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Rich Anderson

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EA 14 - Problems with Archimate
« on: May 30, 2018, 10:19:58 am »
I'm getting some different (and very annoying) behaviours when modeling in Archimate with EA14 (Build 1421).   The diagram illustrates this pretty well when I'm trying to use the quick linker to create a simple composition association.   Look at this simple comparison between EA 13 and EA 14 on the same diagram in the same repository.   (!)

https://imgur.com/a/d9nWHxi

I've also had to turn the Strict Connector Syntax off in Preferences because it was preventing me from making perfectly legal composition associations between data objects.   

Something looks fundamentally broken with the way Archimate works in EA14.     :-[

Is anyone else seeing this or am I missing something?

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Re: EA 14 - Problems with Archimate
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 07:10:46 pm »

Well, Sparx has tinkered with this in build 1421

"ArchiMate quicklinker and connector validation updated:

    Missing inheritance relationships added to the metamodel
    Association no longer suggested as relationships to use when creating new elements (Similar to UML Dependencies)
    Serving Relationship updated to allow all behavioral and active structural elements at either end
    Relationships to and from grouping elements added
    Suppressed UML quicklinks including common ones for being shown for ArchiMate elements"

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Re: EA 14 - Problems with Archimate
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 06:42:26 am »
Thanks for letting me know.  There were some problems in previous builds, but it seems to be worse.   They should be fully regression testing this against v13, which does  a pretty good job of implementing the Archimate 3.0 rules.    These rules are well-documented and shouldn't be hard to test!
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Re: EA 14 - Problems with Archimate
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 06:42:50 am »
AND I will file a bug report.
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Re: EA 14 - Problems with Archimate
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 09:04:12 am »
Bug acknowledged by Sparx and they are planning to fix in an upcoming build.
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Re: EA 14 - Problems with Archimate
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2018, 07:34:01 pm »
Same problem seen here, but then with serving relationship between a technology service and an application component. Hoping for this fix, since now I have to draw using the toolbox.