Enterprise Architect 9 *Beta 3

Sparx Systems is proud to announce the beta release of Enterprise Architect 9. This milestone release of Enterprise Architect is the biggest release yet with hundreds of features to help you work smarter. Check out the release notes for more details.

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The Enterprise Experience

A suite of new and expanded tools to help keep your team and your project on track and on budget. A Project Calendar to track events, milestones and resource allocations, Gantt charts to track allocated resources against elements; and the new Personal Information manager to exchange "model mail" and manage your allocated work. Add to this the Gap Analysis matrix and an all new Whiteboard technology, plus many more team focused enhancements!

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The Learning Experience

An all new Learning Center focused on delivering in-place advice on getting the job done in Enterprise Architect. It is coupled with a significantly expanded Example Model with many real-world examples to get you familiar with vital concepts and capabilities quickly and painlessly.

New usability tweaks, restructured menus and faster ways of building great models; take advantage of the real power within Enterprise Architect 9.

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Hand drawn style

The Modeling Experience

Hand Drawn mode lets you work in a less rigorous and more conceptual mental frame. Simulates hand drawn diagrams to help let your imagination run free. Expanded diagram filters support, new easy to use orthogonal line styles, line jogs over intersecting line points, a great new Win32 UI technology and a host of other modeling tools make this a truly remarkable release - focused on delivering quality results!

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New Modeling Languages

  • BPMN 2.0 including Conversation, Collaboration and Choreography diagrams
  • BPEL 2.0 generation from BPMN 2.0 models
  • SOMF 2.1 profile for cloud computing
  • SysML 1.2
  • Win32 UI Technology
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Test Sets

New Analysis and Testing Tools

All new Test Points and Test Cuts - support xUnit like behavior layered on top of existing code. Record test sets from executing code and define your own invariants and pre-conditions and post-conditions. Model Simulation of behavioral diagrams - walk through your diagram from the model simulator! Lots of updates and enhancements to the visual execution analyzer - debugging tools, recording and profiling.

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New Productivity Tools

Many enhancements to the version control capabilities, XMI round-trip, support for ECore (EMF) and other platforms. Additional cross package dependency checking when managing large distributed projects under version control. Lots of updates for C++, C#, Java, VB.Net. New Document Template editor to streamline the process of creating report templates.

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Release Notes for Enterprise Architect 9 - Beta 3

Warning: This is a BETA release. As such these notes may be incomplete and are subject to change without notice.

Note: Changes introduced in [Beta 2] and [Beta 3] are marked at the end of each affected line.

