- The SysML profile provides a dependency stereotype called «allocate»
- Often allocation is used where you want to allocate behavior elements to structural elements, i.e. behavioral to structural allocation.
- Allocation can be visualized in compartments, e.g., AllocatedTo and AllocatedFrom, that can be shown using the Display Options... dialog.
- Allocation compartments work for a range of elements in Rhapsody, including Operations, Blocks and Activities.
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Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Rational Rhapsody Tip #56 - Using Allocation relations In SysML
The following is a little demo I did recently on a training to illustrate the concept of allocation in SysML. Overall the concept is very simple, of course, which is that allocation is a cross-cutting construct that uses a UML dependency as its base type. This "create a model from scratch" video shows an example of creating two hierarchies, one structural and one behavioral, and then relating them using «allocate» dependencies, and visualizing the relations in compartments. I illustrate this by creating a New Term «FunctionBlock» stereotype (this is a slightly more advanced topic of discussion, of course, but is a topic that comes up a lot, especially with my automotive customers).
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