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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 29, 2014

Add Global Option in User Preferences Selecting Show compartments for Capsules and Protocols

RSA RT is missing a global option in user preferences for selecting "Show compartments" that are unique to capsules and protocols.

Under UML modelling for UML diagrams there is a dialog to select what compartments to show for Classifers so that the display of all the compartments can be disabled when a class is placed on a class diagram. Unfortunately, this feature does not extend to Capsules and Protocol which are also a type of classifer. Consequently when a user drags a capsule or a protocol onto a class diagram, the compartments for ports in Capsules or for In/Out events in Protocols are always displayed on the diagram by default, and there is no way to alter that default behavior. The user must manually disable the display of those compartments for each element placed on the diagram.

There should be additional sections under Real Time diagrams for classifier filtering that includes a "Show Compartments" and "Show Compartment Titles" for the compartments unique to Capsules and to Protocols. There should be a box to select Capsule ports, and there should be boxes to select Protocol In Events and Out Events. There should also be boxes for showing the corresponding compartment titles.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 61262
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational Software Architect Real Time Edition
  • Guest
    Sep 20, 2016

    I agree it's confusing that some of the preferences under Modeling - UML Diagrams - Class now apply for Capsules and that similar preferences are missing for Capsules and Protocols under UML Development - Real Time - Diagrams - Class. It's probably best to have completely separate preferences for capsules and protocols since the set of meaningful compartments for these are not the same as for general UML classifiers. We will look at adding such preferences 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