Tons of Tips for SparxSystems Enterprise Architect
Tons of Tips for SparxSystems Enterprise Architect
About the Book
This book is de successor to the best-selling 'Fifty Enterprise Architect Tricks'. It contains even more tips updated to version 14 of Enterprise Architect, a fully new and playful case, and a bonus app to write ShapeScripts easier.
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- About the author
The rules of the game ‘Werewolves of Woodhurst Willow’
- The goal of the game
- The basic rules
- The preparation of the game
- The Laws of WoWW
- The village and its professions
Chapter 1: Elementary, My Dear Watson
- Tip 1.1: Understanding elements and their place in the EA model
- Tip 1.2: Adding elements by putting them on diagrams
- Tip 1.3: Bookmarking elements
- Tip 1.4: Finding elements in the Project Browser
- Tip 1.5: Finding elements in all diagrams
- Tip 1.6: Deleting elements from the model
- Tip 1.7: Nesting elements
- Tip 1.8: Locking elements
- Tip 1.9: Easily importing elements
- Tip 1.10 A bit more advanced importing
- Tip 1.11: An elements default appearance
- Tip 1.12: Auto name counters
- Tip 1.13: Finding orphans
Chapter 2: Connecting Things
- Tip 2.1: Using the quick linker
- Tip 2.2: Repeat connector
- Tip 2.3: Adding related elements
- Tip 2.4: Put target element in diagram
- Tip 2.5: Exact placement of connectors
- Tip 2.6: Adding some bends
- Tip 2.7: Even curvier: the bezier curve
- Tip 2.8: Prompting on connector deletes
- Tip 2.9: Adding notes to connectors
- Tip 2.10: Docking elements
- Tip 2.11: Parent-child relationships, drag-and-drop style
- Tip 2.12: Showing the ‘namespace’ of linked elements
- Tip 2.13: Converting a linked element to a local copy
- Tip 2.14: Creating a link directly from the Project Browser
- Tip 2.15: Reusing the information model to label information flows
- Tip 2.16: Some tricks with the relationship matrix
Chapter 3: The Diagram has it!
- Tip 3.1: Copy a diagram to the clipboard
- Tip 3.2: Same size
- Tip 3.3: Manual layouting
- Tip 3.4: Using autolayout
- Tip 3.5: My favorite diagram!
- Tip 3.6: Change diagram type
- Tip 3.7: Package on a diagram
- Tip 3.8: Quick zooming
- Tip 3.9: A real copy or only a reference?
- Tip 3.10: Pardon my French
- Tip 3.11: A simple legend
- Tip 3.12: A more advanced legend
- Tip 3.13: Status colors on diagrams
- Tip 3.14: Putting the same element on the diagram twice - really?
- Tip 3.15: Copying diagrams in different ways
- Tip 3.16: Attribute notes on the diagram
Chapter 4: Toolbox, Types and Tagged Values
- Tip 4.1: Toolbox Visibility
- Tip 4.2: Create your own toolbox
- Tip 4.3: General Types
- Tip 4.4: Stereotypes visualized
- Tip 4.5: Tagged Value Types
- Tip 4.6: Inheriting tagged values
- Tip 4.7: Applying a tagged value to multiple elements
- Tip 4.8: Adding a diagram property to the toolbox
- Tip 4.9: The order of the elements in the toolbox
- Tip 4.10: Setting a default element size
- Tip 4.11: An icon for elements in the toolbox
- Tip 4.12: Working with metatypes
- Tip 4.13: The shapescripting canvas
- Tip 4.14: Some shapescripting limitations
- Tip 4.15: Hiding connector labels
Chapter 5: Workflow Management
- Tip 5.1: Searching for work
- Tip 5.2: The slideshow
- Tip 5.3: Filtering
- Tip 5.4: Discuss it!
- Tip 5.5: Visualize workflow the old way
- Tip 5.6: Visualize workflow - the new Kanban style!
- Tip 5.7: A simple todo list
- Overview of shortcuts
- Bonus: the shapescripter app
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