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General Board / Re: ARIS import/export
« on: January 19, 2011, 12:13:25 am »
I did a search before I posted. All I found was an earlier post where I mentioned that our BA's use it.

General Board / ARIS import/export
« on: January 18, 2011, 11:13:31 pm »
Hi All

Can someone please advise if I can import business processes from ARIS into Enterprise Architect, and export use cases / context diagrams from Enterprise Architect into ARIS


General Board / Sparx diagram generating capabilities
« on: December 22, 2010, 10:21:31 pm »

As previously mentioned, I am evaluating Sparx EA8 for a project and I have a few questions on the capabilities.
I have successfully managed to create a Context View / Application landscape component model (in UML 2.0), and a few integration scenarios (e.g. using connectors between the front-end channel applications, integration layer and backend applications).

My CIO would like to know what Sparx EA 8 has to offer, in terms of automatically generating diagrams / different views for various stakeholders.

I see that Sparx can generate an activity, sequence & state machine diagrams + test cases from a use case.

Our Business Analysts typically model the business processes on the project between Level 1 and Level 5 in ARIS, and provide the narrative description of the processes in their functional specifications. Requirements are captured in a separate repository.

How should I go about capturing the business processes / use cases with minimal effort / do I need to have a use case to generate other diagrams?
I did not see the use cases being linked to an application or infrastructure in the online examples - How do I do this?
Are there any other views that Sparx EA8 can generate?

I would really appreciate your feedback.


General Board / Re: Status Type color
« on: December 20, 2010, 08:42:02 pm »

I managed to figure out how to automatically change the entire object color based on the Stereotype and Status. Instructions are here: with examples here:

I'm just trying to figure out if I can now replace the fill color with an image (of a PowerPoint shape with a gradient fill - looks better than a single fill color).

General Board / Status Type color
« on: December 14, 2010, 11:48:10 pm »

I am evaluating the trial of Sparx for a massive project (with more than 180 components that I need to indicate on 1 page / (Context diagram).

I have managed to add a number of Status Types (e.g. Application unchanged, Out of Scope, New, Minor impact, etc) and linked each Status Type to a color.
However, the Status Type color only applies to an Element Shadow / outline. I need it to apply to the entire element / component (i.e. Component Fill). Any way for me to do this?


General Board / Re: Easy way to change requirement status?
« on: December 15, 2010, 01:43:40 am »
Use View on the menu toolbar to open the Element properties pane.
Selecting the element then displays the property and you can change it.

Bug alert: selecting several elements and changing a property does not, as you would expect, change the property on all selected elements. (EAUI)

Thanks for the suggestion - it really saves time!

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