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This page provides a summary of the significant updates in each build of the current major release. For more information, see the Help.

V5 Beta2 - v 5.0.1.2

This is a significant change to eaDocX, as we now have the generator working in the background. We won’t bore you with the technical details, but it means you can :

  • Cancel the generator it doesn’t look like the document is how yo would like it
  • See what’s happening inside the generator, to understand what your document looks the way it does
  • It’s faster! Few updates to Word, so larger documents get quite a bit faster
  • Multi-document generation spins-off multiple process to generate all your documents.

Fixes:

  • no more endless loops when entering new license key
  • with complex auto-template documents, if a package is missing from the model, user is warned, and nothing is generated for that section.

4.3 June 2020

New features:

  • Smarter ‘Auto Templates’. This allows you to create an Auto-template Word document which you can use to create more complex documents more quickly. Previously, Auto-template document could have only one section which changed for each document (section had to be called ‘auto’ ).
    Now, you can create sections called, for example, “_Requirements” and when a document is created using this template, eaDocX will look for a packaged called “Requirements” under the source package.
    So you can have multiple sections, for example,  “_Requirements”, “_Issues”, “_Overview”, so each time you create a document using this template, provided your naming convention in EA is the same, eaDocX will look for “Requirements”, “Issues” and “Overview” packages, and print them in the appropriate sections.

Bug fixes:

  • Ref: 20200609:1 – Fixed error where Profile options redefine a heading style, and the new style is not present in the current document.
  • Ref: 20200610:1 – Fixed annoying error where both the Inline and Table editors occasionally produce either duplicate entries, or ignore changes.

4.2.3 - 6th April 2020

Removed the check in Auto-Templates which warns the user when an auto-template comes from a different repository. Enables auto-templates to be developed and tested using one repository, then deployed on another.
Fixes:

  • allows for import of Attribute.dataType with eaXL.
  • ‘Save As’ function for DM-managed documents now works as expected

4.2.2 - 31st March 2020

New setup dialog for Quick documents, and much better support for other Word templates in Quick documents. Gives easier access to the existing, and some new, Quick Document capabilities.

4.2.0.2 - 25th Feb 2020

  • minor fix to allow for correct date handelling and change marking with some National Language settings.

4.2 - 3rd Feb 2020

Lots of changes to eaXL:

  • All exports and imports are now asynchonous, yo as well as a progress indicator, you can also cancel an import/export if it’s not what you expected
  • User interface is also locked when this is happening
  • Bulk Import of relationships is now back – this got missed when moving from V3 to V4 (sorry)
  • Creating spreadsheets from a template is also back. Lets you create a ‘master’ spreasheet design, with tables and charts, and use it on multiple sheets with similar content
  • eaXL help now updated – sorry for the delay…
  • Lots of other minor changes and fixes

4.1.19 - 2nd January 2020

Added new setting to allow for export of all diagrams in BITMAP format, which fixes the issue of the right-hand part of the image box not appearing, but can make the image a bit fizzy sometimes.

default bahaviour is as current – export as METAFILE. Option to change is in APPLICATION settings, under ‘Diagram Settings’: “Use a bitmap format when copying diagrams from EA”

4.1.18 - 8th November 2019

New feature to add an option to choose the Word paragraph style for the table caption, to help with the new feature from 4.1.17.

4.1.17 - 6th November 2019

New feature to allow for tables to have automically generated names, if they are ‘inline tables’ – hat is, table of attributes from just one element.

Also fix to use of EA searches in eaXL.

4.1.15 - 25th October 2019

New function added to make it easier to print instances of elements. There are now two ways: existing way (as used by Quick Document) creates a profile for each kind of element which has instances. New way, for situations where all the elements of a type are similar, uses just a single profile for all instances of all elements. See printing instances and inheriting profiles for instances in the help for more details

4.1.14 - 17th October 2019

By popular request, the ‘Compare’ function has been added back into eaDocX/Excel. This allows you to compare what’s in your spreadsheet with what’s in EA BEFORE you import data back into EA. See help

4.1.13 - 4th October 2019

Added new feature to allow eaDocX to use attribute colors from EA, instead of conditional formatting. See https://store.eadocx.com/help/index.html?using_ea_colors.htm

4.1.12 - 30th September 2019

Fixed issue with printing of instances

Instances (elements of type ‘Object’) will now print with the eaDocX Profile for ‘Object’, if no profile can be found for the specific instance

This MAY make a difference to existing documents, which DO have profiles for instances of specific types, but which hae chosen to delete some of them so as not to print specific instances.

