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General Board / Resizing ports
« on: August 20, 2007, 08:55:40 am »
Say I have a data port on a component and three interfaces are connected to the port. EA sizes the port so it is long enough to attach the interfaces, but no longer. I want the port element to be longer so the interfaces are farther apart. I can't find a way to resize the port; all I can do is move it (even though it exhibits the little resize-boxes selected).

Is there a way to resize the port rectangle?

General Board / Lining up labels
« on: August 20, 2007, 08:52:44 am »
Is there a way to select several elements (say three interfaces or three ports) and automatically line up the labels for the elements? I'm looking for a quick way to tidy up drawings. So far, I have to select and manually resize or move each label, which is tedious on a complex drawing.

General Board / Who uses EA for requirements management?
« on: May 18, 2007, 08:54:56 am »
Has anyone used EA to manage requirements on a project that has  several hundred requirements and several analysts? How well does the process work? I'm a fan of UML and EA, but I'm concerned that there is not strong enough support for trace matrices and data entry for it to be an advantageous tool for collecting and managing requirements (especially when some of the users won't have UML knowledge.)

BTW, we're working toward a CMMI ( level 3 in our organization.

I do like the idea of being able to relate requirements to the development phase of a project, which EA can do very well.

Thanks for any info, including lessons learned...


General Board / Assemblies and Interfaces - Can they be related?
« on: July 02, 2007, 09:29:20 am »
EA Version 6.5

I know how to create an interface and call it, say "Interface1". I can also create an exposed interface and give it the type "Interface1". I even know how to create an assembly (the neat ball/socket connector that shows how two components connect through interfaces).

What I can't figure out is how to create an assembly and give it the type "Interface1" so that it relates to an interface I defined in my model. All I know how to do is give the assembly a link name of "Interface1", which is not the same thing and does not tie the assembly to the interface I have defined.

How do I bond assemblies with interface definitions so they are tied together in the model?

General Board / EA's discussion forum - adding links
« on: June 19, 2007, 12:45:01 pm »
I tried EA's discussion forum (control-alt-U brings it up) feature. It has a tantalizing subscreen and a help message that  states one can "link EA elements to the discussion", but I can't figure out how to do that. I've dragged, dropped, and clicked to no avail. What's the secret?

EA version 6.5, Win XP.

General Board / "Link tab" for requirements
« on: June 15, 2007, 02:24:34 pm »
When I look at properties for a use case, it has a "link" tab. I can see the link to an external requirement.

When I look at the properties for that requirement, it does not have a "link" tab and I can't find any indication that it is referenced by a use case.

Is there a way to do that?



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