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What is Rhapsody – Architect for Systems Engineers?

IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody – Architect for Systems Engineers is an integrated, systems engineering environment for analyzing project requirements. It uses Systems Modeling Language (SysML) and Unified Modeling Language (UML) to enable rapid requirements analysis and visual, model-based design. IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody – Architect for Systems Engineers helps your systems engineering teams design complex functionality in less time.


Maintain consistency

SysML and UML enable you to visualize complex requirements and maintain design consistency.

Manage change

Requirement traceability links requirements to design elements and test cases to help ensure coverage and assess impact of change.

Manage complexity

Team collaboration capabilities help manage the complexity of developing consistent designs across different environments.

Rhapsody – Architect for Systems Engineers features

  • Requirements analysis that uses SysML and UML
  • Full requirements traceability to and from the design
  • Design management across different environments
  • Visual development using industry standards
  • Integration with other IBM ELM products

Which option is right for you?

Architect for Systems Engineers

A low-cost systems engineering environment that lets you analyze and elaborate requirements, make architecture trade-offs and document designs.

Designer for Systems Engineers

All the capabilities of Architect for Systems Engineers, plus allows you to prototype, simulate and execute designs for early validation.

Architect for Software

A low-cost integrated software engineering environment to graphically architect C++, C or Java applications using UML or AUTOSAR.


An embedded and real-time agile software engineering environment with full application generation for C++, C, Java and Ada (including MISRA-C and MISRA-C++).