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General Board / Re: EA Slow Performance on AWS RDS
« on: July 19, 2016, 11:55:12 am »
If you are using an MySQL ODBC connection on EA to the MySQL repository then this is not connecting via the Cloud service. If it is via the the Cloud then you will be doing a Cloud connection.
We do suggest you push for the Cloud to be used.
There is a webinar on connecting AWS with the Cloud service on:
If you send though a request to the support email we can send you a document covering this in more detail.
I also suggest you find out the IP address of the AWS RDS and try doing a ping/tracert to check the general response rate. Note AWS does not have set ICPM on - so the administrator needs to set this on.

Uml Process / Re: Triggers, type: change, tutorials ?
« on: July 01, 2016, 12:41:39 pm »

General Board / Re: Communication between concurrent states
« on: July 01, 2016, 12:36:41 pm »
There is a simulation whitepaper with an example model available on:
This has a concurrent state, but has state transitions triggered from UI buttons.
See also the Activity Signals example in the EAExample model:
Project Models.Model Simulation.Activity Models.Sending Signal

General Board / Re: Links to Q&A's / Source Documentation
« on: May 26, 2016, 05:02:01 pm »
I am not sure what you mean with point one - are your referring to generating a Document?
With point 2 You can set up Hyperlinks to Elements from within the document - Highlight a word - Context menu | Create | Link to Existing Element. But in reverse as there is no direct reference inside the Document that an Element can refer to - so this is not supported.

If want to drop an email to Sparx support we can send you an updated whitepaper on Requirements Management.
Otherwise see:

General Board / Re: Links to Q&A's / Source Documentation
« on: May 24, 2016, 04:04:38 pm »
If the Discussion option is close to what you require then maybe can look at using the Team Review feature.
Both of these are accessible in the Free EA Lite Edition - so long the users have access to your repository (i.e. via cloud).
In the simplest usage the Team Review can be a document inside EA covering your points, but it can also cover a lot more.

General Board / Re: Control table of contents reporting level
« on: May 24, 2016, 03:49:27 pm »
A means of restricting the heading level is not something that is supported in the library we use. A work around that you can consider is to create a document in Word just with a TOC that is set to provide the first 4 headings, then import that document into a newly created Template in EA (context menu: File | Import).

General Board / Re: Show Connectors IDs on diagrams
« on: May 19, 2016, 02:45:24 pm »
As an alternative to creating Tagged Values - Connectors do have an Alias, this can be shown on the diagram by selecting the Diagram Property
 [ x ] Use Alias If Available.
The Shortfall is that you will see all the Element Aliases if these are set as well.

If the packages containing these elements are not reported in the Package tree that you are reporting then they won't be selectable in the output.
You can do as Glassboy suggests or look at setting up a Virtual HTML report see:

General Board / Re: Drawing relationships between documents.
« on: April 22, 2016, 05:03:16 pm »
An extra option to Phil's comment is to simply drag the document from the windows file explorer onto a diagram. Then you have the option to save it as a reference or store it internally.

If you are wanting to reverse transform to a logical Class model, with atributes inside the Class rather than the ERD format that includes these externaly, then look at the transform scripts on:
See also:

There is documentation on creating extentions to existing MDG techologies like ArchiMate on:

General Board / Re: Poor diagram image quality in Web (HTML) Reports.
« on: February 04, 2016, 02:12:50 pm »
With your Windows | Control Panel | Display options - do you have this set to another Size for Items - not 100%.
If so, try setting it back to 100% and check for any difference.

There is a simple example model supplied EAExample model:
 - Project Models.Model Simulation.State Machine Models.Customer Login.Customer.Customer Login

See also the whitepaper and model on Simulation:

Bugs and Issues / Re: C code generation lost .c files
« on: January 25, 2016, 11:48:25 am »
With the source code generation you do need  set the default Code Language using the Code generation Toolbar:

Also ensure that the Class element has the Language set correctly to c.

When set to C or C++ this should generate to c or cpp plus a .h file.
Once generated use the F12 key to view these.

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