Integrating Design Management capabilities with global configuration

You can integrate the capabilities of Rational® Rhapsody® Design Manager with the Global Configuration Management application by selecting the GCM configuration context in the Select the Configuration Context window. The streams and baselines available in the GCM context are shown in the window.

Before you begin

Verify that you have installed and registered the Global Configuration Management application and that the initial administrative GCM set up tasks have been performed. See Overview of Global Configuration Management

About this task

The global configurations application let you assemble configurations from several contributing CLM applications, such as Requirements Management (RM) or Quality Management (QM), so teams can so teams can gain an overall view of the physical and logical parts of their product offering. You can view the streams and baselines available in either the local configurations of Rational Rhapsody Design Manager, or those available in the Global Configuration Management application included as part of your Design Management installation.


  1. In Rational Rhapsody Design Manager, navigate to a project area.
  2. In the upper right corner of the project area, select the drop down for the initial stream of the project area. The Configuration Context window is displayed.
  3. In the Configuration Context windowclick Switch to display the baselines and streams associated with either the global configuration or Design Management configuration context.