  • Learning Center - a new way of understanding and using Enterprise Architect
    • Hundreds of straight forward guides on using Enterprise Architect
    • Accessible through the View/Learning Center main menu
    • Close to 20 different categories
    • Step by step instructions on doing real work within your model
    • Links to numerous examples in a restructured Example model
    • Links to commonly used Windows and tasks
    • Links to relevant Help topics
    • The most detailed guide yet to using the full range of Enterprise Architect's features and capabilities
    • Numerous source code examples which can be linked to the example model
    • Hundreds of walk-throughs and getting started guides to help you maximize your Enterprise Architect experience
  • Restructured Help file and Example model
    • Help file has been considerably restructured
    • Help file is more focused on in place reference material
    • Example model has been restructured and is being expanded with more examples
    • The Learning Center guides, the Help file and the Example model together provide a detailed and unique learning platform
  • Team and Project Development
    • Gantt chart - manage task allocations, current and future work
      • Available from View/Task Allocations main menu
      • Visual representation of people allocated to tasks
      • Standard Gantt chart format
      • Add and manage tasks from the Task Allocations view
      • Task Notes and History linked to standard Notes window for read only display of current item
      • Send message to Task owner via Model mail facility
      • Linked to Project Management/Resource Allocation docked window for easy data entry and modification
    • Project Calendar - manage time, resources, events and schedules
      • Available from View/Project Calendar main menu
      • Detailed support for managing project events, tasking, milestones etcover time
      • Calendar support on a per model basis
      • Track and schedule major project events and milestones
      • Track and manage resources (people) available
      • Track and view resource allocations (tasking) for individual developers/modelers
      • Track and view project level tasks
    • Personal Information Window - manage personal workflow and responsibilities within a Project
      • Model Mail allows sending and receiving mail style notifications within a model
        • Embed links to Team Review items, Diagrams and other information within Mail messages
        • Send to multiple team members and mail groups
        • New Mail notifications enabled on opening a Project
      • Task Allocations tab allows viewing and editing all currently allocated work for the current user
      • Project Tasks tab allows viewing all Project level tasks owned by the current user
      • Workflow tab provides access to any Workflow searches related to the current user
      • Working sets tab allows storage and instant retrieval of sets of Diagrams and other model views
        • Configure sets based on different work allocations
        • Instantly load multiple diagrams to quickly get back up to speed in a particular model domain
        • Manage sets
      • Sent items tab allows viewing of Model mail sent
  • Version control and XMI round tripping
    • Version Control support now includes checkout of a prior revision
      • Allows editing and checking in or previous versions
    • Version Control support now allows checking in a model branch while keeping the packages checked out
    • XMI export updated to round trip cross package relationships to elements not in the current model
      • Detect references to other packages contained in previous XMI
      • Allows updates to shared models when not everyone has access to all referenced packages
  • Modeling support
    • SysML 1.2 support
      • Support for the SysML 1.2 specification
    • BPMN 2
      • Support for the BPMN 2.0 modeling notation
      • Choreography, Collaboration and Conversation diagrams introduced
    • BPEL 2 generation
      • BPEL generation upgraded to support BPMN 2.0 processes
    • SOMF 2.1
      • Support for the SOMF 2.1 modeling notation
      • Conceptual, Cloud Computing and Reference Architecture diagrams introduced
    • User Interface/win32
      • Improved look and feel for user interface diagrams
      • User interface diagrams use Windows calls to display dialogs and controls
      • Scripts for import and export of dialogs from .RC files
    • Gap Analysis matrix
    • Risk, Task, Image objects
      • Risk element introduced to assist in modeling of risk management
      • Task element introduced to assist in modeling of resource allocation
      • Image element introduced to make it easier to drop bitmap and metafile images onto diagrams
    • Whiteboard technology
      • A selection of shapes and lines to allow creation of free-form drawings on whiteboard and hand-drawn diagrams
    • Package Browser/Element List can now display tagged values
    • Package Browser/Element List uses diagram filters
    • Structured scenarios allow listing of objects used under uses field
    • Shape scripts extended with method to render part of a connector shape script in fixed size
    • Ports have isConjugated custom property added, as required by UML 2.3 [Beta 2]
    • Added pop-up menu for specifying the subtype for BPMN elements on creation [Beta 2]
      • This option can be set in a user profile by setting _subtypeProperty on the meta-class
    • Added Diagram profile option 'UMLPatternSilent' for applying a pattern without showing the 'Add Pattern' dialog [Beta 2]
    • Activity Partition in a profile can default to horizontal or vertical by setting the IsVertical property on the meta-class [Beta 2]
    • Default line style for connectors can be set using the _lineStyle property on the meta-class [Beta 2]
    • New quick keys for automatically applying or creating a profile item when dragging onto an existing element [Beta 2]
      • Hold Control to apply the stereotype or Shift to create a new element with that stereotype
    • Added support for profiles specifying groups for tagged values in the tagged values window [Beta 3]
  • Diagramming
    • Hand drawn mode
      • A new way of showing diagrams in a more "relaxed" notational style
      • Emulates the types of drawing usually done on whiteboards and on paper
      • Less "architectural" and more conceptual in nature
      • Easy to turn on and off on a per diagram basis
      • Helps to convey an "unfinished" and "experimental" look and feel when doing ad hoc and "what if" style modeling
    • Whiteboard mode using combination of Hand Drawn mode and custom shape technology
    • Line Crossings
      • Support for showing small line jumps when two lines cross
    • Hide Connector Stereotypes
    • Diagram Filters for connectors
      • Support for suppressing and modifying appearance of connectors using Diagram Filters
    • Option to use fully qualified element names in diagrams
    • Visual Changing of z-order
      • Ability to change Z-Order using a convenient pop-up dialog
      • Diagram displays Z-Order number for each current element
      • Move elements up and down in the Z-Order list
      • Essential for working with Win32 style User Interface technology as the Z-Order links to Tab order
    • Rectangular notation for actions
    • Orthogonal line style for connectors
      • Support for easy to manipulate orthogonal lines
      • All line segments constrained to vertical or horizontal
      • Auto insertion and removal of way points as required during manipulation
      • Use standard square or optional rounded corners
      • Use from shape scripts and technologies - for example the BPMN Technology
      • Also support for dual line orthogonal as used in BPMN technology
    • Save diagrams directly to a PDF document
    • Connector rendering improvements [Beta 2]
      • Tree style connectors will show all shape scripts and labels on the non-shared segment
      • Auto-routed connectors in a straight line will render shape scripts correctly
      • Connector labels will no longer draw the color of hidden swimlanes
  • User Interface
    • Updated properties dialogs for Elements, connectors, attributes and operations
      • Significant restructuring of major properties windows
      • Uses an easy to navigate tree style format
      • Improved general layout and usage of individual property sheets
