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It occurred to me that it would be cool to extend the [Alt+Z] functionality to resize the enclosing item to the set of enclosed items (with a default margin).  If the enclosing item has a name, the enclosure should begin below the name.
Remember this


The only thing that changed was my down vote statistics. Haha. Look at yours.
lol, look at mine !

General Board / Re: Diagram alignment helper lines
« on: June 07, 2019, 11:20:56 am »

Read about it

Interestingly the "show smart placement guides" option is ticked but greyed out for me, and no placement guides show when I manipulate elements (EA 1427)

General Board / Search within project or package
« on: June 07, 2019, 08:42:22 am »

I want use the simple/common search (ctrl-f) or similar [Start > Search > ...]
and restrict the results, or be able to group the results, by model, project, or package?

Common search doesn't have a column for package at a level, so difficult to group by it.

Search browse for package doesn't provide for search with package,

any ideas?



General Board / Re: v15ᵦ - Bookmark values - Diagram specific
« on: June 02, 2019, 10:41:35 am »
You almost got me downloading and looking. But there's just another crash posted right now. No, thank you. I'm done with Sparx betas.

You say that, but I find (as a native Windows rather than Wine user), that reliability has improved significantly since the old days of V8 and V9 when we wanted 'black box crash reporting'!

Bugs and Issues / Display of notes compartment - format
« on: May 22, 2019, 09:38:59 am »
When displaying the notes compartment in a class in a diagram (by Compartment Visibility > Show Element Compartments > Notes)
to show the compartment name (notes) and the notes themselves.

How do I hide the name of the compartment?

Event though (Start > Preferences > Diagram > Appearance > Italic Note Element Text) is not selected the notes are displayed in a light grey italic.

How do I get the display to be regular black text?

Selecting from the element's context menu (Compartment visibility > Element Notes > Render as formatted notes) gets rid of the buggy looking italics and odd text wrapping, but does not remove the unfortunate grey text.

I'm sure I've asked this in the past, but could not locate it.



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



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