If this applies to you, please contact support@eadocx.com

4.1.11.2 - 23rd September 2019

New: eaDocX can now use Word style names which have spaces. This is the oldest EA bug, and comes from a restriction of the Word HTML API, which we’ve now found a way around.

Fixes: various fixes to the UI for Document Management.

4.1.10.0 - 22nd July 2019

New Feature: eaDocX can now print Attributes (that is, attributes of classes) using scripts. Please rememner that these scripts get passed a list of Attribute GUIDs, not element ones.

4.1.9.0 - 7th July 2019

  • started to add support for new Phone Home function. This is currently in test, so please ignore any strange messages!

New Features:

  • two new attributes for any element: ‘Appears in diagrams’ and ‘appears in diagrams – hyperlink’. Shows in which diagrams an element appears, or a hyperlink to the diagram (if it appears in the document)

4.1.8.4 - 4th June 2019

Fixed error with UI for eaDocX/XL, when defining new related elements.

4.1.8.3 - 28th May 2019

Fixes

  1. removed timeout on running of scripts, so they no longer show a ‘timeout’ message if they are taking a long time to run.
  2. changed behaviour when adding new sections from the EA project browser. Now only generates new Profiles for elements which don’t already have one, instead of overwriting them all.

4.1.8.1 - 15th May 2019

  • new feature to allow for loading of Report formats from an exrternal Profile XML file. Makes it easier to put the same report into multiple documents
  • fix to loading of V3 document, where they have Element reports, and those element reports have custom formatting, and that custom formatting has nested formats.

4.1.7.1 - 30th April 2019

Significant change to eaXL, so that when opening a spreadsheet for the first time on a package, data will load asynchronously, so user has a change to say ‘cancel’ if it’s taking too long

Also, this process speeded-up a lot!

Fixes to generation of multiple document (from a diagram of documents) so it allows for external documents. Also more checks for external documents which are not found.

Fixes an error with 4.1.7.0 which had a missing DLL from the installer.

4.1.6.7 - 4th April 2019

Fix to adding of Document Version history in documents which use Document Management

4.1.6.6 - 27th March 2019

Fixes for:

  • printing of stereotyped Element Tests

4.1.6.5 - 21st Feb 2019

Fixed issues with ‘Save As’ for some documents.

4.1.6.4 - 4th Feb 2019

Fix to error when doing a ‘Quick Document’ on a diagram which has ‘Text’ elements.

4.1.6.3 - 12th December 2018

  • fixed issue with export of tagged-value data in eaXL using V3 profiles.
  • Also changed eaXL UI to make it scale better, and hopefully more readable. MAY also look better on high-DPI screens.
  • NOTE: eaXL Search is not tested in this version, due to lack of time. If you rely on this function, then don’t upgrade – yet.

4.1.6.2 - 10th December 2018

  • fix to eaXl, when opening new empty workbooks, and adding Package sheets

4.1.6.1

  • Fix to generation of heading greater than 6. Remember that to use headings >6, you must have heading styles in Word which do not have spaces, and add those styles to the document settings / Inline settings / Heading override

4.1.5.1 - 18th October 2018

Fixes:

  • Error when inserting images which are not present in the current repository
  • Error when removing/adding Document Management to some documents
  • Error where Element Report custom formatting options don’t display correctly.

4.1.4 - 10th August 2018

Fixes:

  • printing table caption for glossary table – now prints OK (Macki)
  • saving of table title (me)
  • tables now have CRLF between multiple related element entries (Christophe
  • immediate delete and refresh to Profile tree when stereotypes are deleted

4.1.3 - 8th August 2018

  • fixed error in eaXL for saving of columns which are data from related elements
  • fixed error in eaXL where it tried to edit Text and Boundary elements. Thanks Theresa
  • option to add style override to inline ‘description (notes) field removed – doesn’t make sense, and was ignored anyway
  • ‘Compare’ button in eaXL seemed to have retured – removed
  • Update to Table of Tables – this now works.

