Bug Reports Archive (2009-2012)

Software Ideas Modeler

Bugs found in Software Ideas Modeler please report here.

23 September 2009 23:19:38

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 21 August 2011 12:14:30

RE: RE: RE: can not use line tool

The grips around line works now too (version 4.100).

mawby 26 July 2011 2:12:24

XMI Import Associations

When importing UML 1.4 the associations are created but are not linked to the classes they belong to. I can supply an example XMI file if needed.

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 26 July 2011 2:27:13

RE: XMI Import Associations

I'll check it out. If you send me some example by e-mail, it would be better.

Win7 64bit 17 July 2011 18:53:20

Crashes on Win7 64bit

I wanted to try this tool out but both the Zip package and the installer crashed at the start up -- the logo shows up and the program immediately crashes. Thanks for the fix.

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 18 July 2011 0:29:02

RE: Crashes on Win7 64bit

I apologize for this problem. New version will be officially released very soon.

Meanwhile you can use this hot fix:


error 5 July 2011 23:09:10

Draw Polygon occur error

Desc: When draw Polygon, only click left mouse with no move, will occur error. error information as bellow:

System.ArgumentException: 参数无效。

在 System.Drawing.Drawing2D.GraphicsPath.AddPolygon(PointF[] points)

在 SoftwareIdeasModeler.Visualisation.DiagramDrawer.DrawPolygonShadow(ConcreteDiagramItem item, ItemStyle style, PointF[] outline, RectangleF bounds)

在 SoftwareIdeasModeler.Core.DiagramItems.Drawing.PolygonItem.DrawElement(DiagramDrawer drawer, DrawingParameters param)

在 SoftwareIdeasModeler.Core.Projecting.ConcreteDiagramItem.Draw(DiagramDrawer drawer, DrawingParameters param)

在 SoftwareIdeasModeler.Visualisation.DiagramDrawer.Draw(DiagramLayer layer, ConcreteDiagramItem item)

在 SoftwareIdeasModeler.Visualisation.DiagramDrawer.Draw(DiagramLayer layer, Rectangle clipArea)

在 SoftwareIdeasModeler.Visualisation.DiagramDrawer.Draw(Diagram diagram, Rectangle drawBounds)

在 SoftwareIdeasModeler.SimDiagramControl.SimDiagramControl_Paint(Object sender, PaintEventArgs e)

在 System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnPaint(PaintEventArgs e)

在 System.Windows.Forms.Control.PaintWithErrorHandling(PaintEventArgs e, Int16 layer, Boolean disposeEventArgs)

在 System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmPaint(Message& m)

在 System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)

在 System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)

在 System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Message& m)

在 System.Windows.Forms.UserControl.WndProc(Message& m)

在 System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)

在 System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)

在 System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 10 July 2011 8:24:13

RE: Draw Polygon occur error

Fixed in version 4.98.

Johan 28 June 2011 15:20:07

Copy-paste not working in linux

Using opensuse 11.4, gnome 2.32.1 and mono 2.8.2. It's not possible to copy-paste objects, not with hot keys nor menu commands. This works perfectly in windows though...

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 10 July 2011 8:26:55

RE: Copy-paste not working in linux

It seems to be a problem of mono implementation. However, I will try to fix it or create some workaround on SIM side.

BWSoft 27 June 2011 3:22:02

Tools>Types not allowed

Inputing personal Type of Data the Software don't save the modify

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 27 June 2011 15:09:09

RE: Tools>Types not allowed

Try this hot fix - it should solve your problem:


This fix will be part of version 4.98.

Serge 17 May 2011 3:09:04

I can not download SIM

I can not download SIM from download page. Please, check it.

Serge 17 May 2011 3:17:35

RE: I can not download SIM

it strange, the download is already working

Serge 17 May 2011 3:11:35

RE: I can not download SIM

I can't download SIM this version

Software Ideas Modeler (v.4.96) - ZIP Package

Serge 17 May 2011 3:18:04

RE: RE: I can not download SIM

it strange, the download is already working

Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 17 May 2011 3:24:18

RE: RE: RE: I can not download SIM

Maybe some very short connection failure at webhosting/internet provider.

SIM is also available in some mirrors, for example: http://download.cnet.com/Software-Ideas-Modeler-Portable/3000-2383_4-75322007.html?tag=rb_content;main

R2C2 2 May 2011 12:37:44

corrupted file or broken load routine

I encountered a problem which leads to SIM not being able to load my file anymore. I was adding two sequence diagrams and a state diagram. While doing that nothing special happened. Saving worked just fine. But after closing SIM I cannot reopen my file anymore. When invoking SIM with the file as a parameter I get the following exception:


System.InvalidCastException: Cannot cast from source type to destination type.

at SoftwareIdeasModeler.Core.DiagramItems.UmlObjects.ConcreteUmlSequenceAction.UpdateBounds () [0x00000]

at SoftwareIdeasModeler.Core.DiagramItems.UmlObjects.ConcreteUmlSequenceAction.BindToEntities (SoftwareIdeasModeler.Core.Projecting.Diagram diagram) [0x00000]

at SoftwareIdeasModeler.Core.Projecting.Project.BindEntities () [0x00000]

at SoftwareIdeasModeler.ProjectXml.SimXmlReader.Load () [0x00000]

at SoftwareIdeasModeler.Program.RunMainWindow (System.Windows.Forms.Form splash) [0x00000]


Clicking on "continue" results in closing the application.

When using the File->Open I get the same Exception just at SoftwareIdeasModeler.ProjectHelper.OpenProject (SoftwareIdeasModeler.MainForm mainForm, System.String filename) [0x00000] instead of SoftwareIdeasModeler.Program.RunMainWindow (System.Windows.Forms.Form splash) [0x00000].

Fortunately, I have versioned my diagrams, so only two diagrams are lost. As I said, I first encountered no problems. I even did two commits with the broken file.



Dusan Rodina - softwareideas.net 2 May 2011 14:32:34

RE: corrupted file or broken load routine

Nothing should be lost in your file. You can try this hot fix: http://www.softwareideas.net/SoftwareIdeasModeler.4.95HotFix.zip

It fixes also the problem with multi-object lifelines.

This hot fix will be included into the next official release, which I plan to publish this week.

R2C2 3 May 2011 0:55:36

RE: RE: corrupted file or broken load routine

Wow! You are great! It works just fine.

Thank you very much.


R2C2 30 April 2011 5:41:00

Multi-object on Sequence diagrams does not work pr

When drawing sequence diagrams, I found some problem with the "multi-object" property of lifelines. Setting multi-object to true (checking the checkbox) first seems to work, but when I click somewhere or just move the mouse the lifeline graphic gets broken and finally seems to grow beyond the visible area. That way this feature is unusable.

BTW: Normally the the names of the lifelines should be underlined in order to show that they are objects, not classes,