Cradle-7.1 Beta Period Has Ended

It is time to announce the end of