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What can Rhapsody do for you?

IBM® Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody® (Rational Rhapsody) and its family of products offers a proven solution for modeling and systems design activities that allows you to manage the complexity many organizations face with product and systems development. Rhapsody is part of the IBM Engineering portfolio that provides a collaborative design development, and test environment for systems engineers that supports UML, SysML, UAF as well as AUTOSAR import and export capabilities. The solution also allows for control of defense frameworks (DoDAF, MODAF and UPDM) and helps accelerate industry standards such as DO-178, DO-178B/C and ISO 26262.


Offers continuous validation

Get continuous validation through rapid simulation, prototyping and execution to address errors earlier when they are less costly to fix.

Provides automatic consistency checking

Use automatic consistency checking to enhance agility and improve reuse with collaboration to reduce both recurring and non-recurring costs.

Collaborate with your engineering team

Share, collaborate and review your engineering lifecycle artifacts created with Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody or design tools, like Mathworks Simulink, with the extended engineering team.

Explore IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management

Seamlessly manage your entire systems and software development lifecycle by using this product with other IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management tools including IBM Engineering Workflow Management, IBM Engineering Test Management and IBM Engineering Requirement Management DOORS® Next.

Key features of IBM Rhapsody products

  • Analyze and elaborate project requirements
  • Rapidly move from design to implementation
  • Automate design reviews and generate documentation
  • Prototype, simulate and execute designs for early validation
  • Work in an embedded, real-time agile engineering environment

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.


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++).