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MagicDraw 15.5 Adds Project Branching and Merging Capabilities for Large Team Collaboration

No Magic releases the latest version of MagicDraw that features Project Branching, Model Merge, Active Validation, and Provided/Required Interfaces in the Composite Structure diagram. Parameters and Arguments synchronization, Open API and Report Wizard were all enhanced in this release as well.

Plano, TX, July 17, 2008 --( No Magic, Inc., a leading vendor of architecture and business modeling software, announces the release of MagicDraw® 15.5. This version of No Magic’s award-winning business process, and architecture modeling tool adds Project Branching and Model Merge capabilities that allow multiple development teams to easily work on a single product. Provided/Required Interfaces of Port now can be displayed in the Composite Structure diagram using lollipop/fork notation. Active Validation has also been added to instantly checks model, displays errors in the model and suggests solutions. Automatic and manual synchronization of parameters and arguments was improved. Open API has been changed to reflect the updates in the UML metamodel. Additionally, enhancements to the Open API and Report Wizard were added.

“Large development teams often works in parallel on a single model and have to merge several development branches before releasing the product. They need to be free of the risks of the overwriting changes and coordination overhead. MagicDraw 15.5 introduces Project Branching in MagicDraw Teamwork Server and Model Merge capabilities that reduce all that parallel development complexity. Multiple Teams can now take advantage of project branching and merging in MagicDraw to be more productive by storing, managing, detecting and merging changes”, said Gary Duncanson, President of No Magic, Inc. and member of the OMG’s Executive Board of Directors.

Version 15.5 enhances the existing validation feature with instantaneous validation when editing the model. Also, the Active Validation instantly displays errors in the model and suggests solutions. The Active Validation is an extendable mechanism providing common problem indication and solving methods. Custom validation suites can be created using binary or OCL constraints. Companies can now create their own validation rules and have correct models according to their internal standards. These new suites can be created in Enterprise edition only. Predefined suites are available in all MagicDraw editions. In addition, the Active Validation functionality improves the automatic and manual synchronization of parameters and arguments. Active Validation displays unsynchronized elements on diagram pane and in Browser. Users can also use the new Parameters Synchronization dialog for automatic and manual synchronization solving.

No Magic has addressed the most customer requested model notation improvement with Provided and Required Interfaces in the Composite Structure feature. Provided/Required Interfaces of Port now can be displayed in the Composite Structure diagram using lollipop/fork notation.

No Magic will add another “Ease of Use” feature to MagicDraw soon, The Methodology Wizards Plugin. It will automate modeling tasks and extend methodology support in MagicDraw. This Wizard will guide the MagicDraw user through model creation process according to a set methodology. The Methodology Wizards engine will consist of customizable model based steps and can be adapted to fit the customer’s work processes.

Pricing and Availability

MagicDraw is now available for purchase in six editions and four license types (standalone, mobile, floating, and site). Standalone Pricing: Personal Edition ($149). Standard Edition (from $499), Professional (from $899), Enterprise (from $1,599).

The SysML plugin for MagicDraw is available for $799.

The DoDAF plugin for MagicDraw is available for $999, or for $899, if bought at the same time with the SysML plugin.

Teamwork Solution - Along with single licenses, their Teamwork Server can help team collaboration and is available in three editions: 2-5 Connections ($1,495), 6-10 Connections ($2,995), and 10+ Connections ($5,995). Educational and government discounts are available exclusively through direct sales.

Software Assurance Contracts allow customers to receive the new releases with prices starting at $39* (Personal), $99* (Standard), $199* (Professional), $319* (Enterprise), $255* (Teamwork Server).

(* If bought with the original purchase.)

A free Academic Personal Site License is available, and a free MagicDraw model reader is also available for you to share your models.

About No Magic:

No Magic, the 2nd oldest vendor of architecture and business modeling software with its MagicDraw Product Line (Celebrating 10 year Product Line Anniversary on 7/5/2008), supports the full life-cycle from the requirement and planning process through testing with award-winning, OMG standards-compliant software that quickly architects and models your organizational structure, business processes, applications, information, and technology. MagicDraw supports multiple domain specific models, including UML, BPMN, SysML, DoDAF, MDA, unit testing, data modeling and more. Service offerings include training, consulting, and custom applications, and product customization for any part of the MagicDraw suite of tools like custom modeling domain diagrams, requirements management, team collaboration, design, and analysis.

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No Magic, Inc.
Gary Duncanson
(972) 527-9377

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