Typical problems

This page discusses typical problems we have seen during setting up ShapeChange.

Problem Description
A FileNotFound exception is raised when accessing a configuration file from shapechange.net, e.g. http://shapechange.net/resources/test/testXMI.xml ShapeChange cannot access shapechange.net. If you are connected to the internet it is likely that you can only access the internet through a proxy. There are two options:

  • Use local copies of the configuration files with http-references to files replaced by references to local copies. A ZIP archive of the main configuration files is available. Download it and place the unzipped folder “resources” in the ShapeChange folder. Test your installation with

    java -jar ShapeChange-2.0.1.jar -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -c resources/config/testXMI.xml

    and

    java -jar ShapeChange-2.0.1.jar -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -c resources/config/testEA.xml

  • Contact your system administrators and ask them for the settings to access HTTP resources from Java Virtual Machines (e.g. using the -Dhttp.proxyHost -Dhttp.proxyPort parameters).
A FileNotFound exception is raised when generating a feature catalogue or the log file Verify that the path to the ShapeChange folder is without whitespace (e.g. a blank) in filenames as the XSLT processor currently used by ShapeChange cannot handle such path names properly. Typically this is the reason for this error.
An UnsatisfiedLinkError exception is raised when trying to load SSJavaCOM.dll with the message: “no SSJavaCOM in java.library.path”. The SSJavaCOM.dll is not in a path known to the Java Virtual Machine you are executing, typically System32 or SysWOW64 depending on your operating system. Contact your system administrator, if you need help.
An UnsatisfiedLinkError exception is raised when trying to load SSJavaCOM.dll with the message: “Can’t load IA 32-bit .dll on a AMD 64-bit platform”. Most likely you are using Java 64-bit. As Enterprise Architect is a 32-bit application, you have to use Java 32-bit. Contact your system administrator, if you need help with setting up a 32-bit version of Java.
Some versions of Enterprise Architect seem to raise errors on 64-bit Windows even if 32-bit Java is used If you experience an error “Failed to construct object. Error code: 0x80040154” please try to use a different version of Enterprise Architect and inform us about your experiences. We have reports about this error with EA 11.0.1107 that were fixed by upgrading to EA 11.1.1111.
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