A new version of System Architect has been commercially released


 System Architect® Released

As a valued System Architect® customer, we want to let you know that a new version of System Architect (SA) has been commercially released. We continue to drive improvements to the product within themed areas to enable you to build and maintain a strategic, value-driven enterprise architecture.

System Architect provides the following enhancements:

Frameworks - sysML and UML 2.5: the following enhancements have been added to sysML and the new, precise UML 2.5 support:
Binary Association, Connector, Extension and Information Flow lines can be shown as single line symbol even though it is really a multi-part join.
Binary Associations can be drawn between types, ports and properties.
Multiplicity shown by default.
Items not inheriting from NamedElement can be created without a name from Explorer.
Improved process of reusing existing definitions.
Usability Features in the SA Rich Client: new features providing better usability in the SA rich client include:
SA Diagramming: Names and graphic comments of symbols are now automatically positioned outside a symbol when turning on Depict as Alternate Symbol, instead of needing to manually specify it. This is a great time saver as you can now flip a symbol to different modes without having to specify its name to be inside or outside the symbol.
SA Diagramming: You may now use the Transform Symbol command for representationally consistent symbols. This enables you to drop your own icon onto a diagram, which is defined as Symbol, and then transform it so that it represents a definition in the chosen framework (TOGAF, DoDAF 2, ArchiMate, etc). The picture file reference is copied into the relatively new Depiction Override property. This is a powerful new feature to enable you to customize the visual representation of your architecture with ease.
SA Diagramming: You may now draw a symbol and reference the metafile image of a diagram, stored in the Files table of the encyclopedia. The symbol becomes a read-only version of the diagram, visually represented on another diagram. You can also layer such pictures of diagrams upon each other.
SA Diagramming: Drop action now drops a symbol for each symbol type that can support the definition.
SA Diagramming: Line style is now supported in the symbol stylesheet. Up until now, there was a session-wide default that could be set, and certain diagram types have had default line styles programmed for them. From this release, the configuration stored in the symbol stylesheet will override those.
SA Diagramming Performance: Symbol diagram depictions are now only loaded when needed for a symbol.
SA Diagramming: When you open a diagram in an external window that floats above SA on the screen, it will now open to the same dimensions as the current dimensions of in-frame diagrams.
SA Line Drawing: a new line drawing option is available wherein the origin of the line remains fixed as you draw. The option is available in the Tools, Preferences dialog: 'Fix line origin when creating lines'.
Analysis Features: new features providing better architecting in SA include:
Explorer Diagram: Show Immediate Relatives now shows a tree where items to be added can be removed before committing the action.
Explorer Diagram: Now allows the merge of a relationship definition that has been dropped and expanded so that it has outgoing lines to its two references.
Architecture Features: new features include:
Data Centric Hierarchy & Box-in-Box Diagrams Support Multiple Parents: You may now build data centric hierarchy diagrams wherein a child has multiple parents. This is also supported on diagrams with one symbol inside another (referred to as 'box-in-box' diagram types; example system of systems). Support is also provided for the same definition appearing more than once on a hierarchy diagram.
Instantiable definitions have a new Instances chapter that shows the list of instances that instantiate the definition. This is of particular interest to DoDAF 2 users, where instantiation plays a big part of the metamodel.
SA XT Web Dashboard Performance Enhancements: SA XT personalized dashboards provides the following performance enhancements:
Widget content loads independently so the user does not have to wait for their whole dashboard to load before becoming usable. This enhances performance tremendously especially if the user had a dashboard with many tabs and many reports on each tab.
Adding new widgets happens dynamically without needing to reload the dashboard.
SA Publisher Enhancements:
New "Tabbed"output stylesheet: A new stylesheet named "Tabbed Tables.xsl" has been added that behaves similarly to Generic Definitions.xsl, except instead of displaying subreports one after another on a definition page, a row of tab buttons are shown corresponding to the Subreports. Users can click a tab to display the desired table of output.
Lists.xsl stylesheet improved: The SA Publisher output of any report using lists.xsl now allows users to sort by each column header, enable paging, and instant search for their output table. This is provided by lists.xsl now including reference to, and initialization of the 3rd party, open source DataTables script. More advanced options can be found at Datatables.net.
OSLC Global Configuration Enhancements: the following support for Open Service Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) Global Configurations has been added:
Support for IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management Version 7.0.2 (the latest version).
SA -> EWM:
Link creation from System Architect to IBM Engineering Workflow Management (EWM, formerly Rational Team Concert (RTC)) in the context of a Global Configuration.
Rich hover of links from System Architect to IBM EWM in the context of a Global Configuration.
  Navigation to linked EWM resources in the context of a Global Configuration.
EWM -> SA:
Link creation from IBM EWM to System Architect in the context of a Global Configuration.
Rich hover of links from IBM EWM to System Architect in the context of a Global Configuration.
Client Issues: a number of client issues are also fixed, as enumerated and described in the Release Notes.

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