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Automatically create connection on Visio Import

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by Scott Waddell in Reports & Macros posted on 2017-04-20

Hi There,

I'm currently in the process of importing a lot of Visio diagrams into ARIS into a custom SIPOC model I've created.

One of the key things I'm hoping to do is to automatically create connections between one object, and the object it is contained/nested within (i.e. Org 1 "is a" Supplier, Technical Term 1 "is a" Input). 

At the moment, my work around is importing the diagram, then dragging all the functions/orgs/technical terms out of the object they sit within, then dragging them back so the "Create Relationship" pop-up appears, and then ticking all the connection occurrences. 

Is there a programmatic way to do this?



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Robert Goldenbaum posted on 2017-04-20


well, there is a script method for this:

ObjOcc.addEmbeddedObjOcc ObjOcc objOcc, int cxnBaseTypeNum )

So it is technically possible to write a report that checks if the objects are placed over one another (if there is not already a connection) and then create the embeddment... The main problem here will be this "placed over one another"...

BR Robert