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Do not use the rectangle notation in Archimate Toolbox
« on: October 16, 2021, 12:42:26 am »
Hi!
When editing an ArchiMate diagram, all the elements in the Toolbox use the Rectangle Notation.

This makes the icons very small and not so convenient to distinguish.



There are few exceptions: for example, in "Archimate 3.1 / Application / Active Structure Concepts"  the Application Component is represented as an icon rather than using the Rectangle Notation.

I think that editing would be a bit more convenient if elements would be represented with Icons, instead of with Rectangle Notations

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Re: Do not use the rectangle notation in Archimate Toolbox
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2021, 11:17:40 pm »
Hi!
When editing an ArchiMate diagram, all the elements in the Toolbox use the Rectangle Notation.

This makes the icons very small and not so convenient to distinguish.



There are few exceptions: for example, in "Archimate 3.1 / Application / Active Structure Concepts"  the Application Component is represented as an icon rather than using the Rectangle Notation.

I think that editing would be a bit more convenient if elements would be represented with Icons, instead of with Rectangle Notations

I agree, using symbols rather than rectangles is clearer.

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Re: Do not use the rectangle notation in Archimate Toolbox
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2021, 11:58:21 pm »
There are octagons as well...

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Re: Do not use the rectangle notation in Archimate Toolbox
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2021, 06:24:31 pm »
@qwerty, I don't understand, was that a serious answer?

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Re: Do not use the rectangle notation in Archimate Toolbox
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2021, 08:17:06 pm »
Not 100%. Some of the "rectangles" are actually octagons. But basically the design for the icons is sub-optimal as you stated.

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