      • Tagged values now divided into separate pages for different named technologies
        • Properties implemented in Profiles as tagged values now appear on separate page
        • Technologies such as BPMN now have their own "properties" page based on the tagged values for an element
      • Significant improvements to the handling of Operations and Operation parameters
    • Updated properties window for Analyzer scripts
      • Streamlined handling of different target languages
      • Added ability to configure scripts as single process execution or batch processes
      • Added Simulation support
    • Ability to hide the Start Page (click x button top right of main area) - drop menu to re-show as desired
    • Ability to Re-Order open diagram tabs as desired
    • Ability to close open diagrams (tabs) using the middle mouse button (if available)
    • Major restructuring of the main menu to better reflect functional areas
      • Addition of Analyzer main menu section for Execution Analysis tools
      • Some items moved to Tools menu
      • New items in View menu
    • Menu shortcuts (egCtrl + N) now visually aligned within menu area
    • Relationship Matrix supports the use of a Model Search to populate either axis [Beta 2]
    • New Traceability and Model Navigation Tools
      • Find Conveyed Information for an Information Flow in the Project Browser
      • Find Association Class for an Association in the Project Browser
      • Find Triggers for a Transition in Project Browser
      • Find Operation usage on Sequence Diagrams and Activity diagrams [Beta 2]
      • Find Signal usage on Sequence Diagrams [Beta 2]
    • New Visual Styles and improvements to pre-existing styles
    • XMI export/import divided into two new dialogs:
      • Round trip (XMI import/export) dialog to handle full round trip export/import
      • Model Publisher dialog to allow export for specific tools and tool suites and other uses
      • Both now available under the Project main menu
    • New and/or major updated windows
      • Execution Analyzer window
      • Simulation window
      • Test point window
      • Learning center
      • Gap Analysis matrix window
      • Document template designer window
      • Calendar
      • Task allocations (Gantt chart)
      • Personal Information (model mail etc) window
    • New and/or updated toolbars
      • Workspace toolbar shortened
    • Diagram Toolbar moved from a floating position to appear automatically inside a Diagram [Beta 2]
    • Patterns have been added to many toolboxes to give a quick start for using that model type [Beta 2]
    • Auto Name Counter support added for the following diagram types: Package, Object, Composite, Timing and Interaction [Beta 2]
  • Reporting
    • Added ability to generate HTML from Model and Master documents
    • Document Template Designer
      • New template designer to facilitate the creation and testing of document (report) templates
      • Available from Settings/Document Template Designer main menu
      • Quick access to all available templates for editing and copying
      • Create new templates
      • Quickly generate and view reports from the current edited template
      • Set document generate options associated with template
      • Speed development and quality of RTF reports
    • Added support for including a relationship matrix in documents
    • Element Documentation improved with the following new sections added:
      • Inherited Attributes - Document the attributes of this Element and those from Elements that it Generalizes
      • Inherited Methods - Document the methods of this Element and those from Elements that it Generalizes
      • Classifier Instances - Document the Objects that are an Instance of this Element
    • Structured Scenario documentation improved with the following new fields
      • Join field in Scenario Exception section
      • Type field in Structured Scenario section
    • Package exclude option now supported for HTML reports (Was previously only supported for RTF reports)
    • Connector documentation in HTML improved with the following section changes
      • 'Link Item' section renamed to 'Link (association) Item'
      • New sections 'Link (flow)' and 'Link (flow) Item' added
      • New sections 'Link (other)' and 'Link (other) Item' added
      • New fragments supported in all link item sections#DIRECTION#, #ELEMNAME# and #LINKREF#
    • Object documentation in HTML improved with the following new fragments in the 'Body - Object' template
      • #PRIORITY# - Object Priority
      • #DIFF# - Object Difficulty
      • #LANGUAGE# - Code Generation Language
      • #DIAGRAMS# - Lists all diagrams in which the Element appears
    • Added Default field to the element section to support property elements Initial value
    • Resource Documents extended to support specifying any single element to report
    • Generate directly to a PDF document using the same templates
    • New scriptable interface to report generation added
      • Add individual elements and features to documentation
      • Use different templates as needed for any part of the documentation
      • Include linked documents
      • Include Team Review posts
      • Include Diagram images
  • Automation
    • Added support for Third Party Add-In licensing using EA's key system
      • Allows your users a single place to enter keys
      • Add-Ins are called to validate any available keys
      • Enterprise Architect manages the availability of the key
    • Added support for loading Add-Ins from the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE section of the registry
    • New interface (IDocumentGenerator) added to support tight integration into RTF documentation
    • New functions added
      • Project.ProjectTransfer - Transfer of a repository into a new .eap file
      • Project.GeneratePackageDDL - Generate DDL for package
      • Project.GenerateElementDDL - Generate DDL for an Element
      • Repository.SynchProfile - Synchronization of tagged values and constraints of a profile stereotype
      • Element.CreateAssociationClass - Function to join an Association and a Class into an Association Class
      • Element.UnlinkFromAssociation - Function to split an Association Class into an Association and a Class
      • Element.IsAssociationClass - Function determine if a Class is part of an Association Class
      • Package.VersionControlCheckInEx added to allow control of package cross references [Beta 2]
      • Project.Migrate - Migrate specific elements from one profile to another. Supports BPMN 1.1 to BPMN 2.0 and SysML 1.1 to SysML 1.2 [Beta 3]
    • New Properties added
      • Element.IsComposite - Read/Write property for handling of composite objects
      • Element.AssociationClassConnectorID - Read-only property to get connector ID
      • Repository.ProjectRoles - Allows access to 'Project Roles'
    • Added read-only FQName property to each tagged value type to allow retrieving source profile information
      • Supported Classes are: TaggedValue, AttributeTag, MethodTag, ConnectorTag, RoleTag and ParamTag
    • New broadcast events added to allow control over the Project Glossary
      • EA_OnPreDeleteGlossaryTerm - Allows an add-in to prevent a glossary term from being deleted
      • EA_OnPreNewGlossaryTerm - Allows an add-in to prevent a glossary term from being added
      • EA_OnPostNewGlossaryTerm - Allows an add-in to post process a newly added glossary term
    • Scripting support extended with new Diagram group type
      • Scripts in this group are shown in the context menu for diagrams
    • Scripting support extended with Session.Input method to allow all scripts a reliable method for getting user input
  • Execution Analysis
    • Testpoints facility providing programming-by-contract real-time execution analysis
      • Similar testing style to xUnit testing but applied on top of executing code
      • Does not require writing or compiling additional testing code
      • Write, apply and test invariants for evaluation during test runs
      • Configure constraints to test on method entry (pre)
      • Configure constraints to test on method exit (post)
      • Configure trace statements and trace log levels to capture run-time information
      • Log results on run
      • View results in real-time as program executes
      • Addition of Test Case, Test Cut, Test Suite and Test diagrams
      • Test Cuts define subsets of class methods
      • Test Suites and Test Cases aggregate Test Cuts
