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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 8, 2020

RSARTE: Improve structure diagram refactoring

Consider a capsule with a contained capsule role (i.e. composition).
Now refactor the capsule by changing the type of the contained capsule role. Assume that the replacement capsule is fully compatible with the original in the sense that:
- It has ports of the same type
- (Optionally) these ports have the same name

The replacement capsule may or may not have an inheritance relationship with the capsule role whose type we are changing.

So a human being would logically understand that these ports are 'the same' and would treat them as such. RSARTE does not do this. Instead it leaves the existing ports in place and adds new ones. This is wrong in the sense that the new contained capsule does not have these ports (so the tool is showing you something that cannot exist) and it is 'wrong' in the sense that this is exactly what I did not expect.

Given such a change in a capsule that is part of an inheritance hierarchy this problem is quite troublesome (since it requires updating all derived structure diagrams by hand.

Is it possible to make RSARTE more intelligent as to capsule part type replacement? If so please do.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 141549
RFE Product Rational Software Architect Real Time Edition