ARTiSAN Studio 6.1 Rolls Out with SysML Support

ARTiSAN Software Tools, a global leader for UML 2.0 and SysML-based real-time systems and software modelling tools, has announced that it has started shipping ARTiSAN Studio 6.1 which includes features and functionality in support of the new SysML standard. The shipping of ARTiSAN Studio 6.1 follows the announcement by The Object Management Group (OMG) that the SysML specification was formally adopted on 6th July 2006.

SysML represents a subset of UML 2.0 with extensions to satisfy the needs of systems engineers. ARTiSAN Studio 6.1 provides support for requirements modelling, one of the principal extensions introduced by SysML, in an easy-to-use, out-of-the-box solution that supports a range of safety-related process standards such as DO178B for avionics software, IEC/DIN/EN 61508 for automotive and other safety-critical applications, CENELEC DIN/EN 50126, 50128, 50129 for railway transportation and DO254 for hardware. The new SysML Requirements Profile (RP) brings textual requirements to the UML world by making use of ARTiSAN Studio’s advanced Ergonomic Profiling capabilities to provide new menus, diagrams and a browser for exploring systems requirements and traceability relationships. It also supports a wide external tool chain allowing textual requirements to be displayed and traced inside the UML/SysML model and synchronisation with requirements held in external tools such as DOORS, RequisitePro, Word, Excel and Access.

ARTiSAN Studio 6.1 SysML Requirements Profile

ARTiSAN Studio 6.1 also supports the OMG’s concept of Model Driven Architecture (MDA) with a practical and usable solution that provides a fast, single-step process for transforming state machines into code. ARTiSAN’s Template Development Kit (TDK) provides ground breaking technology for configuring the model-to-code transformations to support in-house standards, key hardware/software constraints, target-ready code and reusable design patterns.

As further support for model simulation and animation, ARTiSAN Studio 6.1 also sees the roll-out of the integration of iSYSTEM’s emulation and debug technology to provide a contiguous solution for the on-target simulation of embedded applications modelled in UML.

Additionally, ARTiSAN Studio 6.1 introduces a new repository-based configuration management capability in support of model-driven, team-based software development. Aligned with the built-in change tracking facility, the internal versioning provides a significantly enhanced ability to efficiently baseline large models to support key review and audit processes. Also included is the ability to create private views of the repository.

As part of ARTiSAN’s UML 2 compliance strategy, ARTiSAN Studio 6.1 also delivers leading support for XML Metadata Interchange (XMI) 2.1 functionality. XMI enables the exchange of data between UML modelling tools and metadata repositories and is especially important for supporting third party add-ins built in Eclipse.

ARTiSAN Studio 6.1 incorporates a range of user-requested usability improvements to increase developer productivity. These include a powerful web-style navigation toolbar for navigating through the user interface and additional support for fine tuning diagrams to improve presentation and display. Also included are infrastructure enhancements to support tool roll-out on large-scale, mission-critical systems development including further support for Active Directory, Chinese Windows and emulation under Linux. Support for ARTiSAN Studio’s Rational Rose migration tool has also been improved, reinforcing its position as the tool of choice for Rose migration.

About ARTiSAN Software Tools
ARTiSAN Software Tools is the leading supplier of collaborative modelling tools for requirements analysis, specification, design and development of complex applications. The company provides standards-based, multi-user tool support from architectural frameworks through systems design to software implementation. ARTiSAN offers products, services and a process for systems and software modelling to accelerate the development of next-generation real-time systems while ensuring that they always meet requirements. ARTiSAN enables engineering teams to visualise, design and validate systems before building them, and simplifies implementation with code generation and software reuse. Winner of the 2005 SD Times 100 award in the Modeling category for bringing UML and SysML to real-time embedded systems, ARTiSAN offers the most advanced tools for complex applications development. Founded in March 1997, ARTiSAN is privately held with headquarters in Cheltenham, United Kingdom. The company has regional sales offices and distributors throughout the world. For more information, call +44 (0)1242 229300 internationally, or 1(888)511-7975 from the US.

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