      • Run tests at any level - a Cut, A Case or a Suite
      • New Test Points window to configure and view contents of Test Cuts etc
      • Automatically record and generate Test Domain diagrams from Recorded execution (same as for Sequence diagrams)
      • Use the auto-generated Test Cuts to select and configure Test points within your application
      • Examples provided in the Learning Center and in the example model
    • Array, Element and Expression inspection in Debugging
    • Conditional Breakpoints and Trace points
    • Added custom debugger capability [Beta 3]
    • Added debugger for PHP scripts run using php.exe on the current machine [Beta 3]
      • Requires installation of xdebug extension
      • A patch release for server debugging is expected within a few days
    • Model Simulator linked in with execution analyzer
      • Simulate Activity diagrams
      • Simulate Interaction diagrams
      • Simulate State Models
    • Learning Center Documentation and Software Examples demonstrating:
      • How to configure the Model for Analyzer Scripts for Build,Debug,Test and other tasks
      • How to debug Java, Microsoft .NET and Native C++ programs using Analyzer Scripts
      • How to record sequence diagrams for the above platforms
      • How to use incorporate State Transitions into a sequence diagram (C++)
      • How to use the Testpoint facility for the above platforms
  • Code Engineering
    • Modeling of Generics/Templates improved for C#, C++, Java and VB.Net
      • Templated Interfaces now supported
      • Template Parameter Bindings can now be set on Generalizations, Realizations, Associations and the new Template Binding connector
      • Template Parameter Bindings set on connectors now displayed on diagrams
      • Template Parameter Bindings and defaults now linked to types existing in the model by GUID
      • Reverse Engineering of Associations from Attributes with instantiated template type added
      • Association created to either collection or argument depending on which is in the model
      • Additional option added to ensure specific classes are always treated as collections during reverse engineering
    • Updates for reverse engineering and code templates to support latest versions of languages
      • C# 4.0
      • VB.Net 10
      • PHP 5.3
    • Project Browser now allows import of selected files in Package Context menu
      • No diagram is required
      • More flexible than importing a source directory
      • Namespaces are imported as Packages
    • Live Code Generation is now available from the context menu of a Package in the Project Browser [Beta 2]
  • Diagrams
    • New Diagram options added that allow:
      • Diagrams to look like were hand drawn
      • All background and fill colors to be omitted
      • Connector stereotypes to be hidden
      • Attributes or Operations linked to by a Connector on the diagram to be visible regardless of other visibility options
      • Full Namespace Paths to be displayed below Elements from other packages
    • Diagram Filters can now be created for connectors
    • New Navigation Features for finding Elements related to selected connector added to context menu
      • Find Items Conveyed by an Information Flow
      • Find Triggers of a Transition
      • Find Class part of an Association Class
    • Inplace-Editor modified to improve positions of attributes and operations when inserting and changing names
    • Inplace-Editor 'Goto Definition...' command modified for operations to determine if a parameter or operation classifier is wanted instead of requiring selection
    • Inplace-Editor support added for Class Parents
    • Inplace-Editor now supports pressing Tab to move between portions of the attribute or operation signature
    • Inplace-Editor now supports auto-complete for attribute and operation classifiers
    • Inplace-Editor improved to handle adding a new name to a Boundary object
    • Classifier path display on child diagrams now updated after a name change when model isn't fully loaded
    • Copy Diagram including all Elements will now copy Linked Features to the new Connectors
    • Label Position for Object Nodes on Process Elements with a large font improved
    • Unsaved line styles will now be preserved when adding or deleting a new Connector using the Inheritance dialog
    • Existing elements added to a diagram, with no source diagram specified, will use the default appearance for that element type
    • Checks for Diagrams modified by other users improved for MySQL repositories
    • Undo of Element deletion from a modified to prevent error on PostgreSQL repositories
    • Tree Style connector rendering improved to prevent overdraw of arrowheads when renders are smoothing lines
    • Hyperlink Elements to sql and ddl files will now open in internal EA editor
    • Link Note to Element Feature displays 'Simple Scenarios' in the same order as the dialog
    • Quicklink from Use Case to Actor no longer creates a directed association
    • Rectangle Notation now available for Action Elements and Actors on Sequence Diagrams
    • Creation of Elements by dropping text onto a Diagram improved
      • Now supports text and note elements, by setting the Notes field instead of the name
      • Multi-line text will set the name to the first line, and notes to anything following that
      • Opening properties dialog before reload will now show the correct name
    • Element gradients modified
      • Target color used improved for most background colors
      • Gradient direction now defaults to 'Right to Left'
    • Drawing of Boundary Elements improved
      • Border Width can now be set either in Default Style or using the toolbar provided for Local Style
      • Space is always left for the name, even if the Boundary doesn't have a name
      • Alias will now be displayed instead of the name if an alias exists and diagram is set to show alias
    • Actors showing notes that fit within the width of the actor will no longer be clipped when saving or copying images
    • Object Run-State will now be drawn in a compartment as shown in the UML specification
    • Nested Elements showing a qualified name including all parents on the diagram will now be updated when their name changes
    • Printing improved when called after a print preview that was zoomed in as far as it would go
      • Element icons will now be displayed
      • Line widths will now look more like on screen
    • Printing of Diagram Legends will now preserve the color and width of line types in legend
    • Note links can be set to draw as bezier curves
    • Quicklink can be dragged from a Note or Constraint to any kind of connector
    • New Text elements are now wider by default
    • Diagram deletion modified to prevent error on Sybase repositories
    • Assembly connectors display text labels
    • Diagrams showing package contents can now show or hide elements using language specific scopes using the option for Package visibility [Beta 2]
    • Diagram notes linked to element tagged values modified to improve display of RefGUID and RefGUIDList tagged value types [Beta 2]
    • Boundaries with rounded corners will now be drawn consistently for all rendering modes [Beta 2]
    • In-place edit on diagrams with a zoom applied will now ensure the editor is visible [Beta 2]
  • Automation Interface and Add-In Support
    • New interface (IDocumentGenerator) added to support tight integration into RTF documentation
    • Added support for loading Add-Ins from the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE section of the registry
    • Added support for Third Party Add-In licensing using EA's key system
    • New functions added
      • Project.ProjectTransfer - Transfer of a repository into a new .eap file
      • Project.GeneratePackageDDL - Generate DDL for package
      • Project.GenerateElementDDL - Generate DDL for an Element
    • Added helpers to Elements for information that was previously difficult to access
      • Element.IsComposite - Read/Write property for handling of composite objects
      • Element.AssociationClassConnectorID - Read-only property to get connector ID
      • Element.CreateAssociationClass - Function to join an Association and a Class into an Association Class
      • Element.UnlinkFromAssociation - Function to split an Association Class into an Association and a Class
      • Element.IsAssociationClass - Function determine if a Class is part of an Association Class
