Feature spotlights

Full embedded application generation

IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody - Developer generates application code for the C, C++, Java and Ada languages including architectural and behavioral views (such as statecharts and activity diagrams). It enables you to import and visualize existing C, C++, Java, Ada and C# code for reference, or develop further and synchronize changes in design or code to keep both in sync. It also supports Eclipse platform integration for an integrated code, model and debug environment.

Simulation and model-based testing

Use animation features for on demand help with design-level debugging to help eliminate defects early. You can automate test creation and execution using IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody - Test Conductor Add On software as part of meeting ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 standards. You can also visualize and analyze complex requirements with UML, SysML or domain-specific languages (DSL) such as AUTOSAR, DDS or MARTE, or create your own DSL.

Integrates within the IBM Rational platform

IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody - Developer provides a visual development environment integrated within the IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management systems and software engineering platform for full product lifecycle development. It integrates with ELM products—such as IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next, IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Family, IBM Engineering Workflow Management, IBM Rational ClearCase® and others—for full product lifecycle development.

Create artifacts that conform to standards

IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody for DoDAF, MODAF, and UPDM is add-on software that enables you to create artifacts that conform to US Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), British Ministry of Defense Architectural Framework (MODAF) and Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF (UPDM) standards.

Requirements traceability

This software provides traceability from the design back to the requirements, giving you a view of the latest information through Rhapsody Design Manager. It also generates requirements information into the code to assist traceability in the final implementation for compliance with safety standards and provides a parametric constraint solver for SysML parametric diagrams. It includes static model checking analysis, which helps improve model consistency and model completeness.

Team collaboration

You can respond to changes in an agile way while maintaining consistency for different environments. You can share and review designs with your extended team. The advanced model browser helps engineers sort, organize and edit models. Graphical model comparisons and merging of model elements helps teams work in parallel. A user guide shortens training time and provides step-by-step instructions on applying Rhapsody for systems engineering, embedded software development and testing.

Extended functionality with add-on software

The Tools and Utilities Add On software provides graphical panels for visual mock-ups of a design. The Automatic Test Generator Add On software provides automatic test generation for Rhapsody models, helping to facilitate greater test coverage. Developer Rules Composer Add On software provides customizable rules for code generation to meet the required standards or to generate other programming languages not currently supported.

Technical details

Software requirements

Software requirements for IBM Rational Rhapsody version 8.1.5 can be found at the link below.

    Hardware requirements

    Hardware requirements for IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody - Developer can be found at the link below.

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