Archive of old comments.

24 March 2013 16:39:18

Dusan Rodina - 1 April 2012 14:31:50

RE: RE: Active Class representation ?

As I promised - the proposed features were implemented in version 5.11, which is now available for download.

Adam 4 March 2012 13:40:45

XMI export broken?


I have just started using SIMP and I like what I see so far, except that exporting a project to XMI does not seem to work. Whenever I do that, it saves a file with only the bare minimum structure, ignoring the diagram that I have saved in the project.

Does it have something to do with the fact that I'm using the non-commercial license?

Dusan Rodina - 4 March 2012 15:23:57

RE: XMI export broken?


XMI is not yet fully implemented, but it will be improved soon.

Export is the same one in all editions.

John 7 November 2011 8:42:17

Importing Database (Reverse Eng.)

I see that MS SQL Server is the only database currently supported. Will you be adding MySQL in version 5?

Any approximate timeline for v5 release?



Dusan Rodina - 7 November 2011 15:18:25

RE: Importing Database (Reverse Eng.)

If I will not encounter any problems during implementation, it will be included in version 5. Otherwise I will add it a little later in some minor version of version 5.

I want to release version 5 this year. So far it seems I could manage it.

Jerry 2 November 2011 8:18:57

lost printers and how to search forums

When I first installed I was able to print to a local printer. However, after shutting down the program the first time and restarting, I no longer see printers listed when I attempt to print. I've rebooted and notice that none of my other programs have this issue. I've been printing from Outlook, Acrobat, etc. with no issues.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. (There appears to be no way to search your Forum to see if anyone else has had this issue. Search capability would be great here.)


Jerry 2 November 2011 12:20:03

RE: lost printers and how to search forums

For any of you running a file integrity security suite, like Comodo, running SoftwareIdeasModeler in a limited mode will certainly limit its ability to see printers/faxes and to be able to cut/copy/paste and who knows what other Windows services. I had made an attempt to turn off the Comodo suite, but this component was still active.

Hence, I found my issue and no longer need assistance.


Dusan Rodina - 2 November 2011 12:35:41

RE: RE: lost printers and how to search forums

I'm happy that you solved the problem.

I answer to your question about forum. I plan to completely change this forum. There will be also search and other improvements that will lead to better usability. But is will be probably at the beginning of year 2012. Current priorities are:

1) Bug fixes for 4.x

2) Finish new major version - 5

3) Improve this web site (including this forum)

Jerry 2 November 2011 9:56:40

RE: lost printers and how to search forums

Also notice that I cannot copy/paste text in the Documentation tab for widgets. Wonder if this is a design decision or whether I've got some COM interface issue that's keeping me from this and printing.

Again, thanks for any assistance you can provide.

Jerry 2 November 2011 8:26:07

RE: lost printers and how to search forums

Meant to give you this too:

System.Drawing.Printing.InvalidPrinterException: No printers are installed.

at System.Drawing.Printing.PrinterSettings.GetHdevmodeInternal()

at System.Drawing.Printing.PrinterSettings.GetHdevmode(PageSettings pageSettings)

at System.Drawing.Printing.PrintController.OnStartPrint(PrintDocument document, PrintEventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.PrintControllerWithStatusDialog.OnStartPrint(PrintDocument document, PrintEventArgs e)

at System.Drawing.Printing.PrintController.Print(PrintDocument document)

at System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument.Print()

at System.Windows.Forms.PrintPreviewControl.ComputePreview()

at System.Windows.Forms.PrintPreviewControl.CalculatePageInfo()

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallbackDo(ThreadMethodEntry tme)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallbackHelper(Object obj)

at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.runTryCode(Object userData)

at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.RuntimeHelpers.ExecuteCodeWithGuaranteedCleanup(TryCode code, CleanupCode backoutCode, Object userData)

at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)

at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallback(ThreadMethodEntry tme)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallbacks()

David 29 October 2011 15:44:51

I want to reorder the sequence of diagrams in the

I want to reorder the sequence of diagrams in the project, does it support? Thank you.

Dusan Rodina - 30 October 2011 5:18:33

RE: I want to reorder the sequence of diagrams in

Unfortunately, it is not possible in version 4.x, but it will be one of new features in version 5.

Fran 27 October 2011 3:51:41

Fragments in Sequence Diagramas


I want to create an alt fragment and divide it in several options in a sequence diagram. But I don't know if I can do it and, in each part, write a conditional sentence to go in.

Dusan Rodina - 27 October 2011 4:36:00

RE: Fragments in Sequence Diagramas


1. Drag Interaction operand from toolbox to the Alt fragment

2. Click using right mouse button on inserted interaction operand and from context menu choose Properties. Properties dialog will be open. In this dialog, choose Interaction Operand tab and type condition in Guard Condition field.

27 October 2011 10:28:26

RE: RE: Fragments in Sequence Diagramas

Thank you very much, it worked :)

Linas 26 October 2011 6:49:39

ERD diagram

Hi, I need to show optional participation (dotted line), how can I do that?

Dusan Rodina - 26 October 2011 7:13:41

RE: ERD diagram

There are multiple notations of ERD with many modifications. Software Ideas Modeler uses basic Crow's Foot Notation.

Optional participation is expressed using 0..1 or 0..n relations. You can insert such relation directly from toolbox or change the multiplicity from Item Properties dialog (context menu/Properties -> Relationship tab -> Start multiplicity or End multiplicity)

Mahesh S Deshpane 12 September 2011 2:05:06

Having problem

Hi... I am using your software for the designing of the project diagrams. It works great but i am having some difficulties with the designing. it is very difficult to adjust the line in the DFDs. when I open saved file some of the fields are automatically vanished and the data flow arrows are disturbed. So will you tell me the solution of the problem??

Thank you

Dusan Rodina - 12 September 2011 3:02:58

RE: Having problem


could I ask you whether you use the current version (4.101)?

If so, I will need more details about this problem. What kind of fields is vanished? Or if you can make screenshot before saving and after opening and sent it to my e-mail, it would help me to solve this problem faster.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

J Hones 19 August 2011 7:14:09

Multiple license purchased, receipt not received

I purchased a multi-license for my development team, but I did not receive a receipt or activation code.

Usually I would not post this on a forum, but I could not find any contact information on the website.

please post some contact information.