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Rational Software Architect Extension for Design Management 4.0

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IBM Rational Software Architect Extension for Design Management 4.0 has been made generally available on the IBM Passport Advantage Online website.

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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.
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Rational Software Architect Extension for Design Management adds Jazz server-based Design Management capabilities to Rational Software Architect. It helps teams manage changes, collaborate on, trace, review, search, and document their architecture designs. With Design management, teams can easily manage changes to their designs and avoid conflicts with design-aware change control operations. Teams can collaborate with peers and stakeholders, and review models by using the web client or by using Rational Software Architect client extension. Teams can also use the linked data capabilities of the Design Management server to establish lifecycle traceability between design artifacts and other lifecycle artifacts, such as requirements and work items.
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This page provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

Installation Instructions

You can install this version of the extension as a fresh new installation of the extension.

Installing the extension as a fresh new installation
For step-by-step instructions on installing, setting up, and configuring the extension, see the Installing section of the product information center at

Installing client activation keys for your extension
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 at

After you download your activation keys, you must install the keys by following the instructions in the Managing licenses section at

For details about installing and configuring floating client access licenses, see the Managing floating client access licenses topic at

Downloading trial versions
You can download the trial versions of IBM Rational Software Architect Extension for Design Management from at

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This release is a service release of Rational Software Architect Extension for Design Management. It contains new features and enhancements as well as fixes for client reported and internally found defects.

Problems solved

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Known side effects

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Change history

For an overview on new features, enhancements, and fixes in this release, see

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM53788, PM56654, PM65972, PM66163, PM66168

Document information

More support for: Rational Software Architect Design Manager

Software version: 4.0

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 4032481

Modified date: 07 September 2012