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Artisan launches Artisan Studio Reviewer

Cuts design time by up to 30% by automating UML/SysML/UPDM model checking - Accelerates safety-critical applications design and improves design quality

Oct 13, 2009 - 07:02 AM

“Artisan Studio Reviewer automatically provides all the information needed to measure the quality of architectures and systems modeled in Artisan Studio, identify design faults early and fix them quickly,” said Hedley Apperly, Vice-President of Marketing at Artisan Software Tools. “As design projects progress through their lifecycle, the time taken to fix errors gets exponentially longer and it can be difficult either to find or justify the time needed to manually check every detail of a model for completeness, correctness and consistency. Artisan Studio Reviewer replaces the previously manual task, which might otherwise have taken days, with an automated process that takes just seconds or minutes, even for large, complex models.”

Artisan Studio Reviewer checks UML, SysML and UPDM models using over 100 pre-configured design review scenarios. These out-of-the-box design reviews can be easily modified and re-configured to suit a company’s specific design practices and also supplemented with user-defined reviews to meet any unique requirements of a design project. As such, Artisan Studio Reviewer is an invaluable design tool for both project managers and design engineers of all disciplines – architects, systems and software engineers. Design managers no longer have to estimate the status of a design as Artisan Studio Reviewer provides the necessary metrics to measure design quality at each phase of the design cycle. Error reporting on models not only enables design engineers to easily identify errors within a design but, its active mentoring capability that details the consequences of not fixing them as well as proposing solutions for their correction, Artisan Studio Reviewer effectively guides engineers through the rectification process. Fully integrated with Artisan Studio, models can be fixed and updated from within Artisan Studio Reviewer.

“Done yet?’ is one the most difficult questions to answer in engineering. It’s particularly difficult with large models consisting of hundreds of diagrams, thousands of objects, and a team of designers,” said Gary LaBarre, Senior Consulting Engineer at Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. “Artisan Studio Reviewer answers the question, quickly performing hundreds of automated checks that would otherwise be undertaken manually. Executed prior to a peer review, Artisan Studio Reviewer allows designers to quickly assess the quality and readiness of their work and frees the peer review team to focus on the correctness of the functionality. Executed against the entire model, it allows early identification of trouble areas, avoiding time consuming generation of defective documentation or code.”

Artisan has also established a content feedback program for Artisan Studio Reviewer, through which users can make recommendations for improvements and new reviews, thereby actively participating in the future development of the product.

“Artisan Studio Reviewer is a further realization of our Work as One™ philosophy,” said James B. Gambrell, CEO of Artisan Software Tools. “Rapid and effective decision making is crucial to the entire mission and safety-critical embedded systems and software design process. As design deadlines continue to shorten, Artisan Studio Reviewer gives design managers and engineers confidence in the robustness of their designs by making 100% model checking coverage a reality as well as ensuring consistency between engineers and across models. Furthermore, it supports the documentation and communication of best design practice along with the implementation of company-wide design standards.”

About Atego:

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.

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