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Sharing some of the latest videos on Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) which include a brief introduction and demonstrations.
MBSE Introduction - This short video gives a brief overview of the capabilities and benefits of Model Based Systems Engineering with IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management
MBSE – Models in the Lifecycle – In this video you will see how models are integrated with other essential MBSE capabilities such as requirements management and test management
MBSE – A Day in the Life of a Defect – In this video you will see how a defect raised against an existing system is progressed through the original requirements and designs, and the problem identified through model based simulations and model based testing,
While introducing Rhapsody Model Manager (RMM) as the new architecture management server that will eventually replace RDM, we must define the workflow to migrate Rhapsody modeling data from RDM to RMM. [Read more…]
As part of the Rhapsody Features You May Have Missed series, the following short videos demonstrate some of the capabilities of Rhapsody that you may not have noticed.
IBM Rhapsody: Custom Views - In this video IBM Technical Specialist Andy Lapping takes you through a very powerful capability in Rhapsody - Custom Views
IBM Rhapsody: The Rhapsody INI File - IBM Technical Enablement Specialist Andy Lapping lifts the lid on the mystery of the Rhapsody INI file and reveals some secret settings that will help you work smarter.
First published by the Design Manager Team on Jazz.net
Last Updated: December 5, 2016
Build basis: Rhapsody Design Manager 6.0.3
The Rational Rhapsody Simulink and Documentation domains are not supported in this technical preview. You cannot report on data from these domains.
The rich hover feature does not work for Design Management (DM) artifacts. When you hover over a DM artifact in a report, no additional information is provided.
When you generate data from a Rational Rhapsody Design Manager project, and you use the Enable Global Index (LQE) for project resources from all configurations setting, the project is shown in the Limit the scope section in Report Builder regardless of what LQE data source you use: Lifecycle Query Engine, or Lifecycle Query Engine scoped by a configuration
In Report Builder, configuration managed projects are shown in the Limit the scope section only if the data source is Lifecycle Query Engine(LQE) scoped by a configuration.
By default, all the DM projects are configuration-enabled, and they are in the Limit the scope section regardless of what LQE data source you use: LQE or LQE scoped by a configuration. The System DM projects are always listed in the Limit the scope section. Don't select these projects for your report because they do not contain any artifacts.
Looking for information to help you prepare for the migration of your existing Rhapsody projects to another version? If so, then you may want to first review the relevant migration issue sections in the Migration to Rational Rhapsody document. This document contains information about issues that you might encounter as you migrate existing IBM Rational Rhapsody projects to another version of the product.
When reviewing the document, it is best to go through the lists in ascending product version order. For example, if you have Rational Rhapsody 126.96.36.199 and are migrating to version 8.0.3, review the migration issues for 188.8.131.52 on the 7.6 tab and then all the migration issues on the 8.0 tab up to and including version 8.0.3.
The Continuous Engineering teams have delivered a number of new product releases over the last few weeks. These releases include a number of fixes and enhancements. We've included highlights of some of the enhancements below.
Available November 29, 2016
Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition V1.2
The latest release of Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapter Tasktop Edition allows clients who use third-party tools to take advantage of the benefits that are offered by Configuration Management capabilities in the IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management suite while still ensuring that desired artifacts are visible and synchronized across the tools. Configuration Management allows for multiple versions of Collaborative Lifecycle Management artifacts. Other tools, like JIRA and HPE ALM do not share the same concept nor have this same capability. Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapter Tasktop Edition V1.2 bridges the gap by showing one (or more) versions of a Collaborative Lifecycle Management artifact in tools that do not have version capabilities.
Additionally, there are now new adapters for HPE Octane and Pivotal Tracker, along with general improvements in functionality for connectors with:
CA PPM and Agile Central, Version One
Available December 5, 2016
Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management V6.0.3
Teams that create and evolve complex IT systems and mechanical-electrical-software products need modern tools and developments practices to overcome the challenges of increasing solution complexity, compliance, and cross-organization coordination and collaboration. Version 6.0.3 furthers this with the following enhancements:
Extend agile development to agile program and portfolio planning with built-in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) V4.0 templates.
Gain efficiencies from easier parallel development and reuse of requirements and tests with Global Configuration Management of many component streams and baselines within project areas in IBM® Rational® DOORS® Next Generation and Rational Quality Manager.
Find insight into project dependencies and status using:
Jazz™ Reporting Service with more development data
More ready-to-copy reports
More graph formatting options
Collaborate more easily on requirements with expanded use case support for requirements interchange across supply chains and new user interface wireframe diagrams.
Improve productivity of manual testing with new customizations and automated testing across multiple servers.
Improve productivity in complex software development with improved change and merge use cases in Rational Team Concert™ source control management and enhancements when updating Rational Team Concert work items while using Git.
In this release, project teams and document controllers can look forward to further improved web functionality that is built on the success of the recent Rational Publishing Engine V2.1 release. These enhancements includes following details:
Everyday users: When grouping artifacts, users can expand or collapse all of the items.
Report designers: They can hide complexity from everyday users:
New sample assets are available for report designers to use (for example, templates, snippets, scripts, and style sheets, which are designed to work with specific data sources, such as, Rational DOORS or Rational Quality Manager).
Report designers can select all the assets in a view by clicking the check box in the table heading.
Report designers can select multiple templates and click the Create Report from Template icon to load the selected templates into the Design reports page.
Administrator: Administrators can now monitor long running jobs and pause, cancel, or resume the jobs.
