New Unique integration Capabilities for MagicDraw
smartfacts is one of the leading publishing and collaboration platforms for MagicDraw. But more than that it provides unique integration mechanisms with other tools, such as Rhapsody, Matlab Simulink, Visio, Enterprise Architect, etc. And finally, smartfacts is THE universal gateway into the world of IBM Jazz for linking model artifacts with Jazz artifacts.
One global tree for all models
The global model warehouse tree carries all your model-based content. Any model that is published from MagicDraw to smartfacts is part of the global model warehouse tree. You may publish a model as a new model or as a new version of an existing model. smartfacts handles versions extremely efficiently. You may store many and large models in many versions.
A user who publishes a model to smartfacts is its model owner by default. Model owners can grant other users or groups of users model ownership or visibility. Visibility can be defined on model level as well as on version level.
Search and navigation
The “My Content” window allows to identify model artifacts in various ways. Use your personal favorites or history, the search engine, navigate or leverage analysis mechanisms to identify diagrams or model elements.
Versions and Version Comparison
smartfacts provides a powerful version comparison functionality across four levels: Model, diagram, property and value. It highlights all diagrams that have been changed between two versions. It colors all elements of a diagram that have been added, deleted or changed. It highlights properties that have changed in a multi-version property grid and it compares valued via a text diff.
Manage Links Model to Model
You easily add links between two artifacts visually independent of the authoring tool where these two elements are maintained. Links can be defined in appearance, direction and behavior. The behavior defines whether and in which direction the link participates in the suspect mechanism. Elements set to ‘suspect’ due to changes in linked elements are added to a suspect board.
Managing Links Model to Requirement
Links between DOORS Next Generation requirements of a module and model elements can be added visually by loading the requirements module into smartfacts and adding the links visually. These links are OSLC links. The link targets can be consumed via delegated UI in DOORS Next Generation, smartfacts and in MagicDraw.
Integrating MagicDraw artifacts with IBM Jazz
You add links between MagicDraw artifacts and IBM Jazz artifacts (e.g. DOORS Next Generation, Quality Manager or Team Concert) from within MagicDraw or within smartfacts or from within the Jazz applications. Link building supports global config management enabled or disabled.
Integrate MagicDraw with Rhapsody and Simulink
Having added a link allows you to seamlessly navigate from within the Rhapsody editor into any other model artifact. So, you can open any link target within MagicDraw, even if it is a Rhapsody or Simulink model. You may even open the Rhapsody model tree inside MagicDraw, pick a diagram and open it in MagicDraw independent of tool or format.
Linking and Referencing MagicDraw Artifacts and Jira Issues
The world’s first full blown OSLC CM provider for Jira including delegated UIs allows to conveniently add bidirectional links between versioned MagicDraw artifacts and Jira issues. You also reference any versioned MagicDraw artifact from within any Jira description or comment. Delegated UIs of the Jira issues and MagicDraw artifacts show the link target in both tools.
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