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General Board / Re: A link between Word documents and EA?
« on: May 29, 2015, 07:56:12 am »
Typically I do this the other way around.

I maintain content in EA, and publish to Word, with a couple of mouse clicks via eaDocX. (an add-in)



General Board / Re: Minor "Bug" in V1214
« on: May 27, 2015, 04:29:34 pm »
For future reference...

Is there someway to attach a file (image)? The options above this text box only seem to insert tags and I'm not sure what to do with that.

Slightly counter-intuitive...

You need to place your image on a publicly accessible image-hosting website, and then paste the link in the image tag in this forum.

Choose your hosting site with care. Sites that host pornography are often banned by default in many workplaces, so users of the forum would not be able to see your image.

General Board / Re: Dashed Line Styles on a Diagram Legend
« on: May 21, 2015, 04:41:36 pm »

I'm creating a legend for a BPMN diagram model.

How do I, in the legend, explain the difference between the Sequence Flow and the Message Flow.

HINT: Message Flow is depicted with a dotted line, and different arrow heads.

How do I select/depict these things in the Diagram Legend?


General Board / Re: How to extend a use case from the Scenario Bui
« on: May 06, 2015, 08:47:21 am »
I'm in agreement with the above concept regarding BPMN and then a jump to Use Cases.

To be specific, where you have an Actor (Participant, Swimlane) interacting with a System Actor (Participant, Swimlane) to achieve a particular business outcome/goal, then you have likely identified a potential Use Case.

At the lowest level of BPMN diagrams, you may have many interactions between users and systems which take place in a single Use Case but this is just because your BPMN diagram is showing things from a different view.

Having said all that. I try to rarely use include and extend relationships between Use Cases. They add complexity for the users.

Looking at my earlier example...

A pre-condition of "The Actor must be logged in to the system" takes care of relationships between the "Log on for Duty" Use Case, and the other Use Cases which require a logged in user.

General Board / Re: How to extend a use case from the Scenario Bui
« on: May 05, 2015, 10:47:09 am »
I'm going to chime in here.

One of my systems has a use case "Log in".

This is because the application delivers different functionality to logged in and non-logged in users.

It is also because, in this case, the login function is technically very complex, managing various states of users (connecting to multiple things on the back end, by a complex set of networks), joining and leaving patrols.

From memory, the complexities of log in were such, that it took the team considerable amount of time to get it working. (i.e. weeks).

Some of the other use cases have a PRE-CONDITION of log in, and others do not.


General Board / Re: EA v12 (BETA) feedback
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:02:39 am »
Back in the day...

(I'm showing my age here.)

That was called tab-index order.

Ideally you should be able to navigate the whole screen by tabbing from one field to the next, from left to right, from top to bottom.

By default, fields would gain a tab index number in the order that the fields were placed on screen by the developer, and it's a final task, to set them all to appropriate values.


General Board / Re: EA v12 (BETA) feedback
« on: November 11, 2014, 10:24:26 am »
Another thing to check is:

View, Perspectives, Menu Sets...

Just in case it's turned off in there.

General Board / Re: EA v12 (BETA) feedback
« on: November 11, 2014, 10:22:07 am »
Random question...

Do you have a project open?

I just noticed that it's greyed out if there is no project open.

General Board / Re: EA v12 (BETA) feedback
« on: November 11, 2014, 09:55:33 am »
Is it licence specific?

I can see it (and start it up) from there (Business and Software Engineering Edition)


General Board / Re: EA v12 (BETA) feedback
« on: November 10, 2014, 10:19:44 am »
Only thing I've bumped into so far is a possible glitch when importing an XML Schema (XSD) file.

Sparx are investigating it to see what's going on.

It will confuse my users when they see me using the new interface.

(That's probably a good thing, keep 'em on their toes...)

General Board / Re: Can't re-connect keystore manager to keystore
« on: January 30, 2014, 04:09:05 pm »
It may be that your users don't have permission to modify the contents of the directory that contains the keystore file.

(Or the file itself).


General Board / Re: Folder with red lower right corner
« on: January 13, 2015, 09:50:24 am »

General Board / Re: Folder with red lower right corner
« on: January 13, 2015, 09:29:58 am »
I think we're talking at cross purposes here Roy.

Perhaps that WRONG image in the online help, could be deleted, and the RIGHT image could be put in it's place?

I'm on the 12.0.1202 and that WRONG image is in my embedded help.

The NAME of the image is correct, but the image itself is wrong.


General Board / Re: Folder with red lower right corner
« on: January 13, 2015, 08:35:10 am »

The code looks correct, but the image (online and in the embedded help) is not correct.

See here for example, this is the image named "namespacerooticon.png":

Which looks like this:

General Board / Re: Folder with red lower right corner
« on: January 12, 2015, 03:12:30 pm »
OK. The PADLOCK icon is the common element in the help text.

And the red decoration is namespace root, despite the odd icon in the help.

This is the current icon from the help, expanded:

So the class model is always the namespace root?

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