Installing a new release - CAST does not support the upgrade of CAST Architecture Checker from any previous release. Therefore, CAST recommends uninstalling the previous release of CAST Architecture Checker and then installing the new release from scratch.



Architecture Library improvements

It is now possible to add existing Layers and Sets in Architecture Models and Quality Rule Models to the Architecture Library for re-use in other models (in 1.2.0 the Architecture Library was introduced with no ability to add Layers/Sets to it). When a Layer or Set is added to the Library, it will appear as a Custom Layer or a Custom Set:

Layers and Sets can be added to the Library by right clicking the header bar and selecting Save to Library:

The Custom items can be re-used in models or removed from the Library:

Cosmetic updates to the GUI

All icons have been updated in the GUI:

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New icons are also added for metamodel object types:



New Architecture Library

A new Architecture Library has been added to CAST Architecture Checker and is available in the left hand panel. Its goal is to provide a set of predefined Layers and Sets that can be re-used for both Architecture Models and Quality Rule Models:

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Improved export of Quality Rule Models

When exporting a Quality Rule Model as an extension, the export process will now check whether any sets/layers defined in the model are present in the metamodel and if not will display a warning message to that effect:

The export process will be allowed to continue (in previous releases a "null error" was displayed and the export failed) and the log will contain information about the types that are not in the metamodel so that these can be corrected:

Note that this check functions in online and offline mode:

  • when in offline mode, the "metamodel" checked by CAST Architecture Checker is an "offline" metamodel stored on disk in %PROGRAMFILES%\CAST\Archi-Checker-QR\configuration\Languages
  • when in online mode, the "metamodel" checked by CAST Architecture Checker is the metamodel present in your selected Application.

Note also that when an error linked to the metamodel exists in the Model before export, the layer or set will be displayed in red: