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<rant on>
For some bizarre reason when creating diagrams from model wizards you end up with diagrams with paper sizes only used by certain backward countries that are several hundred years behind the rest of the world in understanding that measurement systems should be based on the same numeric base as the majority of mathematical systems.  A paper size not used in the country EA is developed in, I might add.  And completely different to the size set in the global preferences.
<rant off>

Could we possibly have all of the wizard models and samples using International standard sizes if they're not going to honour the global preferences.

General Board / Modeling like the kids
« on: June 15, 2016, 02:12:17 pm »
So what do our venerable forum members think of getting all webby with it and modeling like the kids do these days ?

Hi, all I'm looking for some examples of how people document providing and consuming interfaces for governance purposes.

I'm preparing a new template and I feel like I'm pretty light on this topic, but I'm blanking on how to beef it up.

Bugs and Issues / Language <none> - default type int?
« on: April 19, 2016, 02:53:22 pm »
Why if you set a class' technology to <none> is the default type for a type* "int" rather than the <none> technology's Integer?

As I type this I want to call it a type type or a type squared.

Bugs and Issues / Word hidden text
« on: April 11, 2016, 10:13:55 am »
Hi all, could someone try a little test for me.  In Microsoft Word have some text with the font effect setting "Hidden" checked.  Cut and paste the notes field of an element or package.

Does it actually paste?  Or does the cursor display at the end of a phantom something?

General Board / Import from XMI - BPMN
« on: March 24, 2016, 02:00:48 pm »
The help says

You can also import the *.emx and *.uml2 files generated by tools such as Rational Software Architect (RSA) and Rational Software Modeler (RSM), as well as BPMN 2.0 XML files,

Does  BPMN 2.0 XML files mean XPDL?

General Board / Build 1229 question
« on: March 17, 2016, 06:58:10 am »
Importing of Canonical XMI 2.1 now available:
- This version of XMI standardizes locations for information in a way that previous versions of Enterprise Architect couldn't import
- Allows importing of XMI distributed by a number of OMG specifications

Should this change allow me to start importing FIBO (  When I try the import dialog simply disappears with nothing imported.

General Board / View creation by RDF import
« on: March 15, 2016, 12:26:22 pm »
When you import a number of RDF files into a root node you appear to get one of every view type, until you have the whole set and from then on, simple views only.  This seems a fairly whimsical approach.

Does anyone from Sparx feel like commenting on this approach?

A caveat - you need to start with an empty repository.

General Board / AEOI / GATCA
« on: March 08, 2016, 11:42:28 am »
Given the vocal interest in FIBO is there anyone also working on AEOI (GATCA) that may want to share models?

Uml Process / class diagram - disjoint
« on: March 03, 2016, 08:05:13 am »
Is there an option on any of the standard class diagram connectors that creates the equivalent of an RDF disjoint?

General Board / UML types | Stereotypes
« on: February 01, 2016, 01:05:46 pm »
Is there a way of resetting the UML stereotypes to the defaults that EA ships with?

General Board / Heatmaps and keywords
« on: January 26, 2016, 08:33:26 am »
In the context of Heatmaps are keywords actually words that can be separated by a particular character (I'd expect a comma), or is it just a string?

The heatmap appears to see the element as one string rather than separating it into words.

Suggestions and Requests / Request:  PNG transparency support
« on: February 09, 2012, 08:55:36 am »
Is there any possibility that EA will support PNG transparency anytime soon?

One of the areas of resistance I face having more people within my group use EA is the perception that all of the diagrams produced are much uglier than Visio.  If for example I was able to use alternate images like the OSA icon library I would be able to get around this problem.

General Board / "Information flows realized' on assembly
« on: December 11, 2015, 09:51:15 am »
I just discovered the "information flow released" feature, but contrary to the doco I don't see anything displayed differently.  What should show where?

General Board / Documenting association classes.
« on: December 04, 2015, 02:42:34 pm »
For the sake of argument, we have a class called Airline and a class called AirlinePartnership.  We create an Association Class between them  which we call Airline_AirlinePartnership.

The Traceability view shows an association between Airline and AirlinePartnership.  It shows no relationship between Airline_AirlinePartnership and any other element.  A quick and ugly document template focusing on Elements | Connector also fails to reveal the Association Class.

The documentation says
An Association Class is a UML construct that enables an Association to have attributes and operations (features). This results in a hybrid relation with the characteristics of an Association and a Class.

However outside of the diagram all of these attributes and operations aren't reflected as part of the Association.

The diamond notation seems to have a further problem in that I end up with a three way association (not an Association Class) and the source and target of the association is broken because of the hop in the middle.

Am I missing something or is this a shortcoming in EA?

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