Other Rational Publishing Engine enhancements include:
New Document Studio guided tours to help you quickly build and generate documents for data sources, such as Rational DOORS and Rational DOORS Next Generation.
Drag and drop support for creating templates from web resource websites is now added for communication diagram and object model diagram web addresses from Design Management, and graphical report websites from Jazz™ tm Reporting Service Report Builder in the Document Studio. The resulting template and document specification are automatically configured with the REST website, credentials, and authentication type.
Ability to add mathematical equations to your documents.
Ability to set links on your images.
Ability to add rich text inside links, for example tags.
In Rational Publishing Engine V2.1.1, there are the following deprecated functions:
The 1.x Remote services are deprecated in this release. Administrators can migrate assets from the 1.x Remote services application to Document Builder.
The Legacy PDF driver is no longer supported. If your document specification points to the old legacy PDF driver, modify the specification to refer to the default PDF driver.
Rational Rhapsody V8.2 and Rational Rhapsody Design Manager V6.0.3
AUTOSAR: migration of projects to newer versions of AUTOSAR
Configuration management: direct integration with RTC (Rational Team Concert)
Diagrams: Adding shortcut list to graphic elements
Diagrams: connection points for rectilinear lines
Diagrams: connectors with rounded bends
Diagrams: enhanced highlighting during hover
Diagrams: guides for aligning elements
Diagrams: improved routing of connectors
Harmony SE Toolkit enhancements
Rhapsody API: additional callback methods
Rhapsody DM client: remote requirements in multiple views
Rhapsody DM web client: improvement of properties page
Rhapsody DM web client: remote requirements as independent model elements
Rhapsody Design Manager - copying, moving and referencing model elements
Rhapsody Design Manager: additional information in element preview
Rhapsody Design Manager: importing profiles
Rhapsody Design Manager: linking to sequence diagram elements
Rhapsody Design Manager: navigating from element pages to element in Rhapsody client
Rhapsody Design Manager: new ChangeSet toolbar in Rhapsody client
Rhapsody Design Manager: reference information for non-loaded elements
Rhapsody Design Manager: references to nested packages
Rhapsody Design Manager: use of work item approvals to restrict changeset delivery
Rhapsody command line: loading helpers
Rhapsody in Ada: SXF ports
Rhapsody in Ada: catching exceptions when entering first state
Rhapsody in Ada: flowchart support - code generation and reverse engineering
Rhapsody in Ada: including user-defined code in auto-generated code
Rhapsody in Ada: pragmas in generated code
Roundtripping of individual classes in 64-bit version of Rational Rhapsody
Search and replace dialog: enhancements
Sequence diagrams and timing diagrams: new metamodel elements
Sequence diagrams: controlling message spacing
Sequence diagrams: defining timeout duration with model element
Sequence diagrams: message formatting
Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and 7.1
SysML modeling: ValueProperty elements
SysML modeling: automatic creation of allocations
TestConductor: inclusion of remote requirements in coverage computation
TestConductor: model coverage computation for flow charts in Rhapsody in Ada.
TestConductor: support for Rhapsody in Ada on Linux
For more detailed information about what is new in these releases and how to download these new versions, refer to the following:
Looking for information to help with the planning and installation of your IoT Continuous Engineering solution?
The IBM Internet of Things (IoT) Continuous Engineering Solution is an integrated solution for systems lifecycle management. The combination of products, components, and practices is built on an open integration platform so you can share plans and requirements, model artifacts, and manage testing while applying best practices and built-in process guidance.
Below we have pulled together a collection of reference material from the Deployment wiki on Jazz.net:
IBM Internet of Things Continuous Engineering Solution installation requirements
In an effort to continuously deliver product enhancements and defect fixes for our IBM Watson Internet of Things Rational products, a number of new product versions were made available this week for download.
Check out the following downloads which include information about product enhancements and defect fixes that are included in each of these releases.
Interim Fix (iFix) for Rational Rhapsody 8.1.4 iFix002 is available. This iFix is required to complement Rhapsody DM 6.0.1 iFix002 (available on jazz.net: https://jazz.net/downloads/design-management/releases/6.0.1iFix2) and includes all fixes of Rhapsody 8.1.4 iFix001. If you're going to apply iFix002 to Rhapsody DM v6.0.1, ensure to upgrade your Rhapsody Client to v8.1.4 iFix002. For upgrade procedure, refer to this blog. Here is the location to download interim fixes for Rhapsody v8.1.4 and Design Manager v6.0.1:
IoTization means to empower your Rhapsody applications with an ability to communicate with other Rhapsody applications, devices or services by sending and receiving MQTT/HTTP(s) packets over the cloud in a secure manner, opening up a way to induce Cognitive/Watson IoT capabilities into your physical devices. IoTization process involves the use of IBM Internet of Things Workbench. The entire IoTization process was compressed into 9 minutes video. This video was particularly designed for busy people who want to understand the entire process quickly.
For those who want to follow every steps to recreate the same environment, watch it once, then adjust YouTube settings to play slower and follow steps. Get the MQTT profile today and follow README.txt to install it. The MQTT profile is provided only for experimental only at this point, and currently supports only MSVC++ to compile the code. Read the disclaimer below before installing it.
All source code and/or binaries attached to this document are referred to here as "the Program". IBM is not providing program services of any kind for the Program. IBM is providing the Program on an "AS IS" basis without warranty of any kind. IBM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACTUAL, DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES OR FOR ANY ECONOMIC CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR SAVINGS), EVEN IF IBM, OR ITS RESELLER, HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
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