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'Architect for Software' edition missing as 64-bit version install option

Technote (troubleshooting)


Attempts to install IBM Rational Rhapsody 64-bit version results in no option to select 'Architect for Software' edition.


Installing Rhapsody 32-bit version shows the following versions.

  1. IBM Rational Rhapsody Developer
  2. IBM Rational Rhapsody Architect for Software
  3. IBM Rational Rhapsody Architect for Systems Engineers
  4. IBM Rational Rhapsody Designer for Systems Engineers


Rhapsody 64-bit version does not have Architect for Software version.


Rhapsody released its first 64-bit version from version 8.0.3 in June 2013.

In its current 64-bit versions (8.0.3 & 8.0.4), it still has lots of limitations and not supported features.

For details, review technote 7038779: Features not available in the Windows 64-bit version of Rational Rhapsody 8.0.3 and later

Resolving the problem

There is no reverse engineering in 64 bit; therefore, the Architect for Software edition can not be used in Rhapsody.


If you want to use Architect for Software edition, install the 32-bit version.

Document information

More support for: Rational Rhapsody

Software version: 8.0.3, 8.0.4

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1650528

Modified date: 08 October 2013