    • Added read-only FQName property to each tagged value type to allow retrieving source profile information
      • Supported Classes are: TaggedValue, AttributeTag, MethodTag, ConnectorTag, RoleTag and ParamTag
    • Added function for synchronization of tagged values and constraints of a profile stereotype(Repository.SynchProfile)
    • Package creation updated to ensure that automation object receives the same GUID as is saved to the database
    • Transformation functions extended use ExtraOptions parameter to control generation of child packages (Project.TransformPackage only) and code generation on result
    • New collection added Repository.ProjectRoles Allows access to 'Project Roles'
    • New broadcast events added to allow control over the Project Glossary
      • EA_OnPreDeleteGlossaryTerm - Allows an add-in to prevent a glossary term from being deleted
      • EA_OnPreNewGlossaryTerm - Allows an add-in to prevent a glossary term from being added
      • EA_OnPostNewGlossaryTerm - Allows an add-in to post process a newly added glossary term
    • Repository.GetDiagramByGUID updated to return Diagram object instead of general dispatch object
    • Broadcast EA_OnContextItemDoubleClicked otParameter is set correctly when double clicking Port element labels
    • Element.Attributes and Element.Methods are now sorted by Position then Name
    • Element.Elements.AddNew() improved to handle Load on Demand (Lazy Load)
    • Add-Ins menu will no longer duplicate items when opened during menu customization [Beta 2]
    • Broadcast event EA_OnPostNewElement will now be called before a properties dialog is displayed for all elements [Beta 2]
    • Broadcast event EA_OnContextItemDoubleClicked now sends diagram information if clicking on diagram after having an element selected [Beta 3]
    • Attribute.StyleEx can now be set for attributes retrieved using Repository get attribute functions [Beta 3]
    • Realization connectors created or having their type changed will now be saved consistent with the user interface [Beta 3]
    • Package.VersionControlCheckinEx now keeps the appropriate CRC value depending on success or failure [Beta 3]
    • Add-Ins returning a separator as first entry will now skip the separator and include the entries after it [Beta 3]
  • Scripting
    • Scripting error messages updated to correct script and line number where scripts are being included within others
    • Workflow Script timeout increased significantly to prevent issues where workflow is not completely loaded
    • Javascript engine updated to correct errors some users were experiencing when ending a Javascript session
    • Scripting window toolbar now allows different types of Script Groups to be created from the New Group button
    • 'Diagram' Script Group introducedDiagram scripts are accessible from the Diagram context menu
    • The Scripting window now sorts Script Groups and Script items alphabetically
  • Visual Execution Analyzer
    • Simulation support added for UML Activity, Interaction and State Machine models
    • Application Profiler extended with new report showing list of highest cost functions in addition to the call stack view
    • Application Profiler Time format changed to 'HH:MM:SS.ms'
    • Native Debugger improved:
      • Improved handling of changes to PDB files, including when compiling with incremental linking
      • More accurate behavior for Step In and Step Over commands
      • Switching between Marker Sets while debugging improved
    • Marker Set storage changed to increase number of markers that can be stored.
    • Call Stack Navigation improved when swapping between different levels
    • Call Stack Navigation now allowed after exception during an auto-record session
    • Breakpoint support improved to prevent issues that caused an effective limit of 255 breakpoints during a session
    • Delete All Breakpoints command modified to display confirmation message before deleting
    • Sequence Diagram Generation improved to save the arguments to methods with the calls
    • Exception Handling improved to report the correct type of exception being handled
    • Recording Threshold option removed from Package Scripts Option is available globally from Breakpoints window
    • Canceling a build process now terminates any descendant processes in addition to the process itself
  • RTF Reporting
    • New automation access into RTF reporting provide greater control than ever before over your generated documentation
    • Element Documentation improved with the following new sections added:
      • Inherited Attributes - Document the attributes of this Element and those from Elements that it Generalizes
      • Inherited Methods - Document the methods of this Element and those from Elements that it Generalizes
      • Classifier Instances - Document the Objects that are an Instance of this Element
    • Structured Scenario documentation improved with the following new fields
      • Join field in Scenario Exception section
      • Type field in Structured Scenario section
    • Added Default field to the element section to support property elements Initial value
    • Resource Documents now support specifying a single element report
    • Table generation improved so that heading rows will be generated when first item in table is filtered out
    • Child Package documentation will now increase heading levels appropriately
    • Generation of Element Diagram sections will now handle multiple child diagrams
    • Heading and List levels for child package documentation will now increase appropriately
    • Model Documents and Master Documents containing a Package Element section will now substitute the section
    • Bulleted and Numbered lists from notes now be generated with the paragraph spacing specified by the template
    • Note generation updated to ensure ampersand generated correctly for all notes
    • Field Replacement during report generation modified to allow for a field being the last text in a document
    • Don't honor the Auto size for table columns when importing from a word document
    • The TOC is updated correctly when importing and saving documents
    • Improved the displaying of images when printing to a PDF printer
    • ValueOf fields will attempt to resolve to a value for Tagged Values that are references
    • Heading lines are no longer double processed if they warp after the the first style is applied
    • Default to Bitmap images when generating RTF documentation under Linux
    • Correct Paragraph styles when "Optimize for Open Office" was unchecked
    • Stopping writing to the database when the generate dialog was closed
    • The TOC is no longer removed when saving a document that has no headings
    • Don't document elements twice when both the "Element" and "Diagram Element" are enabled
    • Correct update the template title after a "Save As"
    • Changed Element Tests to be sorted by Test Type then Name when generating RTF Report
    • Attribute constraints, Attribute Tagged Values now sort by Name
    • Connector constraints, Connector Tagged Values now sort by Name
    • Option to exclude note-less connectors from documentation added to templates and documentation dialog [Beta 2]
    • Documentation of RefGUID and RefGUIDList tagged value types improved [Beta 2]
    • Realize field of an element section modified to list all realized elements [Beta 2]
  • HTML Reporting
    • Added ability to generate HTML from Model and Master documents
    • Package exclude option now supported for HTML reports (Was previously only supported for RTF reports)
    • Connector documentation improved with the following section changes
      • 'Link Item' section renamed to 'Link (association) Item'
      • New sections 'Link (flow)' and 'Link (flow) Item' added
      • New sections 'Link (other)' and 'Link (other) Item' added
      • New fragments supported in all link item sections#DIRECTION#, #ELEMNAME# and #LINKREF#
    • Object documentation improved with the following new fragments in the 'Body - Object' template
      • #PRIORITY# - Object Priority
      • #DIFF# - Object Difficulty
      • #LANGUAGE# - Code Generation Language
      • #DIAGRAMS# - Lists all diagrams in which the Element appears
    • Multiple template fragments modified to improve flexibility of generated report
      • #PARAMS# - No longer includes '
        ' after each Parameter
