Author Topic: No Icon/Image visual object in Archimate view ?  (Read 249 times)

rchevallier

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No Icon/Image visual object in Archimate view ?
« on: June 03, 2020, 16:07:12 PM »
Although these visual object exist in the canvas view (Block or Image), there seems to be no way to include an image in an Archimate view.
That would be useful for Legend/Logo or external reference display inside a view
Is there any reason such visual object is not proposed ?

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Re: No Icon/Image visual object in Archimate view ?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 16:09:21 PM »
We have future plans to merge the different types of Views so that this should be possible. See "combine views" https://www.archimatetool.com/roadmap/
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Re: No Icon/Image visual object in Archimate view ?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 16:13:59 PM »
Great. thanks  :)

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Re: No Icon/Image visual object in Archimate view ?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2020, 12:37:12 PM »
Good to hear - this would be really useful for some of our use cases
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Re: No Icon/Image visual object in Archimate view ?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2021, 11:42:21 AM »
I've found a way around this with Hervés excellent "Specialization" plugin: https://github.com/archi-contribs/specialization-plugin.
The plugin allows you to override the icon of an Archimate element.

This is not exactly beautiful, because only non-visual elements can be "decorated". Which means that you'll end up with "zombie" objects in your model repository.
However, it works, as demonstrated by the screenshot below :-)
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Re: No Icon/Image visual object in Archimate view ?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2021, 12:17:10 PM »
We're working on this now. See:

https://github.com/archimatetool/archi/issues/705

You'll be able to add user images to all objects - ArchiMate elements, notes, groups.
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Re: No Icon/Image visual object in Archimate view ?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 22:31:47 PM »
Having read the thread on images, it looks like there is a lot of thought and effort being put into adding images to Archi and ensuring compatibility with plugins like jArchi.

Having the ability to add images to archimate elements, groups, notes and stickies and also manage the image dimensions through jArchi would be immensely helpful.

I have recently been playing with the jArchi script to generate a single page HTML as a way to generate interactive documentation.  The use of markdown embedded in the model for documentation is a great idea. However, due to limiting factors in jArchi I tried a different approach; adapting the standard Jasper report to perform some regex substitution and render basic markdown within PDF reports.

Being able to automate inclusion of images in stickies/notes  from jArchi script and produce documentation from embedded markdown would be a game changer for me.

Keep up the great work!