IBM Rhapsody is a family of products for systems engineering and embedded software development that helps improve engineering efficiency, productivity, and quality. In collaboration with clients and the market, the capabilities and feature set of Rhapsody solutions are continuously enhanced to help simplify and improve your organization's engineering efficiency. Rhapsody continuously receives modifications to deliver an ever- evolving solution. IBM is focused on improving the user experience with Rhapsody, by improving usability.

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IBM Rhapsody is a family of products for systems engineering and embedded software development that helps improve engineering efficiency, productivity, and quality. In collaboration with clients and the market, the capabilities and feature set of Rhapsody solutions are continuously enhanced to help simplify and improve your organization's engineering efficiency.

Rhapsody continuously receives modifications to deliver an ever- evolving solution. IBM is focused on improving the user experience with Rhapsody, by improving usability. The LQE Administration page can be configured to send an email with a summary of the query load performance for the previous day. This information can be used to identify slow-running reports that should be reviewed for potential refinements and updates. This offering is delivered as part of Rhapsody Design Manager V6.

The rising complexity of the products and systems that are developed worldwide drives engineering teams to seek effective, model- based engineering practices, including model-based systems engineering MBSE. Rising compliance demands drive the need for rigorous change management and lifecycle traceability, while at the same time, engineering teams must maintain or improve quality and engineering productivity.

To achieve these goals, models and the people who create them must be first-class citizens in the development lifecycle. They must participate in activities that span engineering disciplines, including the following:. The new Rhapsody Model Manager represents an evolution of web-based model management and traceability that was first delivered in Rhapsody Design Manager. This Version 6. Rhapsody Model Manager V6. Some teams that use Rational Design Manager will want to continue using Rational Design Manager, especially those whose primary use cases that involve design reviews on the web or view model diagrams on the web.

Using global configurations, users can now navigate links in work items in Rational Team Concert to artifacts in Rhapsody Design Manager with automated resolution of links to the correct version of the design artifact.

For more information, see New and Noteworthy. Rhapsody Design Manager performance is improved along with increasing the number of concurrent users who can work with Design Manager at the same time.

This is true for Rhapsody in both externally managed mode and actively managed mode along with for working with The Mathworks Simulink and Design Manager. It can be purchased separately as Rhapsody Design Manager for Rhapsody Architect for Systems Engineers, Rhapsody Architect for Software Engineers and The Mathworks Simulink users while Rhapsody Contributor can be used by extended team members who do not use the design products themselves.

A Guide Me, "Introduction to model-driven software development by using executable models", is provided to help users get started on projects by using model-driven software development. Beginning in Version 8. For elements that have a complex hierarchy of sub-elements, this approach can make it easier to modify data.

These enhancements include additional elements that can be drawn on timing diagrams, additional display options for ports, and changes to the appearance of creation and destruction messages in sequence diagrams to improve alignment with UML. In the bit version of Rational Rhapsody, you can now use the bit version of Cygwin for your projects.

The user does not have to perform any manual steps other than specifying the location of their bit Cygwin installation during the installation of Rhapsody. A number of usability enhancements are made to DiffMerge, that include preserving menu option selections between sessions, correcting inaccurate messages, and adding keyboard shortcuts for "take from left" and "take from right".

To facilitate the customization of Rational Publishing Engine templates for Rhapsody models, you can now use groupings of Rhapsody elements when defining templates. For example, you can now request all diagrams of any type rather than having to request each type of diagram separately. The standard Reverse Engineering dialogue including the "Advanced" options is replaced by a four-step wizard interface.

The various options are rephrased to make them more intuitive. The individual screens of the wizard also include a pane for displaying explanations of the different reverse engineering options. Before Version 8. However, user- defined types, such as structs, would be imported as "on-the-fly" types when they were used as operation arguments and return types. In Report Editor, it is now possible to create anchors. The anchors can be referenced by web addresses that are defined in the same report model or by an external source.

A report structure named Mark index entry produces indexes in Word document. These index entries can then be collected by an index defined in template. On terminal elements, it is possible to set basic character styles like bold, italic, and underline. An option Save absolute paths is available in the Options dialogue box to avoid saving absolute paths in. The goal is to prevent from modifications on the local copy of a Gateway project file that is under Configuration Management.

Most DOORS conversion options were moved to a new dialogue accessible from clicking the browse button It is now possible to assign documents to different packages in the add high-level requirements dialogue.

In Rhapsody V8. This makes it easier to select the interface before generating test cases with ATG. This includes the command line adapter for executing test cases from Rational Quality Manager, the settings dialogue for the command line adapter and the context menu helper for creating Rational Quality Manager test scripts from Rhapsody.

Improved TestConductor support for testing of models using the DDS profile, including a sample model and step by step instructions in the TestConductor Testing Cookbook. TestConductor supports testing for the Integrity compile environment. Maximum recommended number of users increased to and maximum model size increased to 3 GB when working in both externally managed and actively managed modes. Improved performance when tables and matrices are loaded for viewing in the web client, only the model elements that are included in the table or matrix are downloaded.

