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Magic Systems of Systems Architect 2022x Documentation

Magic Systems of Systems Architect

Released: July 1, 2022 

In the 2022x release, we implemented the UAF 1.2 standard changes making the UAF 1.2 Profile fully supported in UAF, UAF Enterprise Architect, DoDAF, DoDAF 2.0, MODAF, NAF, and NAF 4.0 frameworks. Therefore, UAF 1.1 is no longer supported. Moreover, we adapted the partial import of the ArchiMate model from the open exchange file into the UAF 1.2 project. Finally, new DISR and UJTL library versions are now available.

This version also introduces several Instantiation Wizard improvements that will allow you to customize Instance Specifications before creating them, e.g., define their names and apply custom stereotypes. In addition, the plugin now supports the upcoming SysML 1.7 specification and provides an easier way to perform requirement verification in Requirement Tables.

The 2022x release launches the Data Markings and Classification Plugin for working with classified or sensitive data. This plugin allows system and software engineers, enterprise architects, and others to mark model elements to indicate different levels of classification or sensitivity.

For general modeling, this release presents diagram banner creation, improvements to Structured Expressions, extended filtering by Legend items functionality, an easier and safer way to manage secure connections, pre-bundled plugins, Product Line Engineering Plugin, and Project Merge Plugin improvements.

Beginning with this version, Reader is introduced as a modeling tool mode.

Additionally, collaborative modeling has been further enhanced with production-ready Global Element Usage Search functionality, allowing you to effectively analyze element modification impact in decomposed, highly interlinked models.

To download the latest version, see Downloading installation files. For further information, check the product documentation.

UAF 1.2 Features

Methods and Standards

Beginning with this version, the UAF 1.2 Plugin is available for use in production. The UAF 1.2 Profile is fully supported in UAF, UAF Enterprise Architect, DoDAF, DoDAF 2.0, MODAF, NAF, and NAF 4.0 frameworks. The following migration will be necessary:

Learn more about the duration of project migration >>

IMPORTANT! The UAF 1.1 Plugin is no longer available.

Evolution of standards

UAF 1.2 support

Together with the UAF 1.2 Profile, the following changes (such as new aspects*, viewpoints**, diagrams, and tables) are implemented:

  • Interaction Scenarios Aspect is renamed to Sequences Aspect.
  • New Architecture Management Viewpoint:
    • New Architecture Management diagram.
    • Dictionary is a part of Architecture Management Viewpoint.
  • New Motivation Aspect:
    • New Strategic Motivation diagram.
    • Requirements view specification is a part of Motivation Aspect for operational, personnel, resources viewpoints.
    • New Security Controls diagram.
  • Improvements in Strategic Viewpoint:
    • Support of Value Streams.
    • Introduced Strategic Constraints, new Strategic Constraint table in UAF Framework, and new C8 Planning Assumption table in NAF 4.0 Framework.
    • Introduced Strategic Exchanges.
    • New Strategic Processes diagram.
  • Improvements in Services Viewpoint:
    • Introduced Service Contract constraints.
    • Introduced Service Exchanges.
    • Service Association stereotype is introduced and applied to associations between Services.
    • Resource Service introduced to model technical services, such as web services. 
  • Improvements in Security Viewpoint:
    • Risks as a cross-cutting construct bringing new Risks diagram available in most viewpoints, under Parameters Aspect.
    • New Security Constraints table.
  • Implementation Matrix enhanced and adapted to UAF 1.2 Profile.
  • Support Personnel Traceability.
    • Functions to Operational Activities and Actual Responsible  Resources to Actual Project Mapping matrices are available in Personnel Traceability View Specification.
  • Improvements in Information Aspect:
    • Dictionary is a part of Information Aspect.
    • Introduced Strategic Information element and new Strategic Information diagram.

*Aspects were previously known as model kinds.

**Viewpoints were previously known as domains.

UAF 1.2 grid.
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Library Support

New DISR and UJTL library versions are now available:

  • UJTL (20220215)
  • DISR (20211110)

You can choose the library version when creating a new project. Learn more about using libraries >>

ArchiMate Import (Technology preview)

In this version, we continued developing the import of the ArchiMate model from the open exchange file into the UAF project. The imported element mapping is still only partial, but adapted to the UAF 1.2 profile. The mapping of ArchiMate 3.1 to UAF 1.2 approach is based on the NATO Architecture Framework. Learn more >>

SysML Features

Instantiation Wizard Improvements

SysML Plugin 2022x brings several improvements in automatic instance creation using the Instantiation Wizard. You can now save time by specifying the names and custom stereotypes of Instance Specifications while creating them. We have also introduced new UI options that will help you select the elements to be instantiated quicker than before. Last but not least, the Instantiation Wizard performance has been improved for even better user experience.

