[Non RPE] Visions of the future

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs has published  for free usage a number of retro styled travel posters for space travel: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/

Not only the images are amazing but the story for each of them could easily be the seed of wonderful Sci-Fi novels  “Astonishing geology and the potential to host the conditions for simple life make Jupiter’s moon Europa a fascinating destination for future exploration”

(source http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/images/europa.jpg )




DOORS and DOORS Next Generation Enlightenment Series 2016

I’ve received this from Nancy Rundlet and I’d like to share it here. I’m glad to see that at least one of the sessions will cover document generation with RPE.

We are very pleased to announce the DOORS and DOORS Next Generation Enlightenment Series  for April through June 2016.

Each month, the DOORS Next Generation webinars will be held on the 1st Thursday, and DOORS 9.x will be on the 3rd Thursday at  11:00 AM ET (8:00 AM PT).  Details with abstracts and registration links for each of the webinars are in the attached Word Document or you can register by clicking on the registration link below.

The abstracts for the session are provided in the attached document. DOORS Abstracts Q2 2016

Date Webcast series –  Thursday 11:00 ET for approximately 1 hour        DNG on 1st Thursday and DOORS 9.x on 3rd Thursday Speaker Registration Link
3/17/2016 Creating Traceability in DOORS and Beyond – The Various Methods Jim Marsh, IBM Register

4/7/2016 Importing and Exporting with DOORS Next Generation Carlos Ramirez, IBM Register

4/21/2016 An Automated Method for Collecting Metrics Kori Haynes, Crane Aerospace Register

5/5/2016 Exploring Navigation in DOORS Next Generation Ed Gentry, IBM Register

5/19/2016 DOORS 101: An Introduction to DOORS 9.6 Rick Learn, IBM Register

6/2/2016 Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) for Custom Reports Across the Lifecycle (DNG, RQM, and Rhapsody) Don Cunningham, IBM Register

6/16/2016 Customizing DOORS and Web Access to Speed up Reviews and Save Lives Cliff Sadler, Brockwell Technologies (US Army) Register

Quickly finding a query in the data source schema

When designing a template you often need to explore a query’s context and all its available attributes. You might need that in order to add another attribute to the output or to work with sibling queries.

Prior to RPE 2.0 your only option is to manually expand one node of the schema at a time until you reached your query. With RPE 2.0.1 you have a far simpler option: right click on the element holding your query and select “Go to schema” from the “Search” sub menu.


RPE will focus the appropriate data source schema in the Schema View and ensure the query is expanded and visible in the schema tree.



Jazz Reporting Architecture

This is how JRS, Insight and RPE fit together to provide reporting capabilities for CLM and more. The JRS and RPE combination offers excellent design usability and runtime performance for any report that involves traceability/data aggregation.

jazz Reporting - JRS + RPE
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RPE Video Tutorials

The IBM User Education team has released 6 new videos on template design and document generation. Thanks Heidi.

Part 1 of 6: Laying out a simple template with static text (14:49)

Part 2 of 6: Adding a Rational Doors Next Generation schema (11:36)

Part 3 of 6: Connecting to a data source and generating a document (10:23)

Part 4 of 6: Formatting your document (10:42)

Part 5 of 6: Adding headers and footers (11:20)

Part 6 of 6: Troubleshooting and debugging (8:40)