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What's new in SysML plugin 17.0.3 FR (Feature Release)?

Release date: 10th December 2012 

For the description of the FR (Feature Release) and LTR (Long-term Release - Gibraltar),
please read the article 
No Magic Introduces New Gibraltar Long-Term Releases. 

1. New Features

1.1. Display Parts with multi-level selection
1.2. SysML-Lite
1.3. Predefined Relation maps

2. Enhancements

3. Fixed issues (publicly available and reported by you)

1. New Features

1.1. Display Parts with multi-level selection

The Display Parts dialog has been enhanced to support infinite levels of the composition tree, enabling quick selection and displaying of any deep-nested parts in IBD and Parametric diagrams.

Moreover, automatic pathname dot notation will be generated when deep-nested parts are selected without also selecting their owning blocks/parts.

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1.2. SysML-Lite

“SysML-Lite is a simplified version of the language to help people get started modeling with SysML, but is not part of the SysML standard. It includes six of the nine SysML diagrams, and a small subset of the available language features for each diagram kind. SysML-Lite provides a significant modeling capability.” -

A Practical Guide to SysML, 2nd Edition, Chapter 3.3.  

The standard mode of the System Engineer perspective has been simplified according to the SysML-Lite description to reduce the learning curve of new system engineering team members.

Note: To enable the full set of SysML concepts, open the Select Perspectives dialog (click Options > Perspectives > Perspectives on the main menu), and switch the System Engineer perspective to the Expert mode.

1.3. Predefined Relation maps

The SysML plugin introduces a predefined set of Relation maps to increase traceability of system requirements and design elements.

The Relation map is a special kind of diagram that automatically updates and renders an elements dependency tree according to predefined dependency criteria.

SysML 17.0.3 adds predefined maps for:

  • Activity Decomposition analysis
  • Instance Tree traversal
  • Nested and derived Requirements
  • Structure decomposition (alternative to the Structure tree in the Model Browser)

The following figures depict two examples of the predefined Relation map: the Activity decomposition map and the Subsystem decomposition map.

Activity Decomposition small

Subsystem Decomposition small

2. Enhancements

  • QUDV library is updated according to 
  • Attributes of ValueType are available in the Specification window and BDD diagram allowing quicker creation of complex data types.
  • Enumeration as ValueType is added into the BDD diagram toolbar.
  • A Nested Requirement Diagram with the parent requirement displayed can now be created from the New Diagram shortcut menu.
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