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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 06:15

Enterprise Architect Tips Compilation- 2

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Tip #31: Diagram Relationships Visible

Use "Diagram | Advanced | Visible Relations" to change visibility of the connectors in a diagram.

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Tip #32: Exclude images from RTF document

Use Diagram | Properties "Exclude image from RTF documents" to exclude the diagram images from any RTF document generated on the parent package or element.

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Tip #33: Play Up Elements

Use Context Filter(Right-Click on the diagram background) to play up the elements on the diagram that are directly related to the selected element.

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Tip #34: Set Direction for Association

Use "Association default = source --> target" (Tools | Options | Links) to automatically set the direction of new Associations, flowing from source to target element.

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Tip #35: Change Element Default Color

 

Use Element | Appearance | Default Appearance (F4), to change an element color on all diagrams except diagrams that override the appearance or use the format painter in the diagram toolbar to apply only on the current diagram.

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Tip #36: Export Tagged Values

Use 'Export Reference Data' ( Project | Model Import/Export) and select 'Property Types' from 'UML Types' to export 'Tagged Values'.

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Tip #37: Diagram Legend

Use 'Diagram Legend' to assist in distinguishing different elements, connectors or systems in a diagram.

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Tip #38: EA Command

Use Hyperlink of type "EA Command" to select and perform list of Enterprise Architect commands.

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Tip #39: Execute a script

To execute a script, press ( Ctrl ) while you double-click on the script name.

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Tip #40: Copy Script

To copy Script, select Script and drag and drop pressing Ctrl to create a copy of the script into the new user scripts folder.

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Tip #41: Add New Stereotypes

Use Settings| UML Types | Stereotypes to Add new, Modify or Delete stereotypes.

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Tip #42: View NameSpaces

To view a list of namespaces, select the Settings | Namespace Roots menu option.

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Tip #43: Code Samples

Try Code Samples from "Program Files (x86)\Sparx Systems\EA\Code Samples".

Tip #44: Set Language for Code Generation

Set default Language for Code Generation using "Tools | Options | Source Code Engineering".

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Tip #45: Exact Connector Placement

Use 'Exact Placement' option from Tools->Options->Links to set the orientation of the new connectors to the exact point in the target element.

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Tip #46:Duplicate Element Properties

Use the 'Element Browser' to copy element features from one element to another.

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Tip #47: Diagram Model Default

Open a diagram choose "Diagram | Advanced | Make Model Default" to display it when you open the model.

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Tip #48: Add Tagged Value to multiple elements

Add the same tagged value to multiple elements.

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Tip #49: Diagram User Default

Set a diagram as the User default from "Diagram | Advanced | Make User Default" to display the diagram, when the user opens the model.

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Tip #50: Extend Data Types

Extend the set of inbuilt data types for a standard programming language using Enterprise Architect.

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Tip #51: Add Property Note

Add Diagram Property Note in the Diagram.

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Tip #52 Add Macro Definition

Add New Macro definition to a language.

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Tip #53: QA Reports & Metrics

Use "QA Reports & Metrics" to monitor and report, on the outstanding details on a package.

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Tip #54: Locate element - Project Browser

Locate the selected element in the Project Browser using "ALT+G".

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Tip #55: Locate element - Diagram

Locate the selected element from "Project Browser" by pressing "CTRL + U".

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Tip #56: Custom Reference

Set "Custom Reference" from an element to another in Enterprise Architect.

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Tip #57: Audit History

View Audit History of an element.

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Tip #58: Place Related Elements

Place the related elements of an element in the diagram.

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Tip #59: Validate Project

Configure and Use "Project | Model Validation | Validate Selected" to check UML models against known UML rules. Connector_visiblity

Tip #60: Create Shape Scripts

Use "Settings | UML Types" to create the elements with Shapescripts.

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Nabil

Sparx System India (Consultant & Coach)

Nabil Saleem works as Consultant in Sparx System India. He is highly proficient in Enterprise Architect tool. He has trained and assisted several teams to roll-out their Architecture modelling practices using Sparx Enterprise Architect. He has worked with solution and enterprise architects, assisted them in migration of their solution/enterprise As-Is and To-Be view into Sparx Enterprise Architect from various enterprise tools. He has highly involved in Product Demonstration, Gathering EA requirements, providing efficient solutions, defining Blue Prints, migrating artifacts from MS OFFICE, MS Excel, MS Visio, Scripting, Deployment of Sparx EA in cloud, Customized Reports generation & Code generation. He is an ardent blogger with special interests in scripting, architecture modelling (UML, BPMN 2.0, SysML 1.3 and Archimate 2.0) and MDG customization of Enterprise Architect. He has assisted various leaders in Telecom, Embedded System, Automotive, Insurance and Banking industry to define architecture using customized blue prints. He publish articles about Enterprise Architect in Sparx Systems India blog at https://www.sparxsystems.in/blogs/ and also posts tips in LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/sparx-systems-india) and Twitter(https://twitter.com/SparxSystemsIN)

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