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IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody 10.0



IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody 10.0 is made generally available. It contains new features, enhancements, and quality improvements, as well as fixes to release 9.0.2 and previous releases.

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Sections Description

Provides an overview of What's new in this release with a description of the usage of the introduced functions or enhancements, when applicable.

Provides information related to the impact assessment of this release. With this information, you can assess how your environment might be affected by the product.

Provides important information for review before the installation of this release.

Provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.

Provides the installation instructions necessary to apply to your environment for this release.

Provides a link to the known issues and open defects identified at the time of this release. 

Provides a link to the additional profiles identified at the time of the release. The additional profiles make the design more apt for security and compliance. 

Supporting Documentation
Document Description

Provides a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites, and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.

Provides an entry point to the Rhapsody documentation, which you can use to troubleshoot problems or reference guides. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. 

Provides a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Provides information about the migration of existing Rhapsody projects to this version of the product.


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Installation Instructions

Review the installation page in IBM Documentation.

Before installation, review the Planning the installation section in IBM Documentation.

After installation, review the postinstallation tasks section in IBM Documentation.

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Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This release contains new features, enhancements, and quality improvements, as well as fixes to release 9.0 and previous releases.

Test Results


Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

There are no known regressions to report.

Problems Solved

Defects resolved

Check out the Fixed APARs numbers, for the known issues identified and fixed at the time of this release. For more information, see Fix list for IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody.

Known Side Effects

Review the following list of known issues and fixed defects:

Known issues

There are no known issues to report.

Open defects

For open APARs, configure your MyNotifications subscription account and subscribe to the APARs you are interested in.  For more information, see Open APARs for IBM products available on the web.

Change History

Enhanced user experience

  • Multi-monitor support
    Rhapsody seamlessly extends elements like menus, toolbars, and windows onto additional monitors for a more expansive and tailored workspace.
  • Customized workspace
    Revamped UX allows for flexible customization of menus, toolbars, perspectives, and other elements to suit individual needs and preferences.
  • Consistent user interface
    A new layout management system establishes a consistent interface across the organization, improving collaboration and adaptation.

Expanded Capabilities

  • Test Conductor
    • Code coverage information is available in tags of the code coverage result (allows access using the Rhapsody Java™ API).
    • An additional kind of test action (StubChecksAction) to control the generation of checks of argument values in observation stubs in SD-based test cases.
    • Support of Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 and 2022.
  • HarmonyMBE profile
    Introduces best practices for systems modeling with extended layers and advanced automation capabilities.
  • UAF and RAAML profiles 
    Defines strategic and risk views during systems design for informed decision-making and risk mitigation.
  • Automotive solution 
    Rhapsody supports both classic and adaptive AUTOSAR development methods.
  • Automatic Test Generator (ATG)
    Support of Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 and 2022.
  • Live KPIs, Offline PUB Tools, & Feature Optimization
    With Rhapsody 10, you can access live updates on key performance indicators (KPIs) including coverage, compliance, and impact analysis with our new Jazz® Reporting Service (JRS) feed integration. Streamline reporting workflow for regulated industries with the dedicated PUB tool for generating offline reports.
  • Added compiler support
    Added support for the following compiler in Rhapsody:
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 and 2022
    • Cygwin 3.4.9
    • GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) - 11.3.0
    • GNU Debugger (GDB) 12.1
  • Integrated third-party application/platforms
    Integrated the following third-party applications/platforms with Rhapsody:
    • MatLab Version R2023B
    • Maxima 5.47.0

Platform Compatibility

  • Windows 11 support
    Rhapsody 10 runs seamlessly on the latest Windows platform.

Guide me

  • Support for Microsoft Edge browser for Guide me
    Guide Me is now supported in the Microsoft Edge browser. However, note that the display style block is not supported in the webview2 control. Therefore, if you have configured your Guide me, it is important to remove any instances of block in the GuideMe.xsl file or compare it with an empty string.
  • Introduced a new command to access help content 
    As the help.exe is removed from Rhapsody, a new command, that is $OPEN_HELP_TOPIC, is introduced to access the help content.
    For example, for Overview of IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody, set the path in the following format:
    <a href="$OPEN_HELP_TOPIC: -topic/">Overview of IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody</a>
    After you add this command to the documentation path, it will navigate the same as it will navigate context-sensitive help for the referred link. For more information about Rhapsody help configuration, see Help content configuration.

Deprecated features

Review the list of features that are removed in Rhapsody. Ensure that you take the necessary action to accommodate the removal of a component.
Table 1. Removed Components
Component name
Reporter Plus report engine Engineering Publishing
Rhapsody Design Manager integration Rhapsody Model Manager integration
ModelSyc Model to model transformation
Action language Not applicable
Eclipse platform Integration and Model viewer Rhapsody Model Manager
Gateway For more information, see Release notes.



Additional profiles
Rhapsody Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) 1.2 profile

For more information about the latest version of the Unified Architecture Framework Profile for Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody, see Rhapsody Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) 1.2 profile article.

Model-Based Risk Analysis with RAAML in IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody

For more information about Risk Analysis and Assessment Modeling language (RAAML), see Model-Based Risk Analysis with RAAML in IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody acticle.


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Problems (APARS) fixed
PH02524; PH23411; PH25454; PH25512; PH26975; PH30292; PH31167; PH32107; PH33106; PH34160; PH34341; PH34741; PH35003; PH35201; PH35358; PH37136; PH37832; PH37987; PH37988; PH38097; PH38162; PH38850; PH39979; PH40172; PH40630; PH40894; PH41001; PH41423; PH41484; PH41550; PH41721; PH42175; PH42400; PH42534; PH42781; PH43039; PH43826; PH43859; PH43866; PH44023; PH44609; PH44645; PH45126; PH45220; PH45381; PH46056; PH46189; PH46514; PH46741; PH47131; PH47170; PH47220; PH47781; PH47842; PH47906; PH48101; PH48123; PH48124; PH48321; PH48535; PH49670; PH50442; PH50514; PH51001; PH51226; PH51281; PH51438; PH51615; PH51869; PH52001; PH52187; PH52587; PH52868; PH53899; PH53998; PH54104; PH54200; PH54275; PH54489; PH54802; PH55089; PH55120; PH55419; PH55831; PH55897; PH55982; PH56134; PH56234; PH57269; PH57342; PH57386; PH57592; PH58003; PH58145; PH58431; PH58461; PH58854; PI77405

Document Information

Modified date:
05 March 2024