Starting from CAST AIP 8.3.23, CAST Architecture Checker will no longer be installed as part of the CAST AIP setup, whether installing CAST AIP from scratch or on a server where a previous release of CAST AIP exists. CAST Architecture Checker has evolved into a standalone component where all feature requests and bug fixes are now managed. This standalone component can be downloaded from CAST Extend (https://extendng.castsoftware.com/#/search-results?q=archichecker).
Up-to-date documentation can be found here: CAST Architecture Checker.
This section provides a detailed description of the contents of the File menu within the CAST Architecture Checker:
|New Architecture Model||Use this option to create a new Architecture Model. The New Architecture Model dialog box will be displayed enabling you to do so. See Define a new Architecture Model for more information.|
|Open Architecture Model||Use this option to open an existing saved Architecture Model. A standard Windows Open File dialog box will be displayed enabling you to search for a .CASTArchitect file - the file type used to save an entire Architecture Model.|
Note that if you open an Architecture Model created and saved with a previous release of CAST AIP (≤ 8.3.0), then you may be warned as follows:
This means that the Architecture Model was created with an older release of CAST AIP that did not include the ability to set Properties on the model (for example, associated Quality Rule name, weight, criticality, documentation etc.). As such, the CAST Architecture Checker has initialized these Properties in the Architecture Model with default values. These default values may not correspond to the values you may have set in the CAST Management Studio and therefore may impact results when the Architecture Model is used in an analysis.
See also Configuring model properties for more information about the Properties that can be configured.
|Open Template||Allows you to open and edit an existing template saved as a .CASTArchitect file. See Working with Templates.|
|Save / Save Template|
Use this option to save your Architecture Model or your existing custom Template
|Save As||Use this option to save your Architecture Model: you will be offered the chance to choose the location and name of the .CASTArchitect file used to store the entire Architecture Model.|
You can change the default storage location using the Edit > Settings menu option.
|Properties||This option allows you to configure the properties of the current Architecture Model. See Configuring model properties for more information.|
|Exit||Use this to quit the CAST Architecture Checker. You will be prompted to save any unsaved changes you have made.|