What's new in Publisher for Rhapsody 3.2.0?

By Alexia Tenneguin | 16/01/2024 | Reading time: 4 min

As we enter the new 2024 calendar year, we are ready to tackle new challenges and deliver advanced software solutions that bring even more value to our customers.  

The exchange of systems models and bidirectional workflows is critical within the Aerospace and Defense marketplace. This is why we are starting 2024 with a release that we are excited about launching. The Publisher for Rhapsody 3.2.0 will bring you enhancements for roundtrip transformation of models between IBM Rhapsody and Cameo Systems Modeler or Cameo MagicDraw, advanced capabilities with the addition of support OSLC links in the conversion, and more. The Publisher also aids in increasing the value of digital engineering with IBM’s ELM (Engineering Lifecycle Management). Please keep on reading to learn more about the latest improvements within the Publisher for Rhapsody 3.2.0 release.

Model transformation Improvements

In this release, we have improved support for Cameo Systems Model imports in IBM Rhapsody. You can now import UML diagrams and structures from Cameo Systems Modeler that were previously incompatible with IBM Rhapsody due to IBM Rhapsody constraints.  

Support for iterative scenarios

One of our objectives for 2024 is to provide support for roundtrip scenarios and bidirectional workflows leveraging the Publisher for Rhapsody.  

In this release, we are making considerable progress to enable the preservation and selection of model elements when iterating Rhapsody-Cameo-Rhapsody and Cameo-Rhapsody-Cameo model transformation scenarios.

Using Unique Identifiers (UID) to export source model data to the target model, Publisher for Rhapsody supports iterative scenarios, independent of the start direction.

New add-on: OSLC IBM DOORS Next Links Export​

One of the capabilities we always aim to provide with our tools is advanced support for traceability across the development lifecycle. 

The 3.2.0 release of the Publisher for Rhapsody comes with a new add-on license that provides enhanced support for the traceability of requirements during the transformation of your system's models between IBM Rhapsody and Cameo Systems Modeler. 

The new add-on supports the export of the OSLC links between IBM Rhapsody model elements and IBM DOORS Next requirements during the conversion from IBM Rhapsody to Cameo Systems Modeler or Cameo MagicDraw models. 

The image below shows that the IBM DOORS Next systems requirement was exported to Cameo Systems Modeler from IBM Rhapsody and the OSLC link it contains. This enables Cameo Systems Modeler users the ability to click on the systems requirement and navigate to IBM DOORS Next to view the requirements in its native repository. 


The OSLC IBM DOORS Next Links Export add-on exports the IBM DOORS Next links as proxy requirements as well as OSLC hyperlinks into the target Cameo Systems Modeler model.  

Using OSLC hyperlink syntax used in Cameo Data Hub (optional), the add-on allows you to open and navigate within the Cameo Systems Modeler model to the IBM DOORS Next requirements. The Cameo model will point to the exact requirement and version used in IBM Rhapsody.

Coming next in Publisher for Rhapsody

What does the future of Publisher for Rhapsody look like? Here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming up next later this year:

Export of Units

The export of Units will ease integration in the target system. This feature will enable the SME (Subject Matter Expert) to respect the structure of the source models and will enable multiple units when exporting. In combination with the UID enhancement, it will ease integration and merge steps, by recognizing, for example, client/supplier packages’ structure.

Sharing Best Practices

We are also working with companies in the aerospace, defense, and automotive industries. Each has specific workflows and shared questions. Dealing with bi-directional workflows, we will provide guidance and suggestions to ease the sharing and merging of model data for both IBM Rhapsody and Cameo Systems Modeler.

SysML v.1x to SysML v.2

A sneak peek into early Fall may include a SysML v.1x to SysML v.2 service too, so keep watching for our next blog post. Make sure you don’t miss it by subscribing to our blog.

Come meet us to learn more about the Publisher for Rhapsody

Over the next six months, we look forward to talking with you at one of the many regional IBM Software & Systems Engineering Symposiums as well as at the Dassault Systèmes MBSE Cyber Experience Symposium in May in the U.S. Learn more about the events we will be attending on our events page.

Alexia Tenneguin

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