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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?

General Board / Finding where an InformationItem is conveyed?
« on: December 02, 2015, 08:27:17 am »
From an Information Flow you can "Find Items Conveyed", but from an InformationItem how do you find out if it is conveyed on an Information Flow?

The problem is I have created two of the same information items and I need to find where I have used them so I can remove one of them :-)

General Board / EA12.1 beta builds
« on: November 26, 2015, 02:56:49 pm »
Is there a change list between beta builds that we can read?

General Board / Object labels - maybe dumb question
« on: August 14, 2015, 09:31:52 am »
So Label Visibility shows top and bottom labels for the source, middle, and target of connectors.  The top label at each end has my enumeration in it (good), but what is displayed in the bottom label, and can is it something that i can edit and display?

General Board / enumeration - Languages
« on: August 14, 2015, 12:51:11 pm »
Has anyone created an enumeration of (human) languages they'd be willing to share?

General Board / ArchiMate® Model Exchange File Format
« on: August 12, 2015, 08:19:28 pm »
Has anyone successfully managed to import a model in ArchiMate® Model Exchange File Format into Sparx EA?  If so how?

General Board / Information item on Information flow
« on: July 28, 2014, 07:25:11 am »
When you create an information flow between two elements you can add information items to the flow.  Is there a way to return these information items in an RTF report?

I'm looking for a way to produce a list of required fire wall burns, and it would seem to be handy if I can create the port\protocols as information items and attach them in information flows between nodes and then report on them.

General Board / Standard project models
« on: May 16, 2014, 07:20:17 am »
Hi there, I was wondering if anyone had a standard project model that they cared to share that contains requirements, issues, stakeholders and the like.

I have a couple based on waterfall type projects, but I've been asked to help out in what is going to be more of an Agile project approach.

General Board / Hyper links to diagrams
« on: May 08, 2014, 10:43:06 am »
This could be dumb question :-)

If I create a hyperlink to a digram I get its containing package name as a prefix to it.  I'm fairly certain you used to be able to suppress this, but I can't remember how.

Is this possible or am I misremembering?

General Board / Importing OWL files made with Protege
« on: April 20, 2012, 01:30:36 pm »
Hi there, does anyone have any experience with importing OWL files made with Protege?  I want to have a look at this

General Board / Modelling attribute replication between systems
« on: June 27, 2013, 07:49:43 am »
Hi all,
        I want to create what is basically a visual map of user attribute replication between systems.

So for example I want to show a person's surname in Active Directory which has the LDAP attribute name of sn replicates into lastname in Cisco Call Manager.

So far I haven't found a way to associate attributes between classes or any other object that works well visually.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

General Board / This note is linked to an internal element feature
« on: June 16, 2011, 08:41:32 am »
Hi all.  I returned to update a hand draw diagram that I have Notes all over to discover that when I drop a Note from the common toolbox I get a message

"This note is linked to an internal element feature - it cannot be edited.  To adjust the note content, use the connector context menu linking this note to another object to set the feature currently linked to."

The problem is I want to continue adding floating notes, and I can't discover what I might have changed to create this behaviour.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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