MagicDraw UML

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No Magic Inc vs Dassault Systèmes 3DS CATIA Magic product names for UML/SysML tools

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No Magic Inc., the developers of the MagicDraw/Cameo tools for Unified Modeling Language (UML®) and Systems Modeling Language (SysML®) - have been acquired by Dassault Systèmes, and the MagicDraw/Cameo family of software tools is undergoing rebranding.

Cameo Simulation Toolkit: v19SP3: GOTCHA/BUG: When a Property is typed by an abstract Block an instance of a concrete specialising Block (where available) will automatically be created and assigned even when the lower multiplicity is 0

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MagicDraw/Cameo 19SP3: Activity Diagrams: Pin display mode 'Position of Labels' does not work correctly for 'Name And Type Labels Inside', only shows the Name inside (not the Label)

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UML/SysML: MagicDraw/Cameo: WARNING: If you assign a value to a Slot for an untyped Property then assign a ValueType later it will DELETE your assigned value! Assign a type first .

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MagicDraw/Cameo: GOTCHA: When applying a numerical default to a value property make sure the value property has already been typed by Real or Integer (or a ValueType that extends one of them) otherwise it will assign a LiteralString as default.

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Q: What types of simulation, execution, and calculation are available for SysML with MagicDraw/Cameo?

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There are a number of ways of simulating and executing various aspects of Systems Modeling Language (SysML®), and they are not just novelties! They also really help your models become more robust, logical, and organised.

There is "internal" tool simulation of Activities and StateMachines based on fUML (or variations of it).

Cameo Simulation Toolkit v19SP3: The "hover" feature for showing values of objects may show duplicates if there are redefined value properties.

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MagicDraw/Cameo: v19SP3: Property created by dragging onto a Class or Block a symbol of a Classifier named with a single letter capital name 'N' has a poor name 'N:N'

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UML-2.5.1 does NOT permit a trigger or guard on a Transition from an initial pseudostate in a StateMachine but Cameo/MagicDraw does (please avoid).

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MagicDraw/Cameo: The tagged values HTML editor can't handle overlines or all macrons.

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MagicDraw/Cameo: HOWTO share a "Block-to-Block" ItemFlow - that was created by 'Between Part Types' mode - between two Connectors. (FYI only, not a Webel-recommended technique.)

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MagicDraw/Cameo: If you use ItemFlow mode 'Between Part Types', on application again of a Classifier as ItemFlow to a Connector in a 2nd context Block it may tell you an ItemFlow exists between Blocks that type parts connected elsewhere.

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MagicDraw/Cameo: If redisplay of an Association with an InformationFlow or ItemFlow creates a strange extra dashed line with «ItemFlow» keywords (separate from the Association) just remove (only) that extra dashed line from the diagram.

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MagicDraw/Cameo: The ordering of feature in a SysML IBD :features compartment may differ from that in its defining Block (and there are no corresponding display options for controlling sorting).

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MagicDraw/Cameo: BUG: Sometimes the 'Show Inherited' display feature does not work immediately on Class and Block compartments or SysML IBD :features compartments unless you toggle a compartment (close then re-open it).

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MagicDraw/Cameo v19SP3: uses the Block compartment name 'signal receptions' instead of just 'receptions'. [CLAIMED FIXED in v2021x]

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MagicDraw/Cameo: HOWTO get back an InformationFlow or ItemFlow when it vanishes from a redrawn Connector

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MagicDraw/Cameo 19SP3: Can't seem to show {control} notation on control Pin

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Webel recommends when using MagicDraw/Cameo: AVOID the "elided Pin" abstract ObjectNode notation on Activity Diagrams, use explicit Pins!

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MagicDraw/Cameo: DO NOT use the ObjectNode menu item on Activity Diagrams ever!

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MagicDraw/Cameo SP193: Offers the display option to show the name and type label inside a Pin symbol, but it does not seem to work.

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MagicDraw/Cameo: ERROR: Incorrectly uses 2 ObjectFlow edges and a CentralBufferNode in place of "elided Pin notation" instead of an abstract ObjectNode symbol and 2 arrow symbols (that are supposed to represent together 2 Pins and 1 ObjectFlow edge)

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MagicDraw/Cameo: There are lots of spelling mistakes in the ISO-80000 ModelLibrary

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Webel's Best Practice policy notes for UML and SysML and the MagicDraw/Cameo tools

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The Webel Best Practice items for SysML (and UML) (tuned for the MagicDraw/Cameo tools) represent the world's most comprehensive guide to robust, fluent, enjoyable, consistent modelling for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), developed over two decades, and proven to work on extremely demanding real-world projects!

Screencast: Mini tutorial: UML/SysML: Cameo Simulation Toolkit: Send and receive a Signal using a SendSignalAction and an AcceptEventAction

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A very simple demonstration of sending a Signal using a SendSignalAction and receiving it with an AcceptEventAction within Activities. Uses SysML but the same applies to UML.

Uses Cameo Simulation Toolkit for MagicDraw SysML and Cameo System Modeler.

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Screencast: Mini tutorial: UML/SysML: Cameo Simulation Toolkit: StateMachine with doActivity and a Transition with a ChangeEvent trigger

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A very simple demonstration of a StateMachine with a doActivity and a Transition that uses a trigger with a ChangeEvent for checking a value. Uses SysML but the same applies to UML.

Uses Magic Model Analyst® (Cameo Simulation Toolkit®) for MagicDraw SysML and Cameo System Modeler Enterprise Edition.

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Screencast: Mini tutorial: UML/SysML: Cameo Simulation Toolkit: StateMachine with entry Activity and Transition guard

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A very simple demonstration of a StateMachine with an entry Activity and Transitions that use guards to check a value. Uses SysML but the same applies to UML.

Uses Cameo Simulation Toolkit for MagicDraw SysML and Cameo System Modeler.

© Copyright 2020 Darren R C Kelly (Webel IT Australia). All rights reserved.

MagicDraw UML zone

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Dr Darren of Webel IT Australia is a long-term MagicDraw® user, and previously worked for the developers No Magic Inc as a consultant and trainer (Expert Advisor for Science, Engineering, and Education).
This zone is primarily about applications of MagicDraw® to software engineering wi