Bug Reports Archive (2009-2012)

Software Ideas Modeler

Bugs found in Software Ideas Modeler please report here.

23 September 2009 23:19:38

Stuart Masters 1 February 2010 8:59:44

Editing Class Attributes and operations

From ditectly without opening the properties page:

Only about the first 23 characters are displayed for editing

From within the properties page:

Selecting part of an operation name and selecting RightMouseClick Copy then paste into another field pastes the entire record rather than the selected text

If a function and its parameters are longer than the parameters are longer than 23 characters then the remainder is pushed into the type field and the original type filed is overwritten

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 2 February 2010 2:03:53

RE: Editing Class Attributes and operations

In fact, the problem is not the number of characters, but the name of class, which cannot contain the colon symbol. Currently I work on new version that should solve also this issue. The new version will have the full and real support of operation parameters. I expect that this version should be completed during next week.

Stuart Masters 2 February 2010 4:13:35

RE: Editing Class Attributes and operations


Just to clarify, the problem was not with the name of the clas, but with the names of attributes and operations within the class. These can initially be made as long as you like but as soon as you click on the class again they are truncated to 23 chars with about 12 of the chars being transferred to the "Type" field and the rest thrown away.

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 2 February 2010 9:48:35

RE: RE: Editing Class Attributes and operations

Thanks for the clarification.

In my response, I wanted to write "the name of operation" instead of "the name of class". It was so probably because I wrote it late at night :)

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 15 February 2010 20:45:46

RE: RE: RE: Editing Class Attributes and operation

Fixed in 3.0.

Frank 30 January 2010 8:44:07

Installation doesn't work

Hi all,

i tried to install this tool but ist doesn't work. I get a "installation stopped working -> send to microsoft" event. Can anybody help me with this. Are there any prerequisite i have to care of before installation.



Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 30 January 2010 12:31:10

RE: Installation doesn't work


probably you haven't installed .NET Framework 3.5. You can download it here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/0/3/703455ee-a747-4cc8-bd3e-98a615c3aedb/dotNetFx35setup.exe

Software Ideas Modeler does not require any installation (except for installation of .NET Framework in older versions of Windows). Just unzip the file and run the SoftwareIdeasModeler.exe.

Stuart Masters 28 January 2010 4:23:14

System Architect

When adding values to objects on object diagrams, any existing values are re-added and all values can never be deleted

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 28 January 2010 10:47:00

RE: System Architect

Thank you for the report. This problem will be removed within 12 hours.

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 28 January 2010 20:45:19

RE: RE: System Architect

As I promised, the new version (2.62) with the fix is now available for download.

Zidjian 17 December 2009 18:01:28

Deleting a Model

When deleting a model from the project a Invalid Cast Exception is thrown in Version 2.0.3625.28206

System.InvalidCastException: Unable to cast object of type 'SoftwareIdeasModeler.MdiChildrenForms.StartForm' to type 'SoftwareIdeasModeler.MdiChildrenForms.EditorForm'.

at SoftwareIdeasModeler.MainForm.CloseWindowWithModel(Model model)

at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.RaiseEvent(Object key, EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e)

at System.Wind

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 19 December 2009 15:49:01

RE: Deleting a Model

Fixed in version 2.50.

Zidjian 18 December 2009 0:00:20

RE: Deleting a Model

The Model will be still deleted as wished.

Zidjian 16 December 2009 19:54:39

Export to PDF...

Export to PDF throws a NonImplementedException in Version 2.0.3625.28206:

System.NotImplementedException: The method or operation is not implemented.

at SoftwareIdeasModeler.Drawing.PdfGraphics.get_Clip()

In Version 1.52 this function has worked, though.

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 19 December 2009 15:49:20

RE: Export to PDF...

Fixed in version 2.50.

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 16 December 2009 21:40:05

RE: Export to PDF...

Thanks for the report. It will be fixed very soon.

Excirial 12 December 2009 23:39:09

Serialisation Error on copying Drawing.Text Elemen


The program reports a serialization error when copying a Drawing.Text item with custom styles enabled.


1) Create a new Drawing.text element.

2) Add some random text to the element

3) Open the Item Properties and set Style to Custom, leaving the settings on default.

4) Now select the item and press CTRL + C or select Copy in the edit menu.

5) A serialization error will be reported.


Onject cannot be serialized. Sytem.Runtume.Serialisation.Seriali

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 19 December 2009 15:49:56

RE: Serialisation Error on copying Drawing.Text El

Fixed in version 2.50.

Excirial 13 December 2009 0:19:10

RE: Serialisation Error on copying Drawing.Text El

After a few more tries it seems related to the custom styles. They don't seem to work properly on any object (Changes don't display).

Also, any object with a custom style errors out when attempting to copy it, not only text objects.

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 13 December 2009 11:05:30

RE: RE: Serialisation Error on copying Drawing.Tex

This bug will be removed with the next version within a few days.