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Bugs and Issues / Re: Lateral Horizontal/Vertical connector style
« on: February 18, 2016, 02:16:29 am »
I use the lateral style quiet frequently, maybe just because of my style arranging things.
Anyhow you are right, there is some mess in behavior which might be random or depend on something I do not understand.
By instinct I managed to choose in most cases the right type and if not I just press the other lateral option. Maybe not nice but this works for me.

I have several potential use cases that would fit to the Decision Table feature.
However I do not use it, because it is so limited by just allowing appending rows.

Adding the possibility to insert rows before existing rows or move existing row, is really a basic feature, which is from my point of view the minimum the make Decision Tables usable at all.

As an example I have use cases which are made more precise e.g. by activities, sequences or state machines.

To maintain the relation between the use cases the concretization I use the traceability matrix feature, but I need several of those, depending on the modeling language I have chosen for the concretization.

The specification manager is a good feature to enrich the model with explaining text.
Currently either one specific item type or any item type can be edited.

However it would be more useful if it would be possible to select several but not any item type to be shown. Further on also packages can have textual descriptions and currently there is no way to maintain this package notes by using the specification manager.

General Board / Re: Relationship Matrix Notes
« on: January 29, 2016, 11:34:40 pm »
I am not 100% sure, but I think there is not such a feature in EA. What you can do, is e.g. double-click on a source or target item in the matrix to get the Notes view updated.

As far as I know, showing arrows in pins is optional according OMG and EA is just not supporting this option. I also miss this feature somehow. Post it maybe in the Suggestions and Requests forum.

As stated by Sparx, this bug is scheduled to be fixed in V13. :)

In a template fragment I call a custom script method and after generating a document all works fine.

When I use the templates and scripts in a published MDG, the script seems to be not called at all.

What I realized (when using the MDG) is, that in the “Custom Query” tab of the template fragment the method call is there but the script containing the file is not selected in the form.

Any idea to get this problem solved?

Bugs and Issues / Re: Subversion checkout not working
« on: January 21, 2016, 06:58:08 pm »
This is a problem I had when trying to switch from SVN 1.7 to 1.9. Neither upgrade nor clean up of the working copy solved the problem.
The workaround I used was creating a new EA project from scratch and checking out the data anew with SVN 1.9.

General Board / Re: IBD - How to add ports?
« on: January 21, 2016, 01:22:40 am »
Ok in this case select the port property under your frame block and drag it as link to the frame.

General Board / Re: IBD - How to add ports?
« on: January 20, 2016, 07:28:06 pm »
This is what I typpically do:

I add ports to the block either in a BDD or just in the Project Browser.
When I use the block e.g. as a part/port in and other block or just as a top level block in an IBD, I stelect the item and press "Structural Elements..." and click on "Show Owned/Inherited". After that I select the ports/parts I want to have on the diagram.

Typically I press "Advanced/Show Element Type" afterwards.


Bugs and Issues / Re: Call Behaviour Action Pins
« on: January 19, 2016, 10:13:35 pm »
This is a bug introduced in the early V12.1 alpha/beta versions. See also,11104.0.html.
I reported the bug in October last year when V12.1 was in Beta. I personaly did not belief that V12.1 will be released with this bug in UML standard diagrams, but it is released and it is also there in today's release (build 1226).
For me personaly this is a show stopper for V12.1, because I have lots of activity diagrams which are not understandable without displayed types of action pins.
If you have problems with that, I recommend you to remain on V12.


Generated documents typically require meta data to be inserted also on cover pages and footers and footers.
With “Report  Constants” and “Project Constants” there is already some limited functionality available, however if e.g. document classification, document numbers, … are needed the templates have to be duplicated (what is a nightmare  when maintaining lots of documents).
Possible solutions:
Allow to call template fragments within cover pages, headers, footers that will really be executed.
Allow to access tagged values (meta data of the report) from the report root package via  “Report Constants”  at any place in any kind of template.

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