      • #SCOPE# - No longer converts string to lowercase in the 'Body Object', 'Content Attributes Item' and 'Content Operations Item' sections
      • #TYPE# - No longer converts string to lowercase in the 'Body Object' section
      • #ALIAS#, #DEFAULT# and #MULTIPLICITY# - No longer format their output
    • Default template changed for the following templates to reflect the changes described above
      • 'Content - Attribute Item'
      • 'Content Operations Item Parameters'
      • 'Body Object'
    • Hyperlinks to web URLs in note fields modified to ensure they operate in the generated documentation
    • Scenario Exception Item template now includes Join field
    • Bulleted and Numbered lists will now be spaced to match display in the note editors
    • Improved functionality for links to elements and attributes located on a class diagram
    • Linked documents are now displayed by default in the Element property page [Beta 2]
    • HTML report modified so that linked documents are displayed as the first tab for an element [Beta 2]
    • System Glossary/Task/Issue pages only generated if the project contains the relevant items [Beta 2]
    • Restructured templates for System Glossary/Task/Issue to keep matching items together in the editor [Beta 2]
  • XML Technologies
    • Added support for generating BPMN 2.0 XML from BPMN 2.0 Models [Beta 3]
    • XMI 2.1 export updated to ensure valid ids for exported data types
    • XMI 2.1 export will no longer write the attribute 'realizingClassifier' for Realization connectors
    • XMI 2.1 import and export modified to round-trip EntryPoint and ExitPoint references as ConnectionPointReference instead of InstanceSpecification
    • XMI import from RSA/RSM profile files updated to read meta-class name from new location
    • XMI 1.1 updated to improve import of connector stereotypes from other tools
    • XMI 1.1 import updated to set the 'Completed' field in the Issues tab of the Element Maintenance window
    • XMI 1.1 exporter updated to export the filename of the Package being exported to the XMI file
    • XML Schema generation updated to allow reference of external XSD files using relative file paths
    • Generate XML Schema dialog updated to allow viewing single generated schema without selecting it
    • XSD import updated to so that extensions can be imported from inside complexContent nodes that also include a comment
    • Added support for generating BPEL 2.0 from BPMN 2.0 model
    • Added support for round-tripping Analyzer Scripts, Test Points and Break Points
    • XSD import handling of duplicate imports improved
    • XMI 1.1 handling for 'isActive' property improved
    • XMI 2.1 export modified to ensure all requirements, constraints, scenarios and files on packages are exported [Beta 3]
  • Security and Version Control
    • Added support for checking out an editable prior revision of a version controlled package (Previously, prior revision were retrieved as 'read-only')
    • Version Control Settings dialog now provides an option to suppress warning about incomplete Version Control configurations
    • Glossary Management now controlled with new security permission
    • Version Control update of parent package, now correctly applies VC settings to child packages that were newly controlled by other users
    • Checking-out prior revision of a package whose package file is already checked-out, now shows an error message that includes the XML filename
    • Model Stereotypes, Tagged Value types and Cardinalities now viewable without edit permissions
    • Workflow support improved
      • Added support for blocking of all tagged value edits using CanEditTag
      • Disabled controls will no longer be re-enabled after edit elsewhere in dialog
    • Automatic Exclusive Edit Locking updated to prevent non-diagram views from becoming locked
    • Diagrams which have a current User Lock on them will no longer be checked if the Diagram has been modified by another user
    • New Model from Pattern command will no longer allow importing into a Version Control locked package
    • Improvements made for specific version control providers
      • TFS connection will no longer load entire repository during initialization
    • TFS support updated for TFS 2010 when the collection name contains spaces [Beta 3]
  • Profiles and Customization
    • Basic UML 2 Technology split into Basic and Extended technologies
    • BPMN 2.0 support
    • SysML 1.2 support
    • SOMF 2.1 support
    • MDG Technologies deployed as files or from add-ins now load included images
    • MDG Technology Wizard extended to include support for Searches and Workspace Layouts
    • Quicklinker modified to allow links to Diagram References and Diagram Frames
    • Quicklinker extended to support 'undirected from' direction
    • Profile Synchronization from Toolbox improved
    • Shape Scripts on Activity Partition Elements now support the 'partition' property
      • Returns 'vertical' or 'horizontal' depending on user setting
    • Custom Diagram types improved to allow a name of 'Collaboration'
    • ArchiMate technology updated so that all Elements display a composite decoration
    • BPMN 1.1 Data Object updated to improve default size when dropped from Project Browser
    • ERD technology updated to improve Data Modeling transformation for multi-valued and composite Attributes
    • Shape scripts for Activity Partitions can now use retrieve fill color [Beta 3]
    • Synchronize Profile Stereotype functionality modified to strictly check source profile for stereotypes applied before adding synchronizing any element [Beta 3]
    • UML Pattern merging for Association connectors improved [Beta 3]
  • Code Engineering
    • C# 4.0 and VB.Net 10 now supported for code generation and reverse engineering
    • C# and VB.Net Automatic properties now supported Modeled as Attributes with the stereotype of 'property'
    • .Net 4.0 binaries reverse engineering capability
    • PHP 5.3 reverse engineering capability
    • Modeling of Generics/Templates improved for C#, C++, Java and VB.Net
      • Templated Interfaces now supported
      • Template Parameter Bindings can now be set on Generalizations, Realizations, Associations and the new Template Binding connector
      • Template Parameter Bindings set on connectors now displayed on diagrams
      • Template Parameter Bindings and defaults now linked to types existing in the model by GUID
      • Reverse Engineering of Associations from Attributes with instantiated template type added
      • Association created to either collection or argument depending on which is in the model
      • Additional option added to ensure specific classes are always treated as collections during reverse engineering
    • Import of selected files now possible from Project Browser
    • Code Generation and Transform Templates extended to provide access to properties of the Linked Feature of a Connector
    • Code Reverse Engineering updated to prevent Class author being changed because a different person reverse engineered it
    • Sequence Diagram generation of create messages, delete messages and 'assign to' improved
    • Activity Diagram generation for Call Actions, Create Actions and Destroy Actions improved
    • Visual Basic parsing updated to support anonymous modules
    • PHP parsing of alternate syntax for conditional statements improved
    • C++ inner types will now be imported with the appropriate scope
    • Import of C++ and other languages without explicit syntax for parameter direction will no longer overwrite kind in the model during synchronization
    • Code Synchronization when 'Require User Lock To Edit' is enabled will now update elements the user has locked
    • Code Synchronization will no longer override parameter direction for languages without explicit direction syntax
    • Packages linked to Eclipse will no longer show an error for internal classes or enumerations
    • Reverse Engineering of C code modified to prevent constants defined in parenthesis from being imported as functions [Beta 2]
    • ActionScript support added to the Create Property dialog [Beta 3]
  • User Interface
    • Added option to hide the Start Page
    • Added support for re-ordering tabs in main view
    • Added support for using middle-click on main view tab to close it
    • Added ability to retrieve view history using Ctrl+Tab
    • Added button on note windows to open Linked Document for current Element
    • Added Links page to Properties dialog for Maintenance Elements
    • Spell checking improved
      • Spelling options dialog has been added
      • Now possible to select from installed dictionaries
      • Glossary terms now automatically added to user custom dictionary to prevent them being shown as spelling error
    • MDG Technologies dialog given updated Visual Style
    • Hyperlinks to files can now be specified using EA's Local Path mechanism
    • RTF Document, RTF Template and Team Review editors have been themed to match EA's visual style
    • Relationships window will no longer set the dropped Element as active after dropping
    • View Title Bar updated to show more information about current view for many non-diagram views
    • Additional Visual Styles provided
    • System Output window modified to allow Ctrl+End or Escape to clear selection and allow automatic scrolling for new items
    • The following dialogs have been modified to support resizing:
      • HTML Template Editor dialog
      • Create Association Class dialog
      • MDG Technologies dialog
      • Information Items Conveyed dialog
      • MDG Technologies: Advanced dialog
      • Select Database Objects to Import dialog
      • Image Manager dialog
      • Visible Toolbox Pages dialog
      • Shape Script Editor
      • Project Statistics dialog
    • Glossary term mouse-over text from Note Editor now includes the category
    • Glossary dialog updated to initially sort by Type followed by Term
    • State Table updated with keyboard shortcuts for manipulating Legends
      • 'I' - Inserts 'I' (Ignore) to Transition cell without an existing Transition
      • 'N' - Inserts 'N' (Never Happen) to Transition cell without an existing Transition
      • 'Delete' - Deletes any existing legend string ('I' or 'N') from the Transition cell
    • Element Browser now support dropping items from the Relationships group onto a diagram to insert the target Element
    • Resources window modified to unload existing resources if loading another project failed
    • Attribute and Operation properties dialogs updated to enable saving after changing the type classifier
    • Change Element Type command updated to include 'Signal' in the list of target types
    • Toolbar icons updated to prevent issues where incorrect icons would be shown for some commands
    • Traceability window modified to refresh after changing options when displaying relationships for a diagram [Beta 2]
    • Element Browser will now display the Resource and Role for Resource Allocations [Beta 2]
    • Data modeling properties dialogs will no longer display when the 'Core Extensions' technology is disabled [Beta 2]
    • History for element picker dialogs now handles re-selecting an item already in the history [Beta 2]
    • Hyperlinks to searches can now be modified without re-entering the entire search [Beta 2]
    • Structured Scenario editor improved when using the 'Uses' column as a list of element references [Beta 2]
    • Structured Scenario editor improved for entering larger step descriptions [Beta 2]
    • 'Check Spelling' dialog will now remember last position [Beta 2]
    • Floating 'Close Full Screen' button no longer displayed in full screen mode [Beta 3]
    • Context menu for Status Bar cleaned up to show named sections that you can toggle the visibility for [Beta 3]
    • Export searches window and search tagged values types will now use translated names in localized editions [Beta 3]
    • Parameters dialog now remembers preference for adding new parameters to end [Beta 3]
  • Source Code Editor
    • Context menu restructured to prioritize most important commands
      • Added command to link current method to a use case to context menu when inside a method
    • Scope Guides can now be turned on or off from the editor configuration dialog
    • Structure Tree updated to group C++ method implementations into class nodes
    • Copy of code from source editor will now preserve syntax highlighting for applications that support pasting from RTF
    • Improvements to display
      • Syntax highlighting support for lua and css files added
      • The highlight color for selected text can now be configured
      • Default monospace font for Windows Vista and Windows 7 changed to 'Consolas'
      • Line height is no longer affected by modifying the font size of tooltips
      • Inline comment documentation keywords now highlighted with their own style
    • Editor Toolbar updated
    • New button to include navigation to Syntax Highlighting, Code Editor, Code Engineering and Code Editor Keybinding options
    • New command added to commands menu to Open Containing Folder
    • Code Templates button icon updated
    • Source Files can now be saved without an Enterprise Architect project open
    • Edit Style dialog now displays fonts in the Other Font combo box using their corresponding font face
    • Edit List Property dialog now displays correct title
    • Source code editor intellisense now correctly ignores logical ANDs (&&) when searching back for type declarations
    • Improvements to Find/Replace dialog
      • The Find/Replace dialog will no longer change focus when it is used
      • Recent search and replace term history can be accessed through the relevant drop down list fields
      • Regular expressions may now be used
      • The Find/Replace will no longer be dismissed when navigating between source code editors
    • Source code intellisense now recognizes the super keyword when performing type lookups
  • Data Modeling
    • SQLite added as a supported database for both ODBC import and DDL generation
    • SQL Server import now supports filtering on schema
    • SQL Server import improved to allow import of table comments
    • SQL Server 2000 import of functions improved to include definitions
    • Generation of Oracle Foreign Key Statements improved to ensure correct ordering of delete rules and constraints
    • Generation of Oracle Triggers updated to generate 'SHOW ERRORS' command in the correct location
    • Generation of Oracle Sequences updated to provide option to control if a prefix or suffix is added to the name
    • Generation of Oracle primary key and unique constraints modified to ensure unique names generated when first 30 characters are the same [Beta 2]
    • Generation of SQL Server Default Constraints improved to generate wrapping characters around column names
    • Generation of SQL Server Default Constraints will no longer generate duplicate constraints when the constraint is the first method in the table
    • Sybase ASA datatypes handling improved
      • Maximum length for several datatypes updated
      • Columns using with datatype of int, smallint or tinyint can now use the Auto Number property
    • Synchronization of procedure and function parameters during ODBC Import modified to prevent primary key violation
    • ODBC Import updated to save Association name for Foreign Keys during creation
    • ODBC Import updated to ensure all column details are visible on open diagrams immediately after import
    • ODBC Import from Access 2000 databases will now prompt users to switch to Jet 4 if they are not already using it
    • ODBC Import from MySQL updated to handle indexes that specify the data structure used with a USING constraint
    • ODBC Import from SQL Server updated so that columns added to a table are from the correct schema
    • ODBC Import from Oracle updated to ensure all Check Constraints are imported
    • Oracle DDL Generation of Constraints modified to ensure referential integrity is generated before constraint state
    • Oracle DDL Generation of Triggers modified to ensure show error statement generated to the correct position
    • SQL Server DDL Generation of Default Constraints modified to prevent duplication of the constraint when they were generated first
    • SQL Server DDL Generation of Default Constraints improved to generate surrounding characters around column names if specified
    • Sybase ASE modeling improved to allow for Autonumber property on int, smallint and tinyint
    • DDL Transformation modified to set nullability of foreign key columns based on if either end of the relationship allows a multiplicity of zero
      • Also allows the nullability to be overridden by the template
    • ERD to Data Modeling Transformation updated to improve handling of reflexive relationships
    • DDL Generation for packages modified to generate indexes before primary keys [Beta 2]
    • DDL Generation of unique names for Foreign Keys and Unique Constraints for Oracle improved [Beta 3]
