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Product Line Engineering 2021x Refresh1 Documentation


To work with Model-Based Product Line Engineering (MBPLE), you must install a plugin on your modeling tool:

  • The main plugin Product Line Engineering which implements generic PLE functionality, such as a Variant Realization transformation.

For integration with a specific PLE tool, you must install one more additional plugin:

  • For the BigLever Software Gears™ tool you need the MagicDraw/Gears Bridge plugin, provided by BigLever Software, Inc.™
  • For the pure-systems GmbH pure::variants tool, you need the Pure Variants Integration plugin.
  • If you are a PLE tool vendor, you can also develop your own integration plugin using Open API, provided by the main PLE plugin.


To manipulate with model variants, the following software should be installed on your machine:

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