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> I have another one question - how to attach file to diagram ? to component ? to model ? Is it possible? Usually software specifications, tasks descriptions, presentations, BRD, FRD documents etc. are in MS Office (Word/Power Point) format.  I need to store it inside the model (inside the Archi). Is it possible ?


Archi saves its data as an XML file so you can't store other files (except images) "inside" the file. You can create URLS in the "Documentation" field or in a Property that link to other resources.

> why I can not share same components between different models and viewpoints in Archi ? It's not flexible and agile -)

Models are not linked. This is so that they remain discrete and portable without inter-dependencies. You can only copy diagram elements between them in Views. It is a limitation that is inherent in the "one model = one file" design.
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Hi Phil.

Thank you for response.

I have another one question - how to attach file to diagram ? to component ? to model ? Is it possible?

Usually software specifications, tasks descriptions, presentations, BRD, FRD documents etc. are in MS Office (Word/Power Point) format.

I need to store it inside the model (inside the Archi). Is it possible ?

Second question:

I created two new models ("1" and "2") with view points ("1-1" and "2-1"). In "1-1" I created component named "Data Integration-1".

I would like to drag-n-drop component "Data Integration-1" from model "1-1" into model "2-1". But Archi can not do this.

So, my question is  - why I can not share same components between different models and viewpoints in Archi ? It's not flexible and agile -)

Alex.
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Hi Alex,

as you found out, creating a new diagram (View) won't automatically populate it for you. You'll need to decide what elements and relations belong in that view and drag and drop them from the Models tree into the View.

Other people may have tips for making this process quicker.

Phil
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Archi bundles Java 8 so this is not affected by Oracle's licensing changes. If and when we bundle a later version of Java 11 then it will have to be the OpenJDK version. Note that there are no 32-bit versions of these.

You can remove the bundled version of Java from Archi by deleting the "jre" folder in Archi's installation folder. Archi will then use the Java that is installed on the system. On a Mac this is inside the bundle package.
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General Archi Discussion / Repackaging Archi with OpenJDK instead of Oracle Java?
« Last post by jdmumper on October 30, 2018, 12:04:39 PM »
My company is starting to look at removing Oracle Java and replacing it with OpenJDK to avoid next year's Oracle Java licensing change and its associated new expense. Is there a plan to re-release Archi with OpenJDK bundled instead of Oracle Java? I know Eclipse supports OpenJDK, so this *shouldn't* be a big deal. Of course the other option would just be releasing an unbundled version of Archi.

BTW, I use the MacOS X version of Archi that comes bundled by default.

Thanks!
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Hello!

I just started to use ArchiMate. Everything is fine but I faced with the question:

if I create several diagrams (view points, layers) like Motivation, Business Process, Application, Technological then how to gather all it together in one single point of view (Layer) with relationships between their components ? I need to create one point of view to see everything (all layers of Enterpise Architecture) from top to bottom and vise-versa.

To do it I created another one new diagram and choosed ViewPoint - Layered. But it was empty diagram.

Am I right if I say that I should drug-and-drop components from different diagrams (views) to Layered viewpoint diagram(view) ?

Or if I'm wrong please help me to find techique which can do it instead of me...

Thank you!
Alex.

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General Archi Discussion / Modeling a Docker infrastructure
« Last post by UdoM on October 30, 2018, 08:55:29 AM »
Hi Everyone

I work as a System Engineer in a medium sized company where we're thinking about using Archimate to document our infrastructure. As being new to Enterprise Architecture and Archimate you can imagine that I'm currently having a hard but interesting time trying to get a grip on the concept...

I got myself a copy of Gerben Wierda's "Mastering Archimate", an installation of Archi (which is a great application I enjoy using very much! Thank you very much for providing a great application to the community!) and I'm now trying to model a part of our infrastructure (yes, maybe I should start with something a little less complicated...), the part of infrastructure we're using to run an application which is build on top of docker technology.

Step 1: Model the docker architecture (as detailed as it is described on https://docs.docker.com/engine/docker-overview/, without "The underlying technology").

Attached is an image of my first idea, with some questions written on it. As you can see, I'm stuck...

Any advise or input is greatly appreciated!

Kind regards,
Udo
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General Archi Discussion / Re: Can Jarchi trigger archi menu actions?
« Last post by rfamans on October 29, 2018, 07:57:28 AM »
Ok, thanks. I will try to see if I can get my way around with looking into the underlying Java.
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General Archi Discussion / Re: Can Jarchi trigger archi menu actions?
« Last post by Phil Beauvoir on October 28, 2018, 23:01:41 PM »
Yes, it's possible, but you have to be familiar with the underlying Java code:

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var CLOSE = Java.type("org.eclipse.ui.actions.ActionFactory").CLOSE;
var action = CLOSE.create(workbenchwindow);
action.run();

Best thing would be to open a feature request so that it is exposed as a jArchi feature.
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General Archi Discussion / Can Jarchi trigger archi menu actions?
« Last post by rfamans on October 28, 2018, 22:30:58 PM »
Is it possible to initiate Archi menu actions (e.g. close the active view) via a Jarchi script? Would be great to know how this could be done.

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