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Design Management 6.0.3 New and Noteworthy

Design Management 6.0.3 New & Noteworthy

The Design Management installer enables you to install the Jazz Team Server and several applications and client tools. For new and noteworthy information about parts of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM), see these pages:

For a list of changes to the installation and upgrade process, see CLM and IoT CE 6.0.3 Installation and Upgrade Notes.

New in Design Management 6.0.3

Editing improvements

When you work with multiple projects in the same project area in Rational Rhapsody Design Manager, you can now move, copy, and reference elements (a package, for example) between the different projects.

For more information, see story item 55498.

Properties page improvements

A number of improvements have been made to the Rational Rhapsody Design Manager properties page.

For more information, see story item 56296.

Viewing model elements in Rational Rhapsody by launching Rhapsody from the Rational Design Manager web client

You can now launch Rational Rhapsody from within Rational Design Manager when you select a model element so that you can view the element in Rational Rhapsody. Design Manager starts Rhapsody, loads the model, and highlights the element you want to view.

For more information, see story item 41233.

Nested reference units

Reference units can now be nested in both actively and externally managed projects. Units of this type no longer need to be at the top-level project directory. Other model entities can point to a nested referenced unit contained in different packages throughout the model directory.

For more information, see story item 51991.

Viewing remote requirements in the web client

In the Rational Rhapsody Design Manager web client, remote requirements are now displayed as distinct model elements. You can now preview descriptive text and view properties for a remote requirement. Here's how to do it:
  1. Open a diagram that contains requirements, and then click on one of the requirements.
  2. Click Show Properties.

For more information, see story item 35766.

Remote requirements in multiple collections

When you use the Rational Rhapsody Design Manager client extension to import an RM module that contains several collections sharing the same requirement, you can now view the requirement, as well as references of the requirement in each collection.

For more information, see story item 56529.

Indexing improvements

When you work with large models that are only partially loaded on the Design Manager server for optimized performance, the Rational Rhapsody Design Manager indexing utility can now show references from a loaded element to another element that has not yet been loaded. You can view the references in the Relations panel when you hover over an element.

For more information, see story item 49318.

New options before delivering changes to a stream

The Rational Rhapsody Design Manager stream editor has new options that require a user to associate changes with a change set, and require work item approval before delivering the changes to the stream. You can use these options when you create a new stream, or when you edit an existing stream. Here's how to do it:
  1. Open a project area, and then create a new stream or select an existing stream.
  2. Click the Details tab. The new options are available under Change management constraints..

For more information, see story item 56124.

Hyperlinks for easier navigation within diagrams

Rational Rhapsody Design Manager now supports the use of hyperlinks in model elements for easier navigation within a Rhapsody model. When you add a hyperlink to a model element in Rational Rhapsody, and then move that model onto the Design Manager server, you can see the hyperlink and click it to navigate to other diagram elements. With the ability to see these hyperlinks to attributes, packages, operations, and other diagrams, you no longer have to search a model that's too large to find them in the browser. Links of this type are within a model, not OSLC links to other artifacts.

To view hyperlinks from a model that's on the Design Manager server:

  1. Use the Design Manager explorer to navigate to a model element.
  2. Hover over the element, and then click Show More.
  3. Scroll to Relations, and then expand it.
  4. Scroll to Hyperlinks to view and navigate to other model resources.

For more information, see story item 53891

Improvements for predefined Rational Publishing Engine templates

A Rational Publishing Engine predefined template included with Rational Rhapsody Design Manager has better table formatting capabilities. For more information, see story item 57978

Helper files included in custom domains

When you use the Rational Rhapsody "Create domain" wizard to create a domain from a profile, you can now include Rational Rhapsody helper application files (.hep) along with the other contents of the profile:

  1. In the Rational Rhapsody browser, navigate to the profile, and right-click it.
  2. Select Design Manager > Create/Update domain.
  3. Follow the steps in the wizard.

For more information, see story item 56423.

Show active change sets

When you use the Rational Rhapsody client extension to connect to a project area in DM, Active change sets are now shown in the field to the right of the change sets icon.

For more information, see story item 56218.

OSLC linking in sequence diagrams

You can now use OSLC linking capabilities with sequence diagrams. For more information, see story item 57532

SDK improvements

A number of integration and performance improvements have been made in the DM SDK (Software Development ToolKit). For more information, see: story item 49135

SDK Global Configuration support

DM SDK (Software Development Kit) now supports the ability to resolve an OSLC link source while working in the global configuration context. For more information, see: story item 43468 and The SDK wiki.

Version numbers shown in DM web and Rational Rhapsody client

An artifact's version is now shown in the History and Edit views. For more information, see: story item 56611

Consumer key improvements

When the Rational Rhapsody client generates a consumer key on the server, the key is now stored and used for all subsequent connections to the server. For more information, see: story item 57492

New in previous versions of Design Management 6.0.3

For details about new features and functionality in previous releases, see these pages: