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General Board / Re: V15 Creates SIMPLISTIC Diagrams!
« on: May 17, 2019, 02:17:43 pm »

Do you mean something like this?
Really interesting link, thanks. It seems Chrome supports more of these attributes than the other browsers

General Board / Re: BPSim Confusion EA version 14.1
« on: May 17, 2019, 08:33:42 am »
may answer your question

Version 14 of Enterprise Architect saw all the functionality previously only available in the separately purchased BPSim Execution Engine MDG, integrated into the Unified and Ultimate editons of Enterprise Architect. Therefore all further Release History is documented in the Enterprise Architect's Release History see here.

General Board / Re: Resizing a Sparx diagram
« on: May 15, 2019, 07:07:53 am »
Diagram > Properties > Diagram > Page Setup > Advanced > Scale to 1 page
may be what you are looking fro

General Board / Re: V15 Creates SIMPLISTIC Diagrams!
« on: May 15, 2019, 07:00:00 am »
Could diagrams be more simplistic than they are now? see for example this historic thread.

Rather than a drawing style, I'd be looking for a better set of shapes and shape and entity formatting to use in diagrams.
While not looking to recreate Visio, - and I prefer by and large the UI and design decisions EA has for developing diagrams, I am constantly pulled up short by the lack of simple formatting options such as placement, alignment, and direction of text on entities and connectors, the inconsistency of line styles (e.g. bezier is a tag, model wide preferences only offers custom, direct, routed), the missing ability to format connector labels, the inconsistent properties of legends and boundaries for example, the still inconsistency of colour dialogues. I could go on, oh I am ...

We could do worse than go back and look at some of the previous suggestions and requests made for diagrams here and here.

In EA 14 this problem has cleverly been solved by changing the context menu so that the greyed out 'find in Diagrams' menu item is no longer visible!

So from a diagram containing a folder you can find it in the project browser, but not vice versa.


I used to use PhotoBucket to host the images in the forum, but no more. Can anyone offer a similar alternative?

I'm interested in the answer to this too.
Our SQL Server data has collation set to case_insensitive and accent_insensitive. But mācrons are treated differently anyway.

I guess you could add your own queries, e.g. SELECT name FROM t_objectable t_object  COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AI WHERE ...

My response from support, and I quote
Version 15 is introducing new icons/images based on vectors rather than bitmap system for the high DPI monitors.
 EA currently supports multiple monitors with different resolutions - this is a Windows feature not an EA one.
 So hopefully the change in the imaging will
19031663 cover both points,

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Enable tooltips on HTML reports
« on: May 13, 2019, 11:40:14 am »
This is a user forum. You should contact Sparx directly with a Feature Request using the link at the bottom of this page.
This reputedly becomes stronger the more users request the feature, you can also refer to your post here.

Sparx EA is an application that is most usable using multiple monitors IMHO.

I have submitted a feature request  for Sparx EA to become Per-monitor DPI aware, and to have UI elements updated to work with high-DPI monitors, to automatyically have fully and partially (where the title bard and menu is off screen) off monitor windows and dialogues to automatically snap back to on monitor.

See for example High DPI Desktop Application Development on Windows



Bugs and Issues / Re: new associations or links in diagrams
« on: May 08, 2019, 07:38:10 am »
Just re-reading this fascinating post. Some great suggestions here

Suggestions and Requests / Re: More detail in View and Manage Locks
« on: April 30, 2019, 11:28:33 am »
Feature request submitted  :-*
Reference number: 19042016

Suggestions and Requests / Re: More detail in View and Manage Locks
« on: April 29, 2019, 10:48:43 am »
If you created a new thread, summarized what you need and why, linking to the previous threads as supporting documentation it might even look like you were expressing a requirement.
Well I used to do that, but (channelling other community members) it didn't seem to make any difference, in fact the community took exception to it as measured by my karma!

I accept your point that I didn't actually specify a requirement,
my "+" was in support - a convention that I've seen in this community before - of the original requirement expressed by mikewhit.

Of course in my optimism I imagined that Sparx would read my mind and while they were specifying the requirements would be aware of other posts about managing locks and synthesise a better outcome than any individually expressed here (that's what you do right).


Suggestions and Requests / Re: More detail in View and Manage Locks
« on: April 29, 2019, 09:19:52 am »
I'm sorry you think that.
The Manage locks dialogue has remained unchanged for as long as I can remember.

To manage locks some simple improvements such as filtering or seaching would go a long way,
and being able to view by Project Browser structure would also be beneficial.

Is what you are you really saying
Scouring the forum for any post that's a little like your requirement and resurrecting it a requirement is just pointless noise.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: More detail in View and Manage Locks
« on: April 24, 2019, 01:33:18 pm »
Bit late for a +1 ?
Never if it didn't happen, the need hasn't gone away, in fact as our models get larger the need grows :-)

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