Category Archives: UML

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Mentor Graphics to Open Source BridgePoint UML Editor

Mentor Graphics will place the front-end UML editor of their BridgePoint xtUML environment into the open source domain. The availability of BridgePoint as an open source editor will enable the industry’s movement from static UML diagrams and paper-based processes to executable model-driven flows. Over time, Mentor Graphics expects the BridgePoint open source UML editor to become the de facto standard for UML trainers and educators.

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Excel Software Releases MacA&D and WinA&D Student Editions

Excel Software unveiled student editions of its flagship MacA&D and WinA&D tools for software design. With full-featured support of all major software design methods, college students can now experience the same tools used by professional software developers worldwide. Student editions include the full software and PDF manual set, sample projects, step-by-step tutorials and integrated application help.

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SPEculative and Exploratory Design in Systems Engineering Project

The four-year SPEEDS (SPEculative and Exploratory Design in Systems Engineering) project, funded under the European Union’s 6th Framework Programme, has come to a highly successful conclusion. The SPEEDS project has resulted in the definition of a novel end-to-end design methodology, process and tool environment for model-based safety-critical embedded systems that significantly improves design quality while reducing both design cycle times and costs.

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MagicDraw UML Modeler to Integrate with CoFluent Studio

CoFluent Design, a leading Electronic System Level (ESL) company that provides system-level modeling and simulation to accelerate innovation in embedded devices, and No Magic, Inc., the leading global provider of integrated modeling software and services, announced that they have initiated a partnership agreement to integrate the MagicDraw UML (Unified Modeling Language) modeler with the CoFluent Studio embedded system modeling and SystemC-based simulation environment.

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Artisan Software Tools and Aonix Merge to Form Atego

Artisan® Software Tools and Aonix® have merged to create a new, stronger independent force in the mission- and safety-critical systems and software development tools market. The merged company is named Atego and headquartered in San Diego CA, USA. Artisan Software Tools is the world’s largest independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative modeling tools for complex, mission and safety-critical systems and software and Aonix is a leading supplier of critical systems development tools, virtual machines and services for real-time/embedded Java and Ada solutions.

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Artisan Software Tools Acquires Brass Bullet Engineering Consultancy

Artisan® Software Tools, the world’s largest independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative modeling tools for complex, mission and safety-critical embedded systems and software, has acquired Brass Bullet Limited, a leading systems engineering consultancy based in Swansea in the UK. The acquisition is part of Artisan’s growth strategy and gives the company full ownership of Brass Bullet’s consultancy and training offerings in Software Design, Systems Engineering and Enterprise Architectures. The Brass Bullet team, including its core group of industry experts, will join the Artisan fold, bolstering Artisan’s professional services capability.

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Artisan Helps Standardize Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF

Artisan Software Tools, the world’s largest independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative modeling tools for complex, mission and safety-critical systems and software, has announced that it has helped successfully steer UPDM (the Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF) to OMG standardization approval. The content definition and preparation of the UPDM 1.0 specification was led by Artisan and No-Magic as co-chairs of the UPDM Group, drawing on the extensive experience of Artisan’s customers in defining DoDAF/MODAF and other defense enterprise architectures using Artisan Studio.

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Westinghouse Rail Systems Selects Artisan Studio for SIL4 Validation

Artisan® Software Tools, the world’s largest independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative modeling tools for complex, mission and safety-critical embedded systems and software, has announced that Westinghouse Rail Systems Limited (WRSL) has extended its use of Artisan Studio to develop an automated Safety Integrity Level 4 (SIL4) validation process that has dramatically improved validation speed, resulting in a 70% reduction in its SIL4 validation effort.

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Alstom Transport Selects Artisan Studio for SysML Platform

Artisan® Software Tools, the world’s largest independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative modeling tools for complex, mission and safety-critical embedded systems and software, has announced that Alstom Transport has chosen Artisan Studio® as the core platform for its new, global systems engineering strategy based on SysML. Alstom Transport will deploy Artisan Studio in its network of 20 design teams located in five countries worldwide in order to establish a uniform, company-wide systems engineering process expected to improve design quality, speed-up design cycle times and reduce design costs.

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Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF 1.0 Draft Specification on Fast Track

Artisan® Software Tools, the world’s largest independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative modeling tools for complex, mission and safety-critical embedded systems and software, has announced that the Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF (UPDM) 1.0 draft specification has achieved a positive vote at the OMG to successfully clear the first hurdle in the OMG’s fast track standardization process.

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