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Suggestions and Requests / APM (Application Portfolio Modeling)
« on: April 30, 2014, 09:01:49 pm »
I would like to use Sparx EA for APM. i.e. Application Portfolio Management.
If I can, how? If I can't,  I request APM be added as an enhancement.

General Board / Windows 10 Technical Preview to run Sparx EA 10
« on: March 06, 2015, 05:30:42 am »
     Will Sparx EA 10 run in Windows 10 Technical Preview?  The reason I ask is because I just installed the latest version of Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac (Version 10.1.4 build 28883) on a Macbook Pro running Yosemite with 8gig ram and 1TB SSD storage)
    Parallels now has a one-click install option to download and configure Windows 10 Technical Preview. I configured the Win10TP VM  to have 1 CPU, 4gig RAM, and a 96GB hard drive.

General Board / Is this Sparx book relevant for Sparx 10.10 ?
« on: April 10, 2014, 09:56:08 pm »
I am using Sparx 10.10 and am a newbie. There is a book on Amazon named:  "Project Management with UML and Enterprise Architect from Sparx Systems, Version 9.2 ".
   Would this be worthwhile, or is it not helpful because it uses Sparx 9.2.
I am looking for the simplest ways to get past beginner Sparx knowledge to improve my skills to be low intermediate.
   Also wondering if for learning purposes it's best to use my Sparx EA 10.10 or if it's better to download the beta of Sparx 11. Also wondering if Sparx 11 can co-existent on same Windows computer with Sparx 10.

Bugs and Issues / Adding Tagged Value of _Bezier to a Connector
« on: April 17, 2014, 09:41:50 pm »
I followed this passage in Peter Doomen's "Teach Yourself Enterprise Architect in 10 Days" and it worked.  But it's such a convoluted way to make a connector line bend, that I wonder if there is an easier way:
It is easy to make a connector curved. Open the connector properties by clicking it, then choose “Tagged Values” and add a tagged value called “_Bezier” with value 1.  A little square appears in the middle of the connector. Drag it to curve the line.

Bugs and Issues / EA 10 control_click not selecting multiple objects
« on: April 12, 2014, 03:07:46 am »
   When I am in a Sparx EA 10.10 diagram, holding down the CNTRL key and then left CLICK-ing the mouse on two or more diagram objects does not select multiple objects, it only selects the last object clicked.    Is there a Sparx setting required to make CNTRL_CLICK work as expected?

Bugs and Issues / syskeys.dat file being set to length of zero
« on: March 12, 2013, 04:37:43 am »
On Sparx EA 10  with increasing frequently, shared license file syskeys.dat is mysteriously becoming a file with a length of zero.  This locks out all users of shared license file syskeys.dat  until it is restored from a backup copy. says that each user of the the shared license file must be granted Read, Write, and Modify access to it.  That same link says there can be issues if the shared license file is on a RAID drive.  But the link does not mention any situation where the license file becomes a zero length file.  It used to happen only ocassionally, but lately it has been happening about once per week.  One time it happened two days in a row. Oddly but fortunately, each time it has happened there has been a syskeys.dat.BAK file in the same directory.  Something is making a backup and then making syskeys.dat empty.  I opened a ticket about this but have not received a reply yet. It's been a week.  Has anyone else encountered this? What is the solution?  This is happening on a Windows 2003 server SP2.

Uml Process / looking for UML to match resources/uml_datamodel.h
« on: April 22, 2014, 09:36:37 pm »
I am  reading and following along with the excellent "Database Modeling in UML" tutorial at
  The problem I am having is that I cannot find all the UML stereotypes used in the tutorial.
   For example, in the "Physical Model" section it says:
To represent a physical database in UML, use a stereotyped component
 However when I place a Component...Component from the Toolbox on a diagram, the dropdown list of Stereotypes in the Component's properties does not show a "Database" stereotype.
   Maybe there is an add-in I need to install to get support for Database modeling in UML?  I am using Sparx EA 10.0.1010 [Corporate Edition].

Uml Process / (newbie question) Can a diagram be auto-formatted
« on: August 27, 2013, 12:59:17 pm »
I spent the last hour watching the 3 minute video State Table Overview
   At the part where it shows how to switch between the State Table and the State Table Diagram,  the State Table Diagram in the video was  nicely formatted.  By contrast, when I did it the State Table Diagram was a mess visually.  I tried doing "Space Even Horizonally" and tried moving things around.  But it was still nothing like in the video.  Is there a "format the diagram" command?  I am using Sparx EA 10.07.

I am trying to run this VB code snippet from "Scripting Enterprise Architect" by Thomas Kilian. Am using MS Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop.  I have Sparx EA 10.10 running as a standalone application.  This compile-time error message occurs:  "Type 'EA.repository' is not defined".  How do I  connect the EA API to VS Express 2012 so that this code will compile cleanly?
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Module Module1

    Sub Main()
        Dim Repository As EA.repository
        EAapp = GetObject(, "EA.App")
        Repository = EAapp.repository
    End Sub

End Module

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