Oct 01, 2009 - 07:17 AM
Artisan® Software Tools, the world’s largest independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative modeling tools for complex, mission and safety-critical systems and software, has added a ‘glossUML’™ capability to Artisan Studio®. An extension to SysML/UML, glossUML enables presentation-quality diagrams to be generated quickly, easily and directly from the models created in Artisan Studio. By improving the visual clarity of Artisan Studio models, glossUML helps to improve communication between all project stakeholders, fundamentally increasing design project understanding. The new glossUML capability is available now in Artisan Studio Version 7.1 released next week.
“Effective communication between all stakeholders is essential to the smooth, expeditious progress of any development project,” said Hedley Apperly, Vice-President of Marketing for Artisan Software Tools. “glossUML utilizes graphical techniques to visually improve the clarity of the SysML/UML and UPDM models created in Artisan Studio – making them easier to interpret and understand, particularly by project stakeholders not directly involved in the development process. glossUML creates presentation-ready diagrams of Artisan Studio models enabling them to be cut and pasted directly into tools like Microsoft Powerpoint®, eliminating the time wasted re-drawing diagrams for the purposes of presentations.”
Artisan Studio’s glossUML capability provides a unique combination of graphical features to effectively give SysML/UML/UPDM model diagrams a presentation-ready 3D look-and-feel. With glossUML, Associations can now use curved 3D lines, shadows can be applied to Symbols and Associations, and Symbols can have a bevel or graduated fill. Artisan Studio’s glossUML capability is fully configurable by model, meta-type, stereotype, dictionary item and the Symbol on a diagram. Model-wide style templates can be set up and a thumbnail pane facility shows the whole model diagram while allowing sections of it to be viewed. Users have the option to turn the glossUML capabilities on and off or even to revert back to the standard UML style.
“glossUML fundamentally improves the look-and-feel of the Artisan Studio’s SysML/UML/UPDM model diagrams making them easier to understand. Presentation-ready model diagrams make the whole process of project reporting and communication easier to handle,” concluded Hedley Apperly.
Atego is a world leading software tools and professional services company, focused on helping organizations engineer complex, mission- and safety-critical systems and software. With today’s systems and software engineering projects continually growing in complexity, Atego Vantage collaborative design and development environment, Atego Perspective MB-PLE process and expert professional services enable abstraction, optimization and automation – dramatically increasing quality, security and productivity.
- Beverley McFarlane, Marketing Manager
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