IBM Rational Rhapsody Design Manager features
Central design storage
With IBM® Rational® Rhapsody® Design Manager, you can store and access designs from a central location and use up-to-date content with linked lifecycle data—no data refreshing is needed. You can search, view and analyze designs on the server from IBM Rational Rhapsody or a web client and do impact analysis and discovery of related design elements and resources using the relationship diagram feature.
Teams worldwide can access designs, review them and do trace analysis using web browsers. With IBM Rational Rhapsody Design Manager, team members can determine how their tasks relate to designs with traceable links to work items, requirements and test cases. Web-based sketching allows for quick team collaboration on design ideas, and impact analysis diagrams identify related design elements and linked resources.
IBM Rational Rhapsody Design Manager automates reviews, specifying the design and stakeholder review team. You can view the design, attach comments and mark up the design through the web or rich client. Improve the quality of your teams’ work by ensuring the extended team has direct input into updates and corrections. You can plan and track projects by linking design reviews to IBM Rational Team Concert™ work items.
Multi-discipline document generation and reporting
Generate documents using templates, access design information through open interfaces for document generation and create custom templates using IBM Rational Publishing Engine. Use Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) links to understand the impact of design changes on requirements.