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Suggestions and Requests / Support retrive history from VC
« on: August 11, 2009, 07:31:45 pm »

Right now retrive version from VC is for view only I think it could be good to be used as back up (which is one of the  important reason for using VC).

Specially considering that baselines do not work properly with VC right now.

Suggestions and Requests / Parameters for shapescripts
« on: December 09, 2008, 08:27:44 pm »
I would like to be able to use numeric tagged values as parameters for the shapescript, so I can write something like "defsize($TagdefX,$TagdefY)" or alike.
This could be an incredible push for doing UI in EA, since this will enable us to create our own stencils with sizes acording to font, or grids with changable number of culumns and such.

Suggestions and Requests / Can't choose same file for VC
« on: July 29, 2008, 10:54:25 pm »
After entering a package to VC, if I want to, lets say, import a newer version from XMI which was not under VC, I can import it without striping GUID and it works fine.
the problem is that I loose the VC configuration, and the bigger problem is that I can choose the same name I had when reentering it.
Why do i not have an option to reuse the same package??
With this philosofy you shouldn't let me override an EAP file...
It happens many times and it means iwe always have to delete it from VC and recreate.
Pleaseadd this option.

Suggestions and Requests / Floating licenses server
« on: June 10, 2008, 04:12:06 pm »
Right now the floating licenses work on a file, which means write permissions must be given to all users (a lot in my case). This puts the file at risk of being corrupted (it happnes to us) and also if a client gets stucked ther's no roll back mechanism.
I think a floating lisences server or aquiring the lisences from a DB would make it safer.
It is vcery unpleasent to get a call from work that EA can't be opened because of licenses file issue (spetialy if you have 250 of those licenses...)

Suggestions and Requests / Why can't we make polls here
« on: March 22, 2008, 08:47:10 pm »
I think specially in this forum it is a very inportant tool, rating the popularity of suggestions.

Suggestions and Requests / Shape script for all
« on: May 05, 2008, 02:51:15 pm »
I think it would be helful if it was posible to create shape scripts for all types of entities, bit only stereotyped ones, thus change the default EA look for whatever entity required.

Suggestions and Requests / "copy diagram" feature
« on: April 08, 2008, 09:38:08 pm »
Right now the copy diagram feature seems to have two options:
1) shallow copy: CRTL+A in the source digarm and paste as link in new.
2) deep copy: recreate all the entities in the sourcedigarm in the new (inluded linked elements).

I would expect copy diagram to create an identical copy of the source, meaning deep copy but links should stay links.
An exact copy = doing exactly the same twice, not making it look the same in the diagram. I would expect EA to "recreate" the diagram the same way i did.

Another thing: It is only possible to create them within a pacakge , what if it was a diagram under a composit element I wanted to recreate under a new element?


Suggestions and Requests / Relations here, there and every where...
« on: March 22, 2008, 08:44:38 pm »
Relations between elements in EA can be created at least in three different ways:
- Connectors
- Reference through tagged values
- Nesting in project tree

All of this create relation between elements, which creates a few problems:
- Only connector relations are seen in relationship view.
- Only connector relations are seen in diagrams ( even nested packages not show nested in diagram!).
- If I reference an element through a tagged value and add the same tagged to the referenced element I won't see the referencing element.
- When coding an adding I need to look for relation through three different paths.

I think I would expect all type of relations to be implicitly represented in the under lying model by connectors. This way all relationship would show in diagrams (as they should in a graphic tool) and I could search them all the same way. Specially because I believe a relationship is a relationship is a relationship...

I know this would be a big change for EA, but I think it is a very important and principal one (modeling wise speaking).

Suggestions and Requests / Reports for the whole repository
« on: March 14, 2008, 02:40:28 am »
I think having the option to publish a report (rtf/HTML) for the whole repository is a must!
We use diferent root nodes for diferent modules of the project and it is certainly a srowback.

Suggestions and Requests / Requirements should show links
« on: January 27, 2008, 04:28:14 am »
It is VERY problematic that I can see links to resuirements from other elements, but not from requirements to elements.

Suggestions and Requests / Personal notes
« on: January 08, 2008, 10:27:29 pm »
I would like to have an option to make my own personal notes on a shared model.
If I'm working on a diagram and I add such a note then only I will see it. It could be very usefull for shared models , since people want to makr things for them self but they now have to keep a hard copy of the model for it.

Suggestions and Requests / Link to atribute/function
« on: January 08, 2008, 10:24:30 pm »
I'm sure it was asked for tens of times before, but I'll try it again:
I would like to be able to elements to specific attributes/functions/columns of classes/tables.
scenario - connecting a button to its relevant function in the form class, connecting a combobox to its source field in a table and many others...

Wouldn't it make our world a better place to leave in?  ;D

Suggestions and Requests / Data model synchronisation
« on: January 03, 2008, 12:11:14 am »
As you can see here:;action=display;num=1199260159 , the data model is not synchronised, just exiting tables.
I sugest the when reverse engineering a DB with synchronisation chosen, it should also bring new tables (setialy becuse it lets you choose them!!!!!!!!).

Suggestions and Requests / Shared scenarios for the whole project
« on: January 06, 2008, 12:22:30 am »
I would like to be able to create a list of scenarios for use in the whole project. meaning I can link them through "scenarios" tab to all the elements in the project.
This way I can assure we all work on the same scenarios, it will also enable reports per scenario.

I posted regarding this in general forum, but since I got no answer I figured out there is no builted un solution for this in EA.;action=display;num=1199544457

Suggestions and Requests / adding requrement type to import form Doors
« on: February 01, 2007, 10:13:21 pm »
I would like to be able to map a field in Doors to "requirement type" in EA.

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