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Artisan Software Upgrades Model-driven Development Tools

Artisan Software Tools has launched an upgrade of Artisan Studio, its model-driven development tool suite. Version 7.1 new modeling features include comprehensive support for the OMG Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM 1.0) standard, improved model diagram presentation through glossUML, new documentation generation through Artisan Publisher, increased extra-large model support and enhanced UML Activity modeling, and support for Microsoft Windows 7.

The release of Artisan Studio Version 7.1 has been synchronized with the finalization of the OMG's UPDM 1.0. It provides support for this new standard, which addresses the visual modeling needs of the global defense community. Artisan Studio delivers support for all seven UPDM viewpoints, providing a standardized means to describe both DoDAF and MODAF architectures.

Artisan Studio's glossUML features creates presentation-ready diagrams of Artisan Studio models, letting them be used as-is as well as to be cut and pasted directly into software like Microsoft Powerpoint.

Artisan Studio Version 7.1 now also includes Artisan Publisher, a template-driven document and report generator. With input accepted from multiple Artisan Studio models, the ability to add external images and a drag-and-drop facility for building document structure, Artisan Publisher provides a range of out-of-the-box templates. A preview option also reduces errors and the time spent on the production of larger documents. Artisan Publisher will replace Artisan Studio's previous document generator.

Changes have also been made to the UML Activity modeling capability and enhanced support for extra-large models. The UML Activity modeling upgrades include new meta-types and symbols, drag-and-drop facilities, the ability to populate diagrams from the dictionary, a consistency checker, and the ability to re-use activities across diagrams.

Artisan Studio Version 7.1 provides XMI support with OMG MIWG (Model Interchange Working Group) Test Case 1 compliance, an enhanced Automated Code Synchronizer with code transformation patterns for C and C++, reducing the timescale for developing new transformations, C language state machine support, and support for Windows 7.

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