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Rational Software Architect Design Manager 4.0.3

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IBM Rational Software Architect Extension for Design Management 4.0.3 has been made generally available on, Passport Advantage, and Fix Central.

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Sections Description
This page provides an overview on new features, enhancements, and fixes in this release.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.
The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit IBM Product information page to browse for additional information centers.
You can use the Design Management capabilities to architect, design, and develop software and systems in an iterative and collaborative way. You can also share designs, stay current with others, and understand downstream impacts of design changes. between design artifacts and other lifecycle artifacts, such as requirements and work items.
The Design Management Library contains articles, videos, tips, documentation, and more resources to help you learn about Design Management capabilities.
The Design Management project wiki provides a variety of resources to help you collaborate on models and designs that were created in IBM Rational Software Architect.
Click to review the problems and APARs solved in this release, if any.


The Getting Started page on provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

Installation Instructions

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Installing the product as a fresh new installation
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Installing client activation keys for your product
By default, the product is installed with several trial licenses. To convert a trial license to a permanent license, you must install an appropriate client activation key for the release. To download your client activation keys, visit the IBM Rational License Key Center.

After you download your activation keys, you must install the keys by following the instructions in the Managing licenses section of the information center.

For details about installing and configuring floating client access licenses, see the Managing floating client access licenses topic in the information center.

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This release is a maintenance release of Rational Software Architect Design Manager, Version 4.0. It contains enhancements and fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Problems solved

To review the problems and APARs solved in this release, review the Release Notes on

Known side effects

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Change history

For an overview on new features, enhancements, and fixes in this release, review the What's New page on

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Fix Central 14 Jun 2013 English 1 FC

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Document information

More support for: Rational Software Architect Design Manager

Software version: 4.0.3

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 4034751

Modified date: 12 June 2013

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