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Suggestions and Requests / Re: suppress .cpp for abstract interfaces
« on: September 30, 2003, 11:04:05 pm »
Hi n!

Thanks for the note.
Yes, we will change this behaviour for interfaces- so that only the header is generated.  It probably won't be in the next build, but the one following.


General Board / Re: New Image Library?
« on: July 20, 2015, 03:03:15 pm »
OK - have a look at this page again ;) We just updated the page today actually...

There's a bunch of new images in that library.

Note: The rendering of the EMF's in EA diagrams is the same as before (so they look a bit jagged on screen), but print very nicely as vector graphics. It seems the jagged screen rendering issue is being addressed though, as the sample diagram on that URL above is taken from a pre-release of EA 12.x

I hope that helps,

General Board / Re: Keep diagram and caption on the same page in R
« on: June 19, 2015, 09:40:42 pm »
Hi Geert,

As far as I know there is not yet an option in EA for this. We have struck a similar issue before... I think it was the opposite end of the diagram though: trying to keep diagram headings or names together with diagram images.

So there is a submitted request for this - something like the "keep together" flag that exists for text, but it's not quite that simple of course...

How much should EA be allowed to shrink a diagram to force it on the same page as a bit of text (caption, heading, name, some other label)?
And maybe I have 'poster' diagrams that I don't want shrunk at all - so a global option to keep say headings+images together doesn't work for all scenarios.

I do think a "keep together" option would be nice and probably straightforward for your caption scenario, since it appears after the diagram image. But to make things work generically - especially for situations where the text/label/caption appears before the diagram image, anywhere on the page (for example near the end of a page) - I think a 'maximum scale-down' value and maybe a diagram-level overriding option would be useful.

Something like that was proposed in the original request. For now, the only workaround I know of is manual work, sorry.


General Board / Re: Import ArcGIS XML Workspace
« on: June 08, 2015, 01:52:55 pm »

Would you mind sending a report into Sparx Support? I'm not aware of an issue importing relationship classes... but if you can send in a small sample schema that triggers the problem that will help us to investigate.

I hope we can help.


General Board / Re: Poor Visual Quality of Diagrams generated to W
« on: November 24, 2014, 11:14:20 am »
Hi Don,

I haven't noticed that change between version 9 and 11, but I wonder if it's related to the image format being used when generating the document.

Have you tried the Metafile output instead of Bitmap? On the Generate Documentation dialog, see the Options tab. There's a control labeled "Diagram Format". I think Metafile is the default though...

If you have moment, would you mind comparing your results with the sample document provided here:

(The page has a link to download a document named smart-meter-data-dictionary-report.docx)

Do the images in that document have the same problem you found?


General Board / Re: Warning opening EA11 generated Word documents
« on: November 24, 2014, 10:42:54 am »
Hi Don,

This known issue issue was resolved recently with the release of EA 11.1111.

The same question came up in one of our recent webinars on document generation:

I also experienced this warning message in earlier builds, but didn't notice any adverse effects when opening the generated document. I don't know all the details, but it seems EA wasn't writing out some tags in precisely the order that Word expected for docx.


General Board / Re: V11 RC1
« on: May 28, 2014, 06:58:26 pm »
Hi Helmut,

It's later than planned, but you should be able to grab that state machine model from:


General Board / Re: V11 RC1
« on: May 06, 2014, 04:14:34 am »
Hi Helmut,

Yes, we'll make the EAP file available. It should become available in a week or two along with some other models that we used in the webinar.

Regarding future webinars, in addition to the web page Nizam suggested, we send an invitation to those subscribed to our newsletter. (There's also a sign-up form for this on that same web page as well.)


General Board / Re: V11 RC1
« on: May 02, 2014, 05:03:54 pm »
Hi Bill,

You probably found EA's updated Help topic already... anyway if you search the EA 11 Help now for "State Machine" the first topic is about Code Generation. I believe that's a new Help page/topic in EA 11. It mentions the Executable State Machine Artifact which is also new in EA 11 - and I think it's one of those "major changes" to state machine code generation you're talking about. The updated code templates form a fairly significant change as well...

Sparx previewed this feature recently in a webinar about the EA 11 release. There's an excerpt of the demo here, which shows you the new state machine code gen in action:

I think there will be another 'deep dive' kind of webinar on this topic in the coming months as well.

I hope it helps.


General Board / Re: ease of typing textual descriptions
« on: December 29, 2005, 03:44:13 pm »

The closest thing to a "global" view of the element I can think of, apart from generated documenation would be the Element Browser, available from View | Other Windows | Element Browser.

Although you can't directly copy/edit the element browser contents, it does provide all the info in one place and an easy way to navigate to the various items.


General Board / Re: Importing XML Schema (XSD)
« on: April 22, 2004, 05:25:16 pm »
Hi Ian,

EA does not currently reverse XSD. We're planning to implement this feature over the next 12 months.


General Board / Re: Major panix - major oops
« on: September 06, 2005, 12:17:40 am »

1) Yes - XMI export/import will bring in the tests
2) Yes - If you XMI import the same package over the top of a copy, the copy will be clobbered.

So to avoid the clobbering either check the strip guids XMI option when importing your weekend work into the Monday morning model or :

1. Open your weekend model and drag the Use Case into a fresh package.
2. XMI export the fresh package
3. XMI import the fresh package into your Monday morning model
4. Drag your weekend Use Case to it's original package.

I hope this helps.


General Board / Forum back online
« on: July 28, 2005, 11:01:00 pm »
Hi All,

There has been a problem with the forum in the last 24 hours, which resulted in the forum being offline temporarily.
Although most of the recent posts have been restored from back-up, we are aware that some posts under the UML Process board have not been recovered. The forum is now back online.

We apologize for any inconvenience incurred.


General Board / Re: Code Generation Preview
« on: March 11, 2004, 02:56:58 pm »
Hi Damon,

There is currently no preview feature for code generation, but we'll consider this suggestion for future versions of EA.

Thanks for the note.


General Board / Re: stereotypes and code engineering
« on: May 19, 2005, 10:26:16 pm »
Hello Paolo,

You're right - EA shouldn't clobber the stereotypes it doesn't know anything about, which is why this problem will be resolved in the next release. So <<struct>>, <<enumeration>> etc will still be cleared if necessary, but not custom stereotypes.

Although, we've had to add a couple of extra terms to our blacklist since your last post ;) , we appreciate your feedback as always and will address the problems where possible.

Thanks again.


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