4.1.1 - 24th July 2018

  • 2 new options for Quick Documents: ‘Don’t show the ‘completed’ dialog box, and ‘don’t add the ‘document information’ section.
  • new operator for element reports: ‘is one of’, so can now have rules like ‘if Status is one of Open, Resolved’ then include in report

4.1.0.2 - 18th July 2018

New feature: generate a whole set of documents, as a batch. See online help

Fixes:

  • tables which have lists of links to other elements no longer have a comma, just a line-feed. Looks neater
  • Import of Profile into empty Word document now works OK.
  • Excel ‘export’ button re-connected. Don’t know how that happened…

4.0.8 - 6th July 2018

  • Fix to Conditional Formatting, so it loads correctly fron saved documents.
  • Change to Compact Document – no longer prints tagged values which have no value (that is, value same as the setting for ‘tagged value not available’. Makes documents look a bit tidier, especially when used with option to print TVs in Quick Documents.
  • Fixes to generation of children of instances – they now print when the parent instance is in a Quick Document
  • Fix to eaXL to support export of children of instances which are elements, not just other instances.
  • Change to Quick Document to print related elements/instances of instances. Seems to make some SysML documents look better

4.0.6 - 3rd July 2018

  • improvements to Quick Document,
    • allow for creation of both forward and reverse direction relationships,
    • generation of Tagged Values in quick docs. Both as Application settings, to preserve backward compatibility of user experience
    • When quick document based on a diagram, diagram will now print with all contents.
  • Fix to Quick Document in 4.0.5 which created a duplicate ‘Basic Path’ for structured use case
  • Fix to display of licence information or group licences. Removed ‘zero days remaining’ error

4.0.5 - 18th June 2018

Fixes:

  • User experience for editing attributes of multiple classes (Open package / Open ALL in Excel / Attributes) now same as editing attributes of a single class
    • This also now allows creation of attributes from multiple classes
    • Help added for this use case
  • Adding of additional worksheet now works again
  • UI now resizes better for small screen sizes.
  • Still no fix for screens with >96 DPI (e.g. Surface Pro) – but I am still trying….

4.0.4 - 4th June 2018

New Features: Now with editing of element feature links, so you can create, edit and delete attribute-to-attribute links. See https://youtu.be/97C2v9HWk2w

Major refresh of eaXL

  • All-new user interface: easier to find and export the data you need
  • Separate menus for eaDocX(Word) and eaXL – easier to use
  • eaDocX/XL workbooks and their worksheets/charts and ranges all appear as EA elements, so you can open them quickly from the EA PB. Make Excel spreadsheets an integral part of your model
  • Time-machine for Excel charts – go back to see what they looked like in older versions of your spreadsheets/models
  • Fast editing of Tagged values of Attributes
  • Full editing of connectors: update, create new and delete
  • Auto Templates lets you create lots of small documents with similar content.
  • Print Element comments, plus replies to comments. Just create a Quick Document on some elements which have comments, to see what’s possible.

Coming Soon – Add Prolaborate comments into your eaDocX documents.

Plus Bug FIxes:

There have been lots and lots of bug fixes in V4, including items from the eaDocX forum where fixes were specifically requested:

Forum Reference 1535 – Linked documents don’t generate where documents are saved on a OneDrive. Fix = Saves the temporary file in “Appdata”
Forum Reference 1528 – Incorrect generation of hyperlinks to related element Alias. Fixed
Forum Reference 1526 – Incorrect printing of Tagged values in multi-hop relationship tables. Fixed

Release 4.0.3.1

  • Change to auto-template generation of diagrams – stop generation of un-named elements (causes Word to fail)
  • fix to generator for printing of elements with multiple steretypes, all of which inherit the same profile.
  • added ‘Term’ to list of available element types when adding a new profile
  • Old eaXL help items no longer included in help, until help can be more generally updated

Release 4.0.3.0 New Features

  • Can now open Attributes/methods of an element, even where there are no existing ones specified
  • double-click in ‘Available Fields’ adds the column
  • double click in ‘Columns’ deletes it
  • some of the ‘first help’ has been implemented, to show users additional help the irst time they use an eaXL feature. Not all features have this enabled, and not all enabled feature have full explanations.

Bug FIxes:

  • eaXL ‘Export’ to a closed Workbook no longer produces a misleading error.
  • Sort function restored

Known Restrictions

  • no editing of sub-elements, apart from attributes/operations(methods) in eaXL
  • no editing of Project items, except for Project Glossary (terms)

4.0.2.1 - fix to Beta2

  • removed hard-coded debug link to First Help file.

4.0.2.0 - Second Beta

Fixes:

  • Repository defaults changed so that new worksheets save correctly in a repository which has never seen eaDocX V4 before
  • switching between the ‘Workbook’ and ‘Worksheet’ icons in the structure tree view now works properly.
  • eaXL No longer tries to export and import diagram notes

Issues indentified and fixed, but not yet released

  • 2 new options for Quick Documents: ‘Don’t show the ‘completed’ dialog box, and ‘don’t add the ‘document information’ section.
  • new operator for element reports: ‘is one of’, so can now have rules like ‘if Status is one of Open, Resolved’ then include in report

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