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etb

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Path as connection
« on: December 17, 2018, 15:55:14 PM »
According to the Archimate standard it is possible to represent a Path both as a box or as a connection. See: the relevant point in the standard.

In Archi however I am missing how can I make a Path as a connection. I can do it as box, but in the palette I do not see a way to do it as a double edged dashed arrow...
I am probably missing the obvious, but  how am I supposed to connect two elements with a Path represented as a connection and not as a box?

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Re: Path as connection
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 16:15:55 PM »
Actually a Path is not a relationship (connection), it is an element. An element connects to other elements via a relationship. So even if you could show the Path as a connection you would still have to connect it to other elements with relationships.
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Re: Path as connection
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 16:51:46 PM »
A Path is indeed an Element,  I did not mean to state differently. What I would like to know if it is possible to represent a Path as a double edged dashed arrow instead of a box with the correct icon.


According to the standard A path connects two or more nodes. A path is realized by one or more networks. A path can aggregate nodes. To use a box represents well the "A path can aggregate nodes", but I would to use the arrow to represent the "A path connects two or more nodes" when the nodes are indeed only 2.

If it is not possible, I will just use the box representation.

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Re: Path as connection
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2018, 19:06:11 PM »
Hi,

Archi does not support sur alternate representation for Path, Communication Network and Distribution Network. FWIW, I'm not aware of any tool supporting it.

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