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Utilities for your EA models: sort elements, generate alias, diagram breadcrumb navigation

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eaUtils 1.16.1 released with the first SysML feature

Date: 25/10/2018

eaUtils 1.16 has been released with its first SysML feature for Systems Engineering and MBSE.

Its "Synchronize parts stereotypes" feature updates SysML stereotypes within the internal block diagram according to the associated block's stereotype, and custom mapping rules. This is useful when using an MDG that contains a toolbox and blocks/parts stereotypes such as hw block, sw block, hw part, sw part, etc. 

eaUtils 1.15 released

Date: 03/04/2018

The completed 1.15 version of eaUtils is available to download with a new Find in all Diagrams feature, an improved behaviour when running eaUtils addin on diagrams, and the Cloud connexion support (the correct DBMS is detected).

This feature has been shared via a video available from UMLChannel blog Youtube channel.

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EA User Group London 2018 - event tickets available

Date: 14/03/2018

I will attend the next London EA User Group on the 7th and 8th of June. More information is available from www.eausergroup.com/event.

Users testimonials page added

Date: 01/02/2018

A dedicated page has been added on this site to gather and share eaUtils users feedback and experience in using it. More information is available here.

eaUtils 1.14.1 features and automated tests published on UmlChannel blog

Date: 31/01/2018

 

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A review article about eaUtils 1.14 latest enhancements and the used automated tests process have been published on UML Channel:

eaUtils 1.14.1 available

Date: 18/01/2018

The completed 1.14 version of eaUtils is available to download both in the standard and portable installation formats.

eaUtils 1.14 Release Candidate 1 available

Date: 28/12/2017

The first RC of the new version 1.14 of eaUtils is available to download. It includes enhancements on the elements sorting (Object ID, sub elements support), breadcrumb trail (new options), cancel a process, etc.

Portable edition of eaUtils installation, first release in v1.13.3

Date: 28/11/2017

Where users have a professional PC with locked admin rights, eaUtils add-in couldn't be installed. To address this issue, I defined an alternate Portable edition of the installation file, released in version 1.13.3.

Initial tests have been successful so far.

eaUtils 1.13 first candidate release available

Date: 26/10/2017

eaUtils version 1.13 (build 1710-1) has been released today. Enhancements has been carried on the user interface and menus by moving options to the dialog window.

Automated tests preview posted on Youtube

An automated tests module running for eaUtils will be shared at my upcoming presentation at the next EA User Group in London (19/05/2017). 

A video preview of the initial version has been posted on UMLChannel Youtube channel: click here to open the article. More details such as support of other addins and scripts will be detailed at the EAUG!

eaUtils 1.12 is available

Date: 10/03/2017

The first official release of eaUtils version 1.12 (build 1612-4) is available. Features and enhancements:

  • Added a sort by modified or created date on diagrams within a package or composite element
  • Generate Alias: added an option to generate the alias for elements matching a single, selected stereotype. This can be useful e.g. for Archimate diagrams. This may be coupled with the object type restriction.
  • Improved locking control rules (element locks with or without security)
  • New sorting option: Sort numbering sequences including prefixes (e.g. REQ-1.1, REQ-1.2, REQ-1.10, REQ-1.15, REQ-2.0, REQ-2.1...) (asked by pli)
  • Package Tree Sorting popup window not closed when done to allow reviewing processed packages

eaUtils 1.11 review on Sparx Systems Community website

Date: 16/03/2016

An article about eaUtils latest feature has been published on Sparx Systems community site http://community.sparxsystems.com/

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eaUtils 1.11 is available

Date: 26/02/2016

eaUtils version 1.11 (release 1601-3) has been released with the following features and enhancements.

  • Sort elements from a selected package or composite element...
    • by Alias
    • by the default “BrowserOrder” or a configurable Custom Tagged Value
    • by Stereotype
    • by Name
  • Sort elements from a package tree selection by Alias, Tagged Value, Stereotype, or Name
  • Apply the default sorting order on a selected package or element
  • Sorting feature settings: enable case sensitive and extract integer from string values
  • Sort a package elements by the order displayed from top to bottom, or from left to right, on a diagram selected from the project browser (optional: ignore external elements)
  • Generate elements alias values according to their order in a diagram (top to bottom, or left to right)
  • Generate the breadcrumb trail on a diagram selected from the project browser
  • Update eaUtils settings
  • Check for update
  • About eaUtils dialog window
  • Open the online help section
  • eaUtils 1.11 also includes enhancements on the dialog popup windows (current settings and status are displayed).

 

Listed in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect third party addins

Date: 15/12/2015

eaUtils has been listed by Sparx Systems as a 3rd Party Add-In in the Model Management Category.

 

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eaUtils generate alias feature review published on UmlChannel blog

Date: 16/12/2015

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A review article about eaUtils generate alias feature has been published on umlchannel.com blog.

 

eaUtils breadcrumb trail feature review published on UmlChannel blog

Date: 10/12/2015

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A review article about eaUtils Breadcrumb trail has been published on umlchannel.com blog.

 

First official version of eaUtils available (v1.10)

Date: 16/12/2015

eaUtils version 1.10 (release 1511-7) is the first official release of this free addin for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

  • Sort elements from a selected package or composite element...by Alias, by the Tagged Value “BrowserOrder”, by Stereotype or by Name
  • Apply the default sorting order on a selected package or element
  • Sorting feature settings: enable case sensitive and extract integer from string values
  • Sort a package elements by the order displayed from top to bottom, or from left to right, on a diagram selected from the project browser (optional: ignore external elements)
  • Generate elements alias values according to their order in a diagram (top to bottom, or left to right)
  • Generate the breadcrumb trail on a diagram selected from the project browser
    Update eaUtils settings
  • Check for update
  • About eaUtils dialog window
  • Open the online help section