Wednesday 2 November 2022

IBM Engineering Rhapsody Tip #106 - Power features for filtering diagrams using views/viewpoints

This is my first video for a while and comes from some recent work trying to make it easier for users to exploit the power features of IBM Engineering Rhapsody for filtering diagrams to show elements within a view. Rhapsody includes lots of features to do this such as Queries and CustomViews but it's not always easy to set them up, hence I added some support to Rhapsody to make both the setting up of the necessary elements and then the usability of those elements much easier. After showing the resulting example, the video steps through the steps of creating it using my helper.

First delivery of my new Model-based Testing with Test Conductor training course

Last week I did my first delivery of a new Model-based Testing with IBM Rhapsody Test Conductor (1 day) course I developed to a group of 15 participants, my first new material for a while. Training was based on Rhapsody 9.0.1 iFix 003.

This was the feedback:

Final Class Summary

General: 4.6 out of 5
Material: 4.8 out of 5
Instructor: 4.9 out of 5

Overall Satisfaction: 9.3 out of 10 

The material is all based on hands-on labs and does assume some knowledge of Rhapsody. It can be considered as a 1-day add-on to existing 3-day Mastering Rhapsody trainings. Either done in the same training cycle or as a top-up that gives more exposure to executable modeling later on. 

Rhapsody 9.0.1 iFix 003 SR1 was released 29-Sep-2022

For those that don't know, the latest Interim Fix (iFix) 003 for Rhapsody 9.0.1 is actually a Service Release (SR). This means that it's a complete installer that you can install like a release and don't need to install anything afterwards to get additional fixes (at least at the moment). This makes it a good candidate for performing new installs with as there is just one installer to deal with.

To obtain iFixes for IBM products, you do not need to be a customer but may need to register for IBM id. They are available on IBM's Fix Central website:

Search for: IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody

If you have a previous 9.0.1 installing you need to uninstall and then re-install. Obviously, this needs to be done with an understanding of what customization's you've done to the rhapsody.ini, Share folder such as profiles and properties.

Really iFix 003 is a roll up of all the fixes done since 9.0.1 was originally released into a single installation package. It makes it a good candidate for new installs where you're rolling out Jazz 7.0.2.