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Having a problem with the visual editor in RSA

Brian Legg
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I am reading the RAD (Rational Application Developer) PDF and I am trying to follow it to use their visual editor. However, I am using RSA (Rational Software Architect).

Does RSA not have a "Visual Editor" for GUI design? This makes no since. RSA is supposed to include all of RAD and then some. RSA extends RAD, lol.

Has anyone worked on a GUI, visually using RSA?

Thanks!


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Brian Legg
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I found this post from long ago that seems to back up my thoughts:

Originally posted by Roland Barcia:
RAD gives you(Full IDE for J2EE, Web Services, database, etc...)
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/developer/application/index.html
You get full WAS 6.0 Base server as a test environment with RAD.

RSM (Modeler) is a modeling tool. It is the next generation of Rational Rose and Rational XDE
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/modeler/swmodeler/index.html


RSM + RAD + a little bit more stuff = RSA (Architect).
RSA gives you all the modeling (use cases, all UML 2.0, etc.. + the whole RAD IDE)
Pattern and transformation authoring and generation.
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/architect/swarchitect/index.html

[ May 09, 2006: Message edited by: Roland Barcia ]


If RSA = RSM + RAD + more stuff then how come I can't use a visual editor to create a GUI in RSA?
Jesper Jensen
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Brian Legg wrote:I am reading the RAD (Rational Application Developer) PDF and I am trying to follow it to use their visual editor. However, I am using RSA (Rational Software Architect).

Does RSA not have a "Visual Editor" for GUI design? This makes no since. RSA is supposed to include all of RAD and then some. RSA extends RAD, lol.

Has anyone worked on a GUI, visually using RSA?

Thanks!


I've had this issue myself and I know that RSA does have a Visual Editor.
I work with it on my laptop, but when I installed it on my desktop recently I found no Visual Editor.

After a while I happened upon this: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21305500.
While this is v. 7 (I work with v.8) it worked just fine for me.

As this link (link being Coderanch) is one of the first one on the google search I thought I'd share what I found.

Sorry I couldn't help with that one some years earlier.

Regards,
Kirtanei.

 
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