  • Other Changes
    • Performance of Generalization Set handling improved for large models
    • Model Views window updated to find the currently selected package for searches within a package
    • Adding composite elements to an element on a diagram updated to ensure diagram added to the correct element
    • Rename of a Signal element changed to update Sequence Messages referencing that Signal
    • Diagram Legends will now draw line colors when saving a diagram as a metafile
    • Shape scripted connectors with multiple segments will now preserve the line style for all segments
    • Exposed Interface selection dialog modified to support multiple interfaces with the same name
    • Japanese Version will now display Toolboxes correctly when using a Non-Japanese version of Windows
    • Package Comparison improved to include Constraint Type when matching Element Constraints
    • PostgreSQL repository undoing deletion of object from a diagram improved
    • SQL Server repository Unicode handling improved for characters outside default Windows code page
    • The code editor configuration dialog now includes the option for displaying scope guides
    • Performance of creating and deleting instances with many embedded elements has been improved
    • Open diagrams when another user re-imports the parent package will now be reloaded [Beta 2]
    • Baseline compare no longer shows a difference for unchanged diagrams after a save [Beta 2]
    • Action effects will now be copied when using a template package [Beta 2]
    • Deep diagram copy will now copy full stereotype information for connectors [Beta 3]
    • Elements created from a Template package will now copy the source constraints [Beta 3]
    • Interaction Occurence created by dropping a diagram from the Project Browser will now receive the diagram name by default [Beta 3]
    • Tagged value types from technologies not displayed in new tag dialog unless appropriate [Beta 3]
    • Port and Part Elements now allow toggling of displaying element type direct from their context menu [Beta 3]
    • Trial Version now loads extended suite editions when run for the first time [Beta 3]
    • Attribute dialog modified to refresh attribute list after copying an existing attribute [Beta 3]
  • Audit View
    • View of deleted items can now be sorted by Element type or user who deleted it
    • Added option for opening element properties from audit list context menu
    • List of auditing changes now sorted alphabetically
    • Display of changes to formatted notes improved
  • Package Browser and Element List
    • List of Elements in a Package renamed to Package Browser Diagram as a list retains name of Element List
    • Filtering of contents using Diagram Filters now supported
    • Added new Filter Bar to both lists
      • Toggle display using button on toolbar or option in context menu on column headers
      • Enter text in any of the search boxes to show only rows containing that text in the specified column
    • Display of Tagged Values for both lists added
      • Add a new column using context menu on header or dropping a tag from Tagged Values window
      • Remove a column using context menu on header
    • Navigation between packages in Package Browser improved:
      • Alt + Up to navigate to parent package
      • Alt + Down to navigate to selected package
      • Button added to toolbar to navigate to parent package
    • Drag and Drop to Project Browser from Package Browser added to allow moving elements between Packages
    • Group Box for Package Browser now disabled instead of hidden when displaying hierarchy mode
    • Both views now use the scroll speed specified in Windows options
  • Searches
    • Added new Filter Bar to both lists
      • Toggle display using option in context menu on column headers
      • Enter text in any of the search boxes to show only rows containing that text in the specified column
    • Search view now uses the scroll speed specified in Windows options
    • Query Builder searches using fields stored as integers in the database improved
    • Search combo box in Model Search window modified to display translated names for built-in Searches
    • Added Resolved By field on Defects to Query Builder
    • Defect Search now also searches on Resolved By field
    • Searches from SQL now support string replacers for the current package and children [Beta 3]
  • Structured Scenarios
    • Auto-Complete in structured scenario editor improved when using space to accept selected word
    • Prevented situation where one alternate path could have two distinct joining steps
    • Test case generation modified to update connector lists for current Element
    • Activity and State Diagram generation modified to re-use elements for alternate path instead of recreating them
    • Activity and State Diagram generation modified increase left margin
    • Sequence Diagram generation modified to only include step numbers if 'Show Sequence Numbering' is disabled
    • Linking Step to a Use Case when editing from initial creation updated to ensure link is created on correct step
    • Highlight of glossary terms and referenced elements improved in situations where one is a substring of another
  • Improvements during Beta Period
    • Connector rendering improvements [Beta 2]
      • Orthogonal line style connectors will now align to diamond shaped elements correctly
      • Line joins for double line connectors with increased line width improved
    • SysML 1.2 <<objectiveFunction>> element now drawn as a rounded rectangle [Beta 2]
    • Shape Script rendering of Ellipses and Arcs improved [Beta 2]
    • Built-In Technologies using 'Orthogonal - Rounded Corner' connector style, modified to use this as a default instead of forcing it [Beta 2]
    • Documentation template editor modified to save changes to current template before generating a document [Beta 2]
    • Add-In keys duplicated in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_CURRENT_USER will no longer display an error [Beta 2]
    • Project Calendar now supports filtering of event types [Beta 2]
    • Element Browser will now show appropriate pages for the current element when showing Element properties [Beta 2]
    • Attribute and Connector properties dialogs can now be opened from the Element Browser [Beta 2]
    • Attributes dialog will now open the open the classifier dialog to the current classifier [Beta 2]
    • Batch XMI export now provides the option of automatically restoring cross references for all packages [Beta 2]
    • Added support for creating stereotypes for Template Binding connectors in a profile [Beta 2]
    • Gap Analysis matrix modified to reflect the visual style being used [Beta 3]
    • Gap Analysis Matrix can now refresh the view after new objects are added [Beta 3]
    • Corrected rendering of rotated, non-circular ellipses in shape scripts [Beta 3]
    • Publish Package dialog modified to ensure options are only available for the appropriate XMI types [Beta 3]
    • Linked document button removed from Model Mail editor [Beta 3]
    • Updated help links for Personal Items window and Project Calendar [Beta 3]
    • Scripted report generation of Element Tasks and Changes improved [Beta 3]
    • UML Profile metaclass attribute 'isVertical' renamed to '_isVertical' to match existing naming convention for system attributes [Beta 3]
    • Element Browser will now show appropriate pages for the current element when showing Element properties [Beta 3]
    • Added option to hide Toolbar within Diagram Views [Beta 3]
    • Updated support for correctly showing the XMI export progress for the packages during Batch XMI Export [Beta 3]
    • PHP 5.3 support extended with support of importing packages and generating namespaces [Beta 3]
    • Resource Report updated to improve sorting on percent complete [Beta 3]
    • Displaying help for selected element, connector or diagram type no longer displays two help windows [Beta 3]
    • SOMF Technology updates: shape script improvements; linestyles changed to orthogonal; sectionLayer partition created vertical by default; cloud element types can be selected on creation [Beta 3]
    • Working Sets window in Personal Items updated with more options for creating and loading sets [Beta 3]
    • Removed unlabeled button from Constraits page of Control Flow on an Activity diagram [Beta 3]

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