eaUtils

Utilities add-in for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

eaUtils Help

eaUtils Help

 

This category contains help on eaUtils addin for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

Content:

  • Installation
  • Settings
  • Controls on existing model locks
  • Elements sorting
  • Generating element aliases
  • Diagram breadcrumb trail


 

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Model locking control: help section

Model locking control: help section

Most eaUtils features need to update a package, element or diagram. Prior to carry any update, eaUtils checks if there is any lock.

  • Version Control locks: eaUtils looks up for any Version Control lock on a parent package e.g. stored in a Subversion repository.
  • EA User Security locks: eaUtils also checks if the EA Security is enabled, in which case it looks for any existing lock.

 

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Sorting elements: help section

Sorting elements: help section

eaUtils sorting features act on the elements from a package or an element within an Enterprise Architect project. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect applies a default sorting "string" order based on the type and name of the elements. However in order to achieve a better management and more efficient use of the elements from within the Enterprise Architect project browser, it can be useful to have alternative and enhanced sorting options.

Extended eaUtils sorting features and settings provide the option to sort elements based on various fields (e.g. stereotype), an integer value which may be surrounded by a prefix and/or suffix (e.g. REQ-1-PERF), having case sensitivity enabled, etc.

eaUtils sorting features include:

Important - this feature can modify the elements or diagrams "Tree Position" hidden field value.

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Generate elements alias values: help section

Generate elements alias values: help section

eaUtils provides a feature that generates the alias on a collection of elements based on the order displayed from top to bottom, or from left to right, in a diagram selected from the project browser.

eaUtils also provides a feature that clears the alias from all package elements displayed in a diagram, selected from the project browser.

This feature runs from a diagram that is either active or selected from the Project Browser.

Caution - important! this feature runs on the selected diagram from the Project Browser, hence a right click > eaUtils > Generate ... in a displayed diagram will not act on this diagram if it is not selected in the project browser. Prior to run this feature, use a right click in the diagram > select Find in Project Browser so the diagram is selected in the browser.

Important - this feature can modify elements Alias field.

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Diagram Breadcrumb Trail: help section

Diagram Breadcrumb Trail: help section

eaUtils Breadcrumb Trail feature generates diagram hyperlinks to navigate back to linking diagrams. A linking diagram has at least one composite element that opens the current diagram. A composite element can be a business process, activity, use case, class, SysML block, etc.


Caution - important! this feature runs on the selected diagram from the Project Browser, hence a right click > eaUtils > Generate Breadcrumb trail in a displayed diagram will not act on this diagram if it is not selected in the project browser. Prior to run this feature, use a right click in the diagram > select Find in Project Browser so the diagram is selected in the browser.

Important - this feature can create hyperlinks objects on the diagram.

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