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Rational Software Architect Design Manager 4.0.4

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IBM Rational Software Architect Design Manager 4.0.4 has been made generally available on The 4.0.4 release contains fixes to version 4.0.3.

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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.
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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.
Rational Software Architect Design Manager 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.
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.


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Impact Assessment
Impact Description
Corrective This release is a maintenance release of Rational Software Architect Design Manager 4.0.3. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.
Test Results


Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition
There are no known issues to report.

Problems solved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known side effects

To learn about the problems or limitations that were found in this version at the time of its release and any workarounds or solutions that are available, review the Release Notes on

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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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM88259, PM90082, PM90996, PM92414, PM94302, PM95869

Document information

More support for: Rational Software Architect Design Manager

Software version: 4.0.4

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 4035610

Modified date: 06 September 2013