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Activity diagram
« on: March 22, 2006, 03:27:23 pm »

This might sound stupid, but I have learned that there are never stupid questions. I have to create around 10 different Activity diagrams with a lot of activities in it.

So here are the questions:

1) When I drag an activitiy into the diagram, it comes up with a standard shape, which is too big of how I want them, then I have to make it smaller every time. It happens every time with each activity I keep adding. Now I am comfortable with the size it has, lets say I add a new activity. What I have to do is to select the new big and the old ones (the size I want) and then select them all, right click and select same heighth and width and I get the size I want for the new one.
Is there a way to pre-select the size the of the activity, so it comes up every time with a pre-select size.

2) Each Activity, has notes and different tabs like: Require, Constraint, Scenearios which I am adding a lot of stuff in here. My question is:
How can I see all this either in EA without going into each activity and double click on it ; or export it into a Word doc to see all of this.

3) Example :I will be addding  2 activities. To add a first and last name in a screen. This activity will be to enter first and last name when adding a member. But when adding a spouse, the last name will be reused and pre-populated with member last name but the first name will be blank.


I added a Scenario in First Name:
Input for member
Blank for spouse

I added a Scenario in Last Name:
Input for member
show member last name, let overwrite

How can I expressed all this in an activity diagram
and then export it to word.

I have done this in document as a Business Analyst,  but I want to use EA on this project and have EA document the developers.

Hope some one give me a hand on this and thanks in advance. Sorry for the long message.

Best regards

Jose Zouain


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Re: Activity diagram
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2006, 03:28:48 am »
I'll try to give some answers:
1) This is not possible. When you drag an element out of the toolbox it has it's unchangeable default size. What you could do is: after dragging several element onto the diagram and when you're already finished (without resizing) make one element smaller, select all element, ctrl-click the small element twice (so it is the last one being selected) and then choose same size from the Element menu.
2) You have to place notes on the diagram connected to an element. Right click the connector and choose Link to element feature. This might be tedious and could be assisted by an addin (you will have to write).
3) no idea