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Model to model tansformation framework should provide mechanisms for getting plain text from rich text valued features

The M2M transformation framework should provide mechanisms for getting plain text from rich text valued features. For example, maybe it is possible to instrument the implementation of the Move mapping to detect rich text and then convert to plain...
about 13 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Software Architect Designer 4 Planned for future release

RFE: Easier way to browse type of instance specification from the PE

Currently the quickest way to browse to the type of an instance from the PE (not from the diagram) is:1. Right-click instance in PE 2. UML Properties..: 'Classifier' is opened by default. 3. Right-click ...
almost 14 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Software Architect Designer 1 Planned for future release

Ability to not copy referenced model that have no references back the model used as template.

This is a request to get additional functionality to provide an option to not duplicate the referenced models that have no references back into the template model using the following scenario scenario
almost 14 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Software Architect Designer 1 Planned for future release

Ability to change dependency's relationship type

Ability to change dependency relationships directly from, for example, "Abstraction" to "Binding" without having to delete and redraw is required.
about 13 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Software Architect Designer 3 Planned for future release

Morph UML elements to other types

Ability to morph one type of UML element into another one is required.
over 14 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Software Architect Designer 2 Planned for future release

Profile tooling should support sequence diagrams

Profile tooling does not support sequence diagram.Our customer would like to create stereotyped messages from the palette directly, and this is currently impossible.
almost 13 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Software Architect Designer 4 Future consideration

Request for a virtual folder for links in the Project explorer

Associations are grouped in a virtual folder "Associations" in each package. However, Links (Instance Specification of the Association) are not. When working with a large number of object / links, it can easily overload and pollute the view.It wou...
over 13 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Software Architect Designer 2 Planned for future release

xsd validation for soap requests/responses

We are developing client applications for web services and we would like to do xsd validation on the soap messages (requests and responses) when executing our clients on the WebSphere Test Environment 6.1 (+ Web Services Feature Pack 6.1.0.13) emb...
over 12 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Software Architect Designer 2 Future consideration

Enhance RSM/RSA to provide an Interface to Class converter in UML models

When a person models an application using UML, it often happens that an Interface has to be converted to a Class (which may be abstract) and vice-versa. This option would allow the user to right-click on an Interface or a Class and to have an opti...
over 12 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Software Architect Designer 3 Future consideration

RSA 7.0.x loads all at startup, definitely a memory hogger

RSA 7.0.x loads everything at startup, instead components should have been loaded on demand. It is extremely slow, takes ample time even for a minor change. Moreover, it prohibits user operations to take place while RSA is trying to synchronize co...
over 12 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Software Architect Designer 8 Future consideration