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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 (

Up-to-date documentation can be found here: CAST Architecture Checker.

Options window / Content window

This page provides a detailed description of the Options / Contents window within the CAST Architecture Checker:

Options window

The Options window contains various GUI options - some of the options are also available in the Main menu.

Lock dependenciesUse this option to block the creation of dependencies between layers and/or sets.
Lock definitionsUse this option to block the definition of layer and/or set content.
View setsThis option enables you to display or hide Sets - this applies to the Layers and Sets window and the Main window.
Inside viewDefinitionThis option (default option) displays the configuration of each layer or set and allows you to define the contents:

Content sampleThis option will display a list of objects that match the configuration you have defined:

Note that you need to have used the Check all layers, Check content or Check model options before the content will be displayed. If you have defined a new layer and/or set and not yet used this option, then the following will be displayed:

Double click the text to load the content (i.e. the matching objects).

EmptyUse this option to display blank content for your layers and/or sets:

DependenciesThis slider changes the opacity value of the links between layers - arrows.
CompositionsThis slider changes the opacity value of links between layers and sets via the configuration blocks member-of and excluded-from - arrows.

By default, this slider is set to fully clear - i.e. links are not visible.

ResultsThis slider changes the opacity value of links generated by the Check model option - arrows or arrows (when being examined).
Zoom factorThis slider governs the zoom factor used in the Main window (Model tab only). You can also use the View menu to manage zoom.
Result SizeThis drop down list governs the number of links that are displayed when the Check model option is run. By default, a maximum of 1000 links will be displayed by default for performance reasons (the more links that are available, the longer the Check model process will take). You can choose from one of the following available options:
  • 1000
  • 5000
  • 10000
  • Unlimited

Contents window

This window simply shows the content (i.e. the list of objects that match the configuration you have defined) of the layer or set that is currently selected in the Main window (Model tab). Its display is identical to selecting Inside View > Content sample:

You do, however, need a live connection to the Management Service for this to function correctly. See Working online for more information.

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