IBM Rational Software Architect

IBM® Rational® Software Architect is an advanced and comprehensive application design, modeling and development tool for end-to-end software delivery. The latest version is updated with the latest in design and modeling technologies, comprehensive support for emerging technologies around BPMN2, SOA and Java™ Enterprise Edition 5, and delivers the best of breed tooling that integrates with IBM's application lifecycle management solutions.

This product is available in the following languages: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English International, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese Brazilian, Spanish

This trial is fully functional. Download the trial for an evaluation period of 30 days. (See notes for extensions and limitations.)

How to convert trial code to product code

Converting trial code to product code is a simple process of installing a license activation kit that you download from IBM after you purchase the product. You will not have to uninstall or reinstall the product.

If you purchase floating licenses, and you want to use license keys to control usage within your organization, you will instead log into the Rational License Key Center to download the Rational License Manager and generate the appropriate license keys.

For more details, see Product Activation of Eclipse-based Rational products.

Product specs

Choose your preferred platform

Rational Software Architect Linux®, OS X, Windows™ (Installation Manager)

Rational Software Architect OS X, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu, Windows (HTTP or Download Director)

Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software for Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu, Windows, OS X (HTTP or Download Director)


Extensions and limitations:

The trial is fully functional and includes extensions such as the Simulation Toolkit, the Extension for Deployment Planning, the Extension for SOA and WebSphere, and others described on the product page. The trial does not include WebSphere Portal V6.1 Test Server or Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software Build Utilities, which are available only in the for-purchase version of Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software.


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