This results in significant performance improvement. The likelihood of sensitive information being exposed is reduced by providing an option to leave an element in a model but erase the content of any text fields that the element contains.

A number of improvements were made to the properties page in the Rhapsody Design Manager web client in order to make the organization of the data more intuitive. There is now an option to specify that a given domain should be updated automatically if changes are made to the profile that it is based on. When working against Rational Requirements Composer or DOORS NG installed on the same Jazz server as design manager, user need not re- authenticate to log in to requirements manager tool in Rhapsody client since requirements manager shares authentication with design manager.

Rational Rhapsody V8. Rational Rhapsody Design Manager V4. It is possible to delivery workspaces directly from the Rhapsody client for better support of parallel development.

User-created profiles in Rhapsody can also be added as part of an actively managed model allowing users to leverage their custom domain languages created in Rhapsody. Initial support to detect suspect links in Rhapsody Design Manager is provided to indicate potential elements that may be impacted by a change.

Rhapsody Design Manager V4. The existing Mathworks Simulink support is extended to managed mode to directly store Simulink data within the Jazz repository. A bit version of Rhapsody is now available to take advantage of available resources when working with large designs. Additional information about current limitations in bit mode can be found in the release notes. Additional improvements include:.

The user can action language to define actions of operations or transition actions and the code is interactively checked for correctness while developing to avoid introducing them into the design.

Rhapsody V8. Rational Rhapsody 8. Numerous improvements are included to give users greater options and flexibility in their design and development: The following updates are included in Rational Rhapsody V8. Rational Rhapsody Developer for Ada V8. You can use Rational Rhapsody in a broad spectrum of systems engineering and software development applications for many different industries and domains.

The Guide Me capability helps new users get started by offering guidance in performing a series of tasks based around a solution. The guidance steps users through configuring and applying the product with text, tutorials, and videos to help reduce the learning curve and make new users productive, faster. Through its design management capability, Rational Rhapsody makes it easy for teams to manage their designs, collaborate with peers and stakeholders, and integrate systems engineering and software design into their engineering development lifecycle.

The Design Management server enables designs to be directly modified on the server and includes model-based configuration management to manage changes to the designs. You can directly edit Rational Rhapsody models on the server from within the Rhapsody desktop client, delivering a simplified configuration management solution for systems engineers.

Using a new workflow with Rational DOORS and Rational Requirements Composer based on OSLC integration, system engineers can analyze and trace to requirements using a simplified workflow that avoids duplication with a shared, server side repository. The new workflow is enabled through management of the design on Jazz using Rational Design Manager. Links can be created from a requirement to design resource or from a design resource to a requirement and be visible on both sides.

This release further integrates Rational Rhapsody through Rational Rhapsody Design Manager into the Jazz platform, making it easier to manage and administer the combined solution.

Rational Rhapsody Design Manager adds analysis capabilities to help teams understand the impacts of a design change and find existing design components. Teams can:. Sketching gives you a quick way to capture and collaborate on design ideas. You can now create sketching diagrams as part of a design management project area and edit the sketch from a stand-alone web client or within Rational Rhapsody using the embedded web client. These sketches benefit from all the other design management capabilities such as configuration management, OSLC linking, and document generation.

Rational Rhapsody Design Manager offers a range of options for creating and managing design documents, including:. The domain toolkit enables you to create custom design domains in Rational Rhapsody Design Manager server. Companies developing products whose failure may result in injury or loss of life such as aircraft, automobiles, or medical devices need to follow strict development processes such as ISO for automobiles, DOB or DOC for commercial avionics or IEC the general functional safety standard.

It is each company's responsibility to produce evidence that good manufacturing processes are being followed, such as traceability from requirements to implementation, that sufficient testing is performed, and additionally that the tools used do not introduce an error into the product.

These additional steps help ensure safety but also add additional time and cost into the development lifecycle. Industry analyst reports have shown the significant benefits of a model-driven development approach and the provisions for modeling added to the release of DOC further emphasize modeling's importance in development.

Developers can use Rational Rhapsody to understand and navigate industry safety standards. It includes artifacts that companies can use to help with certification and qualification efforts. These enable developers to focus on their domain applications. The documentation and requirements can help you use the framework in applications that require certification. Many incremental improvements to the navigation, performance, and operation help make Rational Rhapsody easier to use and help improve performance.

The following sections describe some of the these improvements. To mitigate project risk, it is important to understand the architecture and design of your project based on its progress, quality, or complexity. You can view model metrics such as counts of model elements based on queries and context to gain understanding of status of your current project and its progress.



Designed for business analysts, software analysts, programmers, and QA engineers, this dynamic and versatile development tool facilitates analysis and design of object oriented OO systems and databases. The ability to use multiple specific customizations helps to make MagicDraw better oriented to specific platforms, technologies or domains, and can even hide UML entirely. DSL allows custom derived properties to be created that allow extending a UML metamodel or its profile. All DSL'ed elements can be numbered by using the generic numbering mechanism. The elements can be numbered in consecutive or multi-level style. The separator or prefix of number can be changed during the element numbering.


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