Expert WorkshopMeta Modelling with IBM RhapsodyModelling Automation with IBM Rhapsody – Starter
Creating manually a Rhapsody profile in IBM Rhapsody and adding new stereotypes and tags can be a challenge. Further it is also very time consuming, not very interesting and very prone to mistakes. Addiitonally, when maintaining profiles in a larger context it become even more difficult to manage them effectively. Also adding other elements like a matrix layout can result in a large amount of tedious work. The Rhapsody Profile Generator based l is our answer and proofed solution in helping you to focus on value added work in Product and Systems Development, helping you to build up a systematic approach.
This product developed by EVOCEAN is an add-on for IBM Rhapsody to help in generating Rhapsody Profiles. It is based on a Meta Model Profile. As an interesting side effect, building meta model helps to increase quality of generated profile like defining which concepts could contain which others and which new type of dependency could target which concepts.
Profile generation using Meta Model Profile system helps modeling experts in charge of organizing the model. It is not designed to be used by regular modelers as understanding of meta model concept is quite complex and requires both a good knowledge of the modeled domain and a high capability of abstraction.
A profile allows to extend UML (i.e. SysML) by defining stereotypes and tags. Profile could also contain other elements like matrix layout.
Stereotype is one of UML extension concept; it aims to define new type of concept inheriting of UML concept.
Tag is another UML extension concept; it aims to define new attributes for either existing UML concepts or stereotypes created concepts.
The meta model is a model that represents existing concepts of a dedicated domain. It is the model of the model. A model instantiates a meta model. As a model, a meta model is composed of meta model elements. The base paradigm is UML, a meta model is a specialization of UML. All UML features could be used for meta model as it is an UML model.
A meta model element represents a concept of a domain. A model element is an instance of a meta model element. As the base paradigm is UML, a meta model element should inherits from an UML concept.
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