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General Board / Re: Not printable <> not publishable
« on: October 19, 2018, 09:57:51 am »
However, V12 respects "Printable". So you're probably talking about the buggy V14?

I'm on 13.5.1351.  The only way I manged to get EA installed was to get local admin rights for a day.  I can't do that for every new release.  :-)

De-selecting printable stops it printing.  I just don't want it "printing" to the clipboard either.  There's quite a few elements that I want on a diagram that I don't want making it into a picture that goes into a document.  At the moment I have to do a lot of manual selecting and cut and pasting.

General Board / Not printable <> not publishable
« on: October 19, 2018, 08:48:21 am »
What's the design thinking behind something that has selectable and printable deselected being picked up by save to [file|clipboard]?  Printing is just a type of publishing.  Why is it treated differently than publishing the image to a file or to the clip board?

Bugs and Issues / Re: Printing out a big data model
« on: October 19, 2018, 07:52:13 am »
Not is NOT an EA issue, but I wanted to see how others had done it
Thanks for the tips...A1 and a trip to the local printer seems the best

You have to think of a PDF as basically being the postscript that would be sent to a printer.  It may contain a  vector image scaled to fit on an A4 page, but if tell the printer subsystem to scale it to a larger form size that image will be rastered.  You want the printer getting the vector image.

Bugs and Issues / Re: How to "Publish Diagram as Pattern"?
« on: October 18, 2018, 12:49:59 pm »
BTW: Fosters is essentially an export brand.  Just about nobody drinks Fosters in Oz.
I was writing for the audience.  I couldn't bring myself to write the name of the Very Bad beer.
Also, our 2nd Budgie Smuggling PM is now long gone, although he doesn't seem to realise it.
What have the CIA drowned another one?

Bugs and Issues / Re: How to "Publish Diagram as Pattern"?
« on: October 18, 2018, 07:31:44 am »
The REAL issue is none of these.

The real issue is that the local help is an MSI file.  In any large corporate a user can not install their own MSI, and about it's going to cost upwards of $400 for the ITSM vendor to take that MSI and put it into the software deployment system.

Where as if the EA client installed the local help into %appdata% it could check the currency of itself and update it as needed.

The Sparxians need to be stuck into a large corporate for a couple of weeks to learn the difficulties of working in large managed IT environments.  It's not all thongs, budgie smugglers and Fosters.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Printing out a big data model
« on: October 18, 2018, 07:25:31 am »
We have been working on a large enterprise logical data model in EA v14 and want to print the thing out and mount it on a wall so the wider business can review it
What is the best way of doing this? We have tried exporting into PDF etc. but have found in some cases, attributes have been missed off and it looks a bit fuzzy
Has anyone done a successful print out of a large model?

This isn't really an EA problem, it's a matter of how large a printer/plotter you have access to.  If you're using a PDF as an intermediary you need to set the page size of the PDF to the size of paper you are going to print to.

For example if you are going to go to a printery and have them print you an A1, make sure that you're creating your PDF as an A1 page size, not trying to scale up an A4 page size to A1.

Bugs and Issues / Re: How to "Publish Diagram as Pattern"?
« on: October 17, 2018, 02:34:36 pm »
If both HTML and local help would refer to a common git repository it would be possible to synch both. Just as an idea.

And what if your organisation blocks git access?

General Board / Re: EA just won't v14, v13, v12...
« on: October 15, 2018, 07:49:52 am »
Any ideas REALLY appreciated.

There used to be a Windows installer cleaner.  Now it isn't a download, it's web page which is much harder to find.  Windows Installer caches setup files and sometimes these get corrupted.

General Board / Re: Auto creation of a composition with ArchiMate
« on: October 15, 2018, 07:47:14 am »
Honestly never heard of anyone being silly enough to have one root process - that is just plain stupid. What would they call it anyway? "Just Do It"?

If you'd said "Let's do this" you would have achieved some extremely funny political satire quite inappropriate for a civil servant :-)

General Board / Re: Alternate images
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:35:13 am »
I keep meaning to make an image library from the OSA Icon set, but I never quite get the time.

General Board / Re: Alternate images
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:25:25 am »
Anyone knows how to import a batch of  nice symbols for alternate_picture??
I have just dragged a bunch from windows file explorer to an empty diagram, but I dont get the right name for each picture ;(

yeah it's a basic feature that has been around for ever

General Board / Re: Automatically create aggregation relationships?
« on: October 10, 2018, 07:37:43 am »
Alternatively, ears that have heard too many complaints already about changing anything like that.

You shouldn't go listening to qwerty :-)

General Board / Re: Alternate images
« on: October 10, 2018, 07:35:31 am »
It's an interesting idea but it would have to be with a known high quality set of images or your diagram would just end up looking like garbage.

Bugs and Issues / Re: EA repository performance on Oracle db
« on: October 09, 2018, 08:33:18 am »
Maybe time to realize that Sparx EA developers are still in the 1990 and developes old fashion Client-Server apps with bad SQL-queries. Most of other old apps architectures have evolved to modern apps, but not Sparx, still in retro Client-Server architecture.

I've had issues with Oracle with a host of other uses, so I think your comments are a little bit off.

Bugs and Issues / Re: EA repository performance on Oracle db
« on: October 09, 2018, 07:20:58 am »
As we are subject to strong constraints regarding the DBMS we can use, I hoped for another solution. Has anyone tried with Postgresql?

yes.  I've had both a bad experience and a good experience.

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