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General Board / Setting color schemes at startup, or triggered?
« on: January 07, 2020, 08:41:53 pm »

Is it possible to set a color scheme from a command line shortcut, or trigger it somehow? I would like to be able to differentiate, on sight by color scheme, between EA 15 and EA15.1 Beta, or an EA working on Model A or Model B.






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Is it possible to use this new feature:
https://sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/15.1/model_publishing/projecttransfer_nativexml.html

With baselines or similar for file based project branches?

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General Board / Re: Modeling Memory Layout
« on: November 21, 2019, 05:21:02 pm »
UML Timing Diagrams?

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General Board / Re: Archimate Model validation.
« on: November 21, 2019, 12:43:26 am »
I had not considered trying to unit test the semantics of an EA model. Maybe the BPMN supports that  :P

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General Board / Archimate Model validation.
« on: November 20, 2019, 12:30:32 am »
Hi,

We are considering using the EAValidator to validate Archimate models. We have created some simple rules and are happy enough so far. Rather than re-invent the wheel, i thought to check in to see if the community has are any rulesets that can be shared, or best practices/advice for using EAValidator in their modelling process.


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General Board / Re: What about EA running in iOS Catalina version?
« on: November 19, 2019, 06:45:35 pm »
Crossover 19 (in beta) claims to be Catalina compliant.

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General Board / Re: Construct view for a diagram?
« on: September 11, 2019, 12:29:31 am »
Thanks, I'll start with the find query list.

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General Board / Re: Construct view for a diagram?
« on: September 10, 2019, 10:46:25 pm »
Probably he wants a list of all elements appearing in a diagram.

That could be done with a SQL, I guess.

Why wouldn't you just right click on the diagram and choose "View as List"?
How can i see the List view and the Graphical view of a diagram at the same time?

I want a list view of maintenance tasks for a diagram, that i can see beside the diagram. A find window alongside the diagram would also work.

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General Board / Re: Construct view for a diagram?
« on: September 09, 2019, 04:37:20 pm »
I'm not quite sure what you are expecting to see, but let's start with... what release are you on?
Using EA 15.
Experimenting with the construct ribbon, i have assigned elements in a diagram maintenance tasks using the "Maintenance window" (Start->Share->Construct->Maintenance). This is with the idea that i can come back to the diagram later and pick up those tasks where they left off. There are two mechanisms in the UI to show these construct element tasks, are the "Maintenance window" (Start->Share->Construct->Maintenance), and the "Construct View" (Right-click Diagram Tab-> Switch to Construct View).
Neither of these is particularly useful, as one is focused on selected items with element properties, and the other is a mutually exclusive with the graphical view of the diagram.
What i was looking for was a way to see all of the "Maintenance window" tasks on a diagram while looking at the diagram.



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General Board / Construct view for a diagram?
« on: September 06, 2019, 11:32:57 pm »
When i select an element, i can see the construct items associated with it maintenance window.
When i select a diagram, i expect to see all of the construct items associated with the elements it contains in the maintenance window.

Is this an option i need to turn on? is there a search i need?

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You might be able to use the List bookmarks, but I haven't used that myself.
https://www.sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/15.0/model_publishing/using_bookmarks.html
If not you will probably need an SQL or Script fragment.
(script fragment would be my choice as something like that isn't trivial in SQL)

Geert
I had not seen that. I wonder what reports that feature works in....

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General Board / Re: What about EA running in iOS Catalina version?
« on: September 04, 2019, 09:01:42 pm »
Crossover is the best way to run EA on a non Windows platform. Its worth investing in Crossover (if its supported on Catalina). It is essentially a managed wine implementation.

IIRC, you can get a 30 day demo if crossover, to try it first.

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General Board / Re: Pros and Cons of mixing TOGAF and Archimate?
« on: August 28, 2019, 06:25:37 pm »
At the end of the day I think you'll find that TOGAF has limits in the real world too, the biggest show stopper is the lack of a notation.

Well the biggest show stopper is it creates a business for talking about doing IT, when most businesses want people just to get on and support the business that earns the revenue :-)
In my opinion, TOGAF adoption is usually taken up by people who see their IT (and its evolution) as critical to generating revenue and supporting business functions.

Yeah that's what they normally say :-)  A lot of talking and not much walking.
Yeh. its one thing to have a sponsor say "Lets do TOGAF!", it's another entirely to get an organizational to change. I call it organizational inertia (that it wants to continue in its existing state of rest or motion in current direction) :)

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General Board / Re: Pros and Cons of mixing TOGAF and Archimate?
« on: August 27, 2019, 05:59:44 pm »
At the end of the day I think you'll find that TOGAF has limits in the real world too, the biggest show stopper is the lack of a notation.

Well the biggest show stopper is it creates a business for talking about doing IT, when most businesses want people just to get on and support the business that earns the revenue :-)
In my opinion, TOGAF adoption is usually taken up by people who see their IT (and its evolution) as critical to generating revenue and supporting business functions. Archimate is best used to communicate the need (to invest in IT changes) with those people in the organization who do not :)

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General Board / Managing Model Overlap, and submodel lifecycles.
« on: August 12, 2019, 11:48:53 pm »
Hi,

I'm considering splitting out a model repository into separate model repositories as they have their own lifecycle. The models are interrelated, and i would like to be able to pull them together occasionally to manage the relationships between them. I want to keep the model meta-information (users, roles, element states etc) aligned too.

Is there a best practice or advice (for or against) this approach?
e.g. specific model design, submodels as root or view? Or baseline/merge policies?

As i understand it, if i want to go this route, it is usually done with exports - an XML (project settings) and XMI (submodel).

Tim.

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