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Bugs and Issues / Re: Generate Documentation - Images too small
« Last post by kaalen on July 20, 2018, 11:09:55 am »
I have the page setup for A4 size. Previously it was Letter size.
Also tried the "Divide Diagram into Multiple Pages" option but it makes no difference.

Here's a screenshot of the sizing issue

Anything else I can try?
General Board / Smart Placement Guides ... not working consistently?
« Last post by matthew.james on July 20, 2018, 10:11:09 am »
I'm assuming this setting under Alignment (Show smart placement guides) is the one that controls the 'magic blue lines' which indicate, while moving, when shapes are aligned.
I find this feature extremely useful, however I am confused as to why it is sometimes there and sometimes not ...

On a given diagram, with the same settings (specifically Show smart placement guides on, Smart Placement on) sometimes these lines appear and sometimes they don't.

With some pairs of elements I get nice blue guide lines even if the elements are quite a distant apart. With other pairs of elements I get nothing even if I bring them very close together.  In some cases it appears that the guide lines only work for elements of the same type, but in other cases even elements of the same type are ignored.  In some cases where two elements are 'guiding' together, those same elements won't 'guide' with others.

... ?
Bugs and Issues / EA14: Font sizes - random ... ?
« Last post by matthew.james on July 20, 2018, 09:42:04 am »
Perhaps I am missing something here, but normally (in other applications) if I set the fonts to be the same on two different objects then they are the same - and by the same I meant same font and same size.  But in Sparx there seems to be some other factor at play.

I can have two elements with the same font and font size yet they are visibly displayed with a different size.
Further to this I can 'check' the element's fonts in different places and it tells me different things - different sizes and / or font style

I thought I was going crazy but now I'm thinking this is a bug - unless someone can point out what I'm doing wrong ... ?

(can't figure out how to post an image to this post - where can I find out how that works ... ?)
Look at DDL Transformation built in to Sparx EA.
You can tweak the transformation if it doesn't suit you exact needs too.
How about EA's DDL script?

And (IIRC) there's an add-in called DBMode which is probably worth a look.

General Board / Re: Visio import: Element text invisible
« Last post by bholtzman on July 20, 2018, 04:39:15 am »

Thanks very much. Hope it's not something ridiculously stupid on my part...

Do you know any feature or plugin that allows, given a class model (classes with attributes and relationships), convert it to a database model of classes (classes stereotyped as <<table>> with columns and foreign keys)?

We don't have a ERD model, but a simple class model.
Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: UPDM: count the number of diagrams
« Last post by qwerty on July 19, 2018, 11:24:46 pm »
Nice name xD

Just create this SQL search:
Code: [Select]
select Diagram_Type, count(*)  from t_diagram group by Diagram_Type
General Board / Re: Changes in XSD export with EA 14?
« Last post by qwerty on July 19, 2018, 11:19:04 pm »
EA has build-in scripting capabilities for JScript (or how that Java stuff is called) and VB (or how this variant is ever called correctly). You can further use any programming language you like and talk to EA via its API. You can click through EA's help for an API reference or (shameless self plug) refer to my Scripting book.

What you'd do (and I did that for a customer) is to get the focused XSD root and traverse its connections down your own rules. You can evaluate tagged values at your wish. Since XSD has no defined mapping to UML you need to setup some rules for that anyway (there are a couple of papers about UML-XSD mapping out there). Further to exporting XSD I also wrote an importer that could synch with the previously imported model.

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / UPDM: count the number of diagrams
« Last post by EAaaarrggh on July 19, 2018, 11:15:51 pm »
My customer would like to know how many diagrams of each type exist in our UPDM model.

Is there a script I could run to calculate and display this automatically - even better, show the count history and diagram status?
Is there an attribute of a UPDM diagram which contains diagram type e.g. OV-2?
Being SQL-ignorant I'm struggling with this.

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