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Remove Replication from a Model Repository

Replication makes many changes to the database structure of your model, so the model file becomes considerably larger with additional information; you might, therefore, decide not to use the Replication feature any more.

Quick Access:

Ribbon: Configure >

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Posted in Model Repository, Project Transfer, Replication

Check Data Integrity of a Model Repository

If you have a failed XMI import, network crash or other unforeseen event that could disrupt the integrity of information in the model, it is recommended that you run the Project Integrity Check function to check that your project data is structurally complete and valid. Quick Access: Ribbon: Configure >

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Posted in Integrity Check, Model Repository, Project Transfer

Modeling Assistants Part 6

Element Suggestion Window: This plugin made by our sister company LieberLieber suggests an existing element with a similar name from your repository, when you create a new element. This helps to prevent creating the same or a similar element multiple times. This is especially helpful in bigger models maintained by multiple persons.

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Posted in Enterprise Architect, LieberLieber Modeling Assistents

Show Tagged Values within its own column in model searches

One often asked question is, how to show each tagged value in its own column in model searches.
Tagged Values are stored in the table t_objectproperties. We can now use the table t_object,
in which all model elements are stored and combine it with the table t_objectproperties to get all tagged values for each model element.

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Posted in Model Search

Setup Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2012 Express

The Team Foundation Server provides a collection of collaborative software development tools that integrate with your existing IDE or editor, enabling your cross-functional team to work effectively on software projects of all sizes.

This post describes the basic installation and configuration process of Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012 Express (Update 4,

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Posted in Infrastructure, Installation, Configuration, Teamwork

Bestehende UML-Profile erweitern

Der EA bietet die Möglichkeit ein bestehendes UML-Profil zu erweitern. Dazu benötigt man nicht das ursprüngliche UML-Profil. Das zu erweiternde Profil muss lediglich in einer MDG-Technology verfügbar und aktiviert sein. Um von einen bestehenden Stereotyp abzuleiten reicht es, diesen Stereotyp auszuwählen (In der EA-Hilfe finden Sie eine genaue Beschreibung) und von diesem Stereotyp einen eigenen Stereotyp abzuleiten.

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Posted in Configuration, MDG Technology

Sparx Cloud Services

The Sparx Systems Cloud Services application provides a convenient mechanism for hosting EA models. It provides easy access to them by people within your team and, optionally, to external workers (like customers, stakeholders or consultants). (more…)

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Posted in Sparx Cloud Services, Teamwork

Howto setup Sparx Cloud Services

This article describes the default installation and basic configuration of Sparx Cloud Services.

The Sparx Systems Cloud Services application provides a convenient mechanism for hosting EA models. It provides easy access to them by people within your team and, optionally, to external workers (like customers, stakeholders or consultants).

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Posted in Installation, Sparx Cloud Services, Teamwork

Howto host your first EA repository in Sparx Cloud Services

The easiest way to get started with the Sparx Cloud Services zu starten is to create a new file-based EA repository using FEAP format and host it in Sparx Cloud Services.

The Sparx Systems Cloud Services application provides a convenient mechanism for hosting EA models. It provides easy access to them by people within your team and,

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Posted in Configuration, Model Repository, Sparx Cloud Services, Teamwork

Modeling Assistants Part 5

Package Dependency Generator: This plugin made by our sister company LieberLieber allows you to discover your models and better understand them by automatically generate dependencies between your model packages. A diagram is generated showing you which package is dependent on which package. A dependency is at hand when referring from one element to another element – both contained in a different package.

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Posted in Enterprise Architect, LieberLieber Modeling Assistents