it's intentional.

q.

The idea is to allow connecting elements but not to delete them. It could be better designed if Delete elements was a permission different from Update elements.
+1!

As Arquesoft said, in an Enterprise situation, there may be too many modellers!

Hell, even I've accidentally deleted the wrong arc.

Paolo

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General Board / Re: Local User Guide v14?
« on: September 26, 2018, 04:33:38 pm »
Start | Help | Explore Online Resources | Install Help Locally
Well, that WAS obvious.  ("That was irony, Joyce")

But thanks, hugely!  Would never have found it.  I tried searching for it in the (online) Help and it didn't find it.  Perhaps because I searched for "Local User Guide"  not "Local Help".

Paolo

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General Board / Local User Guide v14?
« on: September 26, 2018, 02:26:01 pm »
I previously (to v14) used the Local (to my machine) copy of the User Guide.  This allowed me to look up Help while travelling on the bus (1 hour each way).  I can't seem to find the v14 version.  Is there one?  How do I download and install it?

Paolo

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How can we surface the scenarios (for an element) onto a diagram?  I was expecting a compartment (similar to Requirements and Constraints) but no such luck.

We can use a Linked Note, but this is quite cumbersome and is not directly attached to the element.

TIA,
Paolo

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That's probably not an EA bug, I guess?

q.
I DID send in a defect that the final compress should be part of the project transfer functionality, but I guess that was fixed in a different timeline (binge-watching Continuum on Netflix).

Paolo

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General Board / Re: Empty tags of a class not shown in diagram
« on: September 20, 2018, 09:41:22 am »
Instances of the type.

Where 5 is an instance of int, "" or "value" are instances of string.
So just to be clear...
Technically, when you apply a stereotype to an element, you create an instance of that stereotype, which references the target element (a property). The tag is a slot referencing the property for that element, and the tagged value is zero or more instances of the property type.

Have I got it right now?
Paolo


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Hey Rich,

After you transfer the project, you need to compact the file.  This will reset the internal counters (MSA's equivalent of sequences).  What's happening is that the counters haven't been updated to show the last record added to the DB, so when you add a new record, there's already a record with that ID.

HTH,
Paolo

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General Board / Re: Empty tags of a class not shown in diagram
« on: September 19, 2018, 04:20:12 pm »
By here I meant on this forum. If I remember correctly, with the two of us taking slightly different sides.

Yes, tagged values haven't been officially called that since UML 2.0 was released. However, it's still an easier term to use.

Technically, when you apply a stereotype to an element, you create an instance of that stereotype, which references the target element. The tag is a slot referencing the property, and the tagged value is zero or more of the type for the property.
By here I meant at my workplace...  ;)  The discussion being amongst an "Argument" of Architects.

BTW: did you mean: "and the tagged value is zero or more of the value(s) for the property."  If not what's the difference?

Paolo

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General Board / Re: Empty tags of a class not shown in diagram
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:46:25 am »
It was an intentional change. Probably to clear some unnecessary clutter since there is no value there. (Although we have had some discussions here about whether an empty string is a value)

[SNIP]
nterestingly, we also had the same discussion.
The UML v2.5 specification has exactly 3 occurrences of the term "Tagged Value".

It says...
Just like a Class, a Stereotype may have Properties, which have traditionally been referred to as Tag Definitions. When a Stereotype is applied to a model element, the values of the Properties have traditionally been referred to as tagged values.

So, the things are actually Tags, the Tag Definitions define which values are possible against which Stereotypes.  If the Tag has a value, then that value is known as a Tagged Value.  However, it doesn't seem to preclude a Tag existing, but not having a value.

It seems to me that we've got the terminology wrong (myself included) when we talk about the tag as the tagged value.

Paolo

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General Board / Re: Disable the abilty to Manage Add-Ins
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:33:27 am »
[SNIP] (it certainly wouldn't stop me  ;D).
[SNIP]
Geert
Yes, but you're Belgian - and not to be trusted!   ;) ;D

Paolo
PS: Almost as bad as the French!

PPS: This is an attempt at Aussie inter-mate humour (see the icon).  It may fail...

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Bizarre bug in QuickLinker!
« on: September 18, 2018, 07:01:34 pm »
Thanks, Simon,

Food for thought!

Paolo

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Bizarre bug in QuickLinker!
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:52:49 pm »
It's completely new and doesn't generate anything that earlier versions know to look for.

In terms of backwards compatibility, it will override an existing QuickLinker table if one exists. (If you have a metamodel only stereotypes not mentioned in the metamodel will be taken from the QuickLinker table.) So your technology can include both.
Thanks, Simon, for the clarification.

As I now understand what you've said, we can continue to generate the v13 QuickLinker section and overlay it with the V14 QuickLinker and distribute the one MDG until all our users have converted to v14.  Is that correct?  I am assuming that the new QuickLinker is in a new section.

Paolo

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