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My personal ideas and suggestions


#1

I hope a few personal suggestions may help you to make TDM even better than it is now

  1. Repeated “Tools/Application view” clicks open several applicationview panels. The same is for “physical model explorer”. Is it a bug ora feature?

  2. “Zoom in” and “Zoom out” buttons may be much more useful if allowingthe user to immediately zoom in or zoom out. The current behaviour is:1.Click zoom in 2. Move the mouse and click in the stage 3. Move themouse, seek the previous instrument and clickit again. I propose 1.Click “zoom in” one or several times 2. Go on working

  3. Panels can’t be dragged. Nevertheless, you can start dragging them.

  4. In “Model verification” the most important sub-panel is the bottomone, the “log panel” with warnings, errors and hints. When warnings anderrors are fired, there’s no enough space to display them and the usermust scroll down. If the user resize that panel, the original smallsize is set the next time Model verification is run: it doesn’tremember the size. It may be useful

  5. In “Model verification” the option “Check duplicate names” isdisabled for default. I think enabling it would be much more polite(think that while editing Toad always alert for duplicate names: itmeans that that kind of errors is worth to be cheked)

  6. M:N relationships are supported only in logical model. This is so sad! I miss Case Studio (only in this occasion…)

  7. On my PC, no matter if I disable “Align to grid”, entity are always aligned to grid. The only workaround is setting grid size to (1,1)

  8. “Create Primary Keys, Alternate Keys and Indexes” for MySQL5 models should be set by default to “Inside CREATE TABLE Statement”: the other option is useless, it gives errors in MySQL5

  9. TDM rocks

  10. Really.


#2

Hello Arialdo,

Thanks for your ideas. Let me give you some tips and replies.

  1. It is a feature. Please read the following thread for some tips on how to take advantage of this feature:
    http://modeling.inside.quest.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10524

  2. Improvements on the zoom function are planned. E.g. CTRL+scroll mouse to zoom in/zoom out. - This request has CR # 37 111. We will deal with it.

  3. Please undock appropriate pane first to drag it then. - Press SHIFT and double-click the heading of the pane. Feel free to dock it to another place, or move it, close etc.
    Flash movie on the TDM3 layout and how to dock/undock panes is available at:
    http://modeling.inside.quest.com/entry.jspa?externalID=1665&categoryID=158

  4. Yes, you’re right. If you resize the Log area, it’s not remembered. (TDM3 only remembers the size of the dialog itself.) We will have a look at this problem. CR # 47 479.
    Just a note: You can hide the Log area and can see the messages only in Message Explorer. If you resize Message Explorer, close TDM and open again, the size will be remembered.

  5. Yes, it’s a bug. We will fix it. CR # 47 481.

  6. We will consider it. CR # 47 485.

  7. If you do not want to align the objects to grid, disable the Grid option (see the Grid icon in the toolbar).
    Note: If the Grid option is selected, the Align to Grid option is turned on automatically.

  8. The “outside” and “inside” options are there also for other supported databases, not only for MySQL.
    In any case, if MySQL gives some errors, please write us more details on them. We haven’t encountered any problem so far.
    Thanks in advance.

Arialdo, let me invite you to watch our flash movies at:
http://modeling.inside.quest.com/kbcategory.jspa?categoryID=116

If you have any questions, please feel free to write me back. Thanks. :slight_smile:

Regards,

Vladka


#3
  1. Please undock appropriate pane first to drag it then. -Press SHIFT and double-click

You’re right.

. The “outside” and “inside” options are there also for other supported databases,
not only for MySQL.

Of course.

In any case, if MySQL gives some errors, please write us more details on them. We
haven’t encountered any problem so far.
Thanks in advance.

Ya, you did. There’s also a hotfix available for a previous version

http://modeling.inside.quest.com/entry.jspa?externalID=1254&categoryID=34
http://modeling.inside.quest.com/thread.jspa?messageID=14789&#14789

Anyway, it’s not a problem, I just have to remember to check it.

Arialdo, let me invite you to watch our flash movies at:
>http://modeling.inside.quest.com/kbcategory.jspa?categoryID=116

Already done! :slight_smile:

If you have any questions, please feel free to write me back. Thanks. :)

I will. Let me use this message to congratulate with you. TDM is a wonderful tool, but customer care is even better, and the answers you gave me prove that.
This definitely convinced me to stick with TDM. I’m going to buy a license. Thank you.


#4

Hello,

I will. Let me use this message to congratulate with you. TDM is a wonderful tool, but customer care is even better, and the answers you gave me prove that. This definitely convinced me to stick with TDM. I’m going to buy a license. Thank you.

:slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Thank you.

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For all users:
Just a note on the hotfixes for MySQL. The problems were already fixed for current Beta and full version, therefore the hotfixes were removed from the Library.

Have a nice day.

Vladka