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Rational Software Architect Design Manager 4.0.7

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IBM Rational Software Architect Design Manager 4.0.7 has been made generally available on and contains fixes to previous versions.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description

The Change history section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.

The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

The Download package section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.

The Known side effects 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.

IBM Knowledge Center provides an entry point to product documentation. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product.

Click to review a complete list of the defects resolved in this release on the Release Notes page on

Click to visit the Design Manager project page on

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.


Prerequisites include:

Review the Getting Started page on for important information prior to installing this release.

Installation Instructions

Review the Getting Started page on

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

Installing the product as a fresh new installation

For step-by-step instructions on installing, setting up, and configuring the product, review the Installing and configuring Design Management section of the IBM Knowledge Center.

Upgrading the server

For instructions on upgrading the server, review the Upgrading Design Management Server section of the IBM Knowledge Center.

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 IBM Knowledge Center.

Download package

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Access type Description

The community site is the live development infrastructure for Jazz products.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a maintenance release. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.


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 regressions to report.

Problems solved

Defects resolved

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

The following defects were not resolved in this release:

Review the Release Notes page on for links to queries that list known problems and workaround articles for this release.

Change history

What's new

Review the New and Noteworthy page on for a description of the new features included in this release.

Technical support

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  • Visit the IBM Support Portal to configure your support portal experience and review FAQs, lists of known problems, fixes, and a wealth of important support information.

  • Visit developerWorks to access an online collection of tutorials, sample code, standards, forums and other resources provided by experts at IBM to assist software developers using Rational tools including access to the IBM RFE Community.

  • Visit the Jazz Community if you use a Rational product created using the Jazz platform to interact directly with the Jazz development team and other community members, download product trials and betas and track developement progress.

Helpful Hints For Obtaining Technical Assistance:

Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, gather the background information that you need to describe the problem. When you describe a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:

  • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?
  • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?
  • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?
  • Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM53788, PM56654, PM65972, PM66163, PM66168, PM77398, PM79654, PM81193, PM81318, PM81549, PM82704, PM83134, PM84417, PM81428, PM85390, PM86190, PM86599, PM86690, PM86695, PM86795, PM86796, PM87100, PM87259, PM87260, PM87369, PM87406, PM87680, PM87770, PM87797, PM87973, PM88070, PM88280, PM88281, PM88693, PM88694, PM88259, PM90082, PM90996, PM92414, PM94302, PM95869, PM95543, PM94479, PM87681, PM94132, PI04713, PI10194, PI08558, PI09727, PI05229, PI08034, PI08030, PI06932, PI08687, PI10288, PI09328, PI10287, PI10201, PI10192, PI08894, PI10283

Document information

More support for: Rational Software Architect Design Manager

Software version: 4.0.7

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 4037929

Modified date: 11 July 2014