Instantiation Wizard improvements.

SysML 1.7 Support

As of version 2022x, the SysML Plugin supports the upcoming SysML 1.7 specification which brings the following changes:

  • The QUDV model library for owned operations has been updated. The dependsOnUnits owned operation has been redefined with the dependsOnUnits operation owned by Unit for the following blocks: SimpleUnit, DerivedUnit, and ConversionBasedUnit. The dependsOnQuantityKinds owned operation for the SimpleQuanitityKind block has been redefined with the dependsOnQuantityKinds operation owned by QuantityKind.

  • In the QUDV model library, the multiplicity of Prefix::Symbol has been changed from [1] to [0..1].
  • A new symbol property allows renaming allocation compartments according to the SysML 1.7 standard. The "allocatedTo" compartment will be renamed to "allocatedToElements", and the "allocatedFrom" compartment to"allocatedElements".

Easier Requirement Verification

Performing automated Requirements verification in Requirement Tables is now easier as verification-specific columns and Legend are auto-displayed once the verification context - block or instance - is assigned.

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Data Markings and Classification Plugin

The 2022x version introduces a new product: Data Markings and Classification Plugin. This plugin is designed for system and software engineers, enterprise architects, business analysts, and others who work with classified or sensitive data. It provides compatibility with the DoD Manual 5200.01 Volume 2 specification. Using the Data Markings and Classification Plugin, you can specifically mark your model elements to indicate different levels of classification or sensitivity. The plugin allows you to:

  • Use predefined DoD data markings and/or create custom ones.

  • Access data markings via diagram (also symbol, table row, etc.) and element shortcut menus, as well as their specification windows.

  • Add data markings to various elements (relationships, blocks, packages, ports, operations, properties, comments, etc.) of your project.

To see it in action, watch the following demo.

Learn more about the Data Markings and Classification Plugin >>

Performance Improvements

Client-side Performance Improvements

  • Refactoring Elements. Converting an element from one type to another is two to four times faster than in 2021x Refresh2.

    A chart comparing the conversion of the Block to Signal operation in Refresh2 and 2022x.
  • Element Auto-Numbering. Every time the diagram is opened, the active validation for numbering is triggered to maintain the uniqueness of displayed model elements that are numbered (e.g., requirements). The uniqueness check is now significantly faster when opening diagrams (including tables, matrices, etc.) containing up to 1000 numbered elements.

    A chart comparing the time it takes to execute element number uniqueness check in a SysML (0.5M) project with 60k requirements in 2021x Refresh2 and 2022x.
  • Dependency Matrices. Further performance improvements have been introduced to matrix building; it is up to twice as fast compared to 2021x Refresh2.
A chart comparing the SysML Allocation Matrix building time in 2021x Refresh2 and 2022x projects.

Limits of Diagram Export as Image

You can now specify dimension limits to prevent extremely large diagrams from being exported as images. Additionally, you can set a time limit for table and matrix building to skip image export. This is especially handy when exporting hundreds of diagrams, including large ones, i.e., generating reports and publishing models to Cameo Collaborator is significantly faster and smoother as the diagrams exceeding the limits are exported as cropped.

The diagram is cropped upon export based on Image Export options.

Learn more about diagram export options >> 

Teamwork Cloud-related Performance Improvements

  • Element History and Content History performance improvements. In version 2022x, we present major performance improvements of Element History and Content History, two of the most widely used features related to project history. Depending on the size and type of a project, the initial history results should now appear 3 to 10 times faster compared to our latest 2021x Refresh2 release.

A chart representing the improved Element History performance in version 2022x as compared to 2021x Refresh2.

A chart representing the improved Content History performance in version 2022x as compared to 2021x Refresh2.

Modeling and Infrastructure

Diagram Banners

From now on, you can create diagram banners, such as headers and/or footers, to display important information on the diagram. The diagram banners can be created for all diagram types, such as tables, matrices, or maps. Upon diagram image export, the diagram banners are also included in the exported image. 

A diagram with a diagram banner displayed at the bottom of the diagram pane.

