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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 26, 2014

Need capability to automatically create derived state diagrams in derived capsule

We have several patterns in our models that use derived capsules and their state machines quite extensively. Consequently, it's a common activity to navigate through a state machine in a derived capsule in order to locate a diagram containing a sub-state where the behavior will be overridden. In order to navigate into a sub-state, the tool requires the user to create a new state diagram for each sub-state that is entered. This is a very time consuming activity for a state machine with multiple composite states existing in multiple paths from the Top level state. This interaction becomes quite tedious when the user is creating multiple derived capsules when the pattern is being implemented. Rose RT does not have this limitation, and as a result it is much quicker to navigate derived state diagrams.

It would be very helpful if the tool would provide a script or a menu item that would automatically create the diagrams for all composite states in the derived capsule.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 59800
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational Software Architect Real Time Edition
  • Guest
    Sep 7, 2016

    Recently (RSARTE 10.0 2016.29) there was a related improvement. When double-clicking an inherited composite state, the dialog that appears now let's you choose if you want to redefine the state and create a local state machine diagram, or if you instead want to navigate to the parent state machine diagram. So it's no longer necessary to override states just in order to navigate around in the state machine.
    However, my understanding from this RFE is that you actually want to redefine all composite states, and that you are looking for a more convenient way of doing this than having to double-click on several composite states. We will consider adding such a command for a future release.

  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Software Architect Real Time Edition

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Software Architect Real Time Edition

  • Guest
    Oct 30, 2014

    This feature is planned for future release.