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Messages - Paolo F Cantoni

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Ribbon Sets - NO Help
« on: October 09, 2018, 11:13:02 am »
I've now had a little bit of a play with the Ribbon Sets functionality as referenced by TomO.

I now have a few questions.
  • Can I create a new ribbon?  Doesn't look like it.  I would also like to be able to select menu portions from various other menus in the new Ribbon.
  • I can select which ribbon portion to show, but that seems to be defective.  The whole Ribbon is displayed. Have I misunderstood this functionality?
  • There is no mechanism to manipulate the Start Menu. I'm too scared to make another menu the default menu in case I lose the Start menu and can't change the Menu Sets any more!

Any help appreciated!
Paolo

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Ribbon Sets - NO Help
« on: October 08, 2018, 06:50:15 pm »
What SHOULD I have searched for?

... apparently, someone from Sparx who knows the answer (!)
As Francis Urquhart would say...  "you might well think that.  I couldn't possibly say that!"

@TomO, while I'm grateful for the information, it was a "rhetorical question".
We users need to be able to search and find items on the menus.

Paolo

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Bugs and Issues / Ribbon Sets - NO Help
« on: October 08, 2018, 04:08:37 pm »
I'm interested in managing the sets of Ribbons available for my users.  There's a menu item called "My Ribbon Sets" under the "Perspectives" drop-down (top right).

([Thinks]) Oh, that might be what I'm after...  So I search Help for "Ribbon Set" - no matches!   :'(
(as does "Manage Ribbon")

What SHOULD I have searched for?

Searching for "Ribbon" yields:
Search Complete! 1314 matches in 1029 files, total files searched 3102 in 0m 17s

I might as well attempt to read the entire Help file.  The output is in the order of the files, so every entry needs to be examined in case it might be pertinent.

Paolo

94
A stereotype always belongs to a profile. The FQN is always unique. The non-FQ name might be ambiguous.

q.
We ensure there is NO ambiguity.

Manage Complexity,
   .   .   Reduce Ambiguity,
   .   .   .   .   Eliminate Inconsistency!
TM


Paolo

95
General Board / Re: Resizable pipe shape script
« on: October 04, 2018, 08:38:15 am »
OK, I'll bite... What's a deportment diagram?   ;) ;)

It's an orderly deployment diagram.
Does it have a "book" widget at the top to ensure it's smooth passage?

Paolo

96
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

97
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

98
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

99
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

100
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

102
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

103
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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