Learn more about diagram banners >>

Using Structured Expressions in a More Intuitive Way

Modelers rely on Structured Expressions to perform one of the basic tasks: querying the model. Building Structured Expressions is now easier and more efficient:

  • The smart result type update lets you forget about manually adjusting the type for columns or derived properties:

    • The Property Test operation now supports more testing properties. In addition to checking properties' primitive values (e.g., string, boolean, integer), you can also test properties whose values are model elements:

    • Apply the same type relation criterion with different properties multiple times:

  • The Unique check box allows you to control whether value duplicates should be taken into account using Simple and Metachain Navigation operations:

Additionally, there is enriched learning material that includes detailed steps for completing the most common model querying tasks. Learn more on the Case Studies for Querying the Model page >>

Learn more about Structured Expressions >>

Pre-bundled Plugins

Installing plugins has now become easier. All available plugins, both commercial and no-cost, are now pre-bundled together with the installation files and automatically added to the Resource/Plugin Manager.

All available plugins are accessible via the pre-bundled core.rdzip file in the Resource/Plugin Manager.

Learn more about plugin installation for CATIA Magic portfolio products >>

Learn more about plugin installation for No Magic portfolio products >>

Hide Results of Legend Items 

You can now select the filtering preference (show or hide) to either display or hide the results of a Legend item.

Filtering a diagram by the selected Legend item Comment with the filtering preference set to Hide.

Learn more about filtering by Legend items >>

Easier and Safer Way to Manage Secure Connections

With the release of version 2022x, we have consolidated server certificate management for all secure network connections made on the client-side. Now a new Server Certificates Management tool handles all secure connections supported by the client. In addition to automatically adding existing certificates from the operating system, the tool allows you to add or remove certificates without running complex commands via the command-line interface. You can simply use the Environment Options dialog in your modeling tool to:

  • See the list of all currently added certificates and their details.
  • Add new certificates or certificate storage trusted by the current user or by all users.
  • Manage all added certificates.

Managing secure connections.

Other Improvements

  • The Product Line Engineering Plugin is now split into two plugins: the Variability Core Plugin, which provides technical mechanisms and functions for various PLE and Data Marking activities, and the Product Line Engineering Plugin, which provides Model-Based Product Line Engineering method support for the user.
  • The Project Merge Plugin is no longer pre-installed, so you will not be receiving license expiration notifications if the plugin is not used. In addition, you no longer need the Project Merge Plugin to execute project comparison, element and content history review, as this functionality is now part of the built-in Merge Core Plugin. The Project Merge Plugin is now only required for project merging functionality.
  • A new UML Invalid Redefinition validation rule has been introduced to the UML correctness constraints validation suite. It checks whether a property redefines the inherited property of the owner classifier. Learn more about UML validation rules >>
  • You now have the option to use a custom encryption algorithm instead of the default one with the Model Obfuscation Plugin. Learn more about Model Obfuscation >>

  • Now you can choose whether or not to display the Presentation Mode icon in the status bar.

  • From now on, when you create an Enumeration Literal, a Slot is created for it with the default value if the Slot's Defining Feature has one.
  • Now there is an easy way of selecting model elements in the Containment tree from the Criteria area of a Table, Matrix, and Map.
Discontinued Products

Beginning with the 2022x version, support of the following products is discontinued:

  • CSV Import PluginExcel/CSV Sync or Excel/CSV Import features will be replacing the CSV Import Plugin.
  • MagicDraw Professional Java Edition Floating License and MagicDraw Professional Java Edition Seat License. Java Code Engineering will be available in the modeling tool Enterprise editions. For customers with active software assurance (ALC), the upgrade to the Enterprise edition will come at no cost.
  • JRuby scripting language. Any previously used scripts written in JRuby need to be rewritten in a different built-in scripting language. Otherwise, you can manually add JRuby to the modeling tool to continue using the existing JRuby scripts.
  • Magic Teamcenter Connector. Starting with version 2022x, Magic Teamcenter Connector is no longer available. You may continue to use your perpetual license of the product in accordance with the terms of your license agreement. The support for the product will be provided until the end of your current maintenance support subscription.
Reader Mode

Starting with this version, Reader is introduced as the modeling tool mode. Learn more about how to activate the Reader Mode >>


Global Element Usage Search

The 2022x version includes the release of production-ready Global Element Usage Search functionality. It allows you to search for usages of an element that you want to modify or delete. Depending on the server-side configuration, projects that use the element in question can be returned either from the entire Teamwork Cloud repository or the selected custom indexed scope. This minimizes the probability of unexpected Recovered Elements appearing when updating the Used Project versions.

Searching for element usages within the Teamwork Cloud repository.

Learn more about the Global Element Usage Search feature >>

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