I-Logix adds Use Case Diagrams to UML

Andover, Mass. - I-Logix Inc. announced April 16 the incorporation of Use Case Diagrams into the systems engineering process. The company has added Unified Modeling Language (UML) compliant Use Case Diagrams to Statemate Magnum 3.1, providing engineers with the most comprehensive systems engineering tool available.


Andover, Mass. - I-Logix Inc. announced April 16 the incorporation of Use Case Diagrams into the systems engineering process. The company has added Unified Modeling Language (UML) compliant Use Case Diagrams to Statemate Magnum 3.1, providing engineers with the most comprehensive systems engineering tool available.

The addition of Use Case Diagrams, in combination with Sequence Diagrams and Statecharts already present in Statemate Magnum, provide system engineers with the complete set of UML views required for requirements capture and analysis. The Use Case Diagram enables users to graphically capture the specific uses that a system will perform, define the interaction of the system with external systems or people, and then provide textual descriptions and attributes for each usage. In addition, the system engineer has the ability to graphically define scenarios that are later used to test the system design and final implementation. Use Case Diagrams may be linked to Statemate Magnum Activity Charts, allowing the user to quickly build an executable behavioral model that can be linked to automatically generated GUIs for simulation. These executable Use Case models enable the System Engineer to see how the system will operate under a particular scenario. The combination of UML views, asynchronous simulation, and graphical GUI development within Statemate Magnum make it the most powerful and easy to use tool on the market for the graphical capture and dynamic analysis of system requirements.

Statemate Magnum is a graphical design, simulation and prototyping tool for the rapid development of complex embedded systems. It enables engineers to graphically capture their system requirements, specifications and designs using a combination of UML and traditional functional design notations. The Statemate Magnum graphical language is understood by customers and implementation teams, enabling a concurrent engineering process. Engineers are able to simulate the graphical model, allowing them to visualize the design while they operate, debug and validate that it functions and behaves correctly. Test cases can be recorded during simulation that can later be used to verify the implementation meets the requirements and the specification. This is done up front during the requirements capture and specification phase of the design process, virtually guaranteeing that designs satisfy customer and marketing requirements, before actually building the physical prototype or production unit.

Statemate Magnum automatically generates documentation, provides corporate re-use of system models, and enables seamless integration with leading requirements traceability and configuration management tools through an open API.

Statemate Magnum 3.1 features include:

  • Track Changes - details what has changed in the model from the last version and allows the engineer to provide comments on the modification.

  • Transition Note - allows the systems engineer to write a description of what is causing the system to switch modes of operation and why, with the ability to toggle between the transition note view and the formal action language view which supports system simulation.

  • Ease of Use Enhancements - Incorporates a number of ease of use enhancements such as copy, cut, and paste of Truth Tables, and importing Truth Tables from external files.

  • Statemate Magnum 3.1 will be available early in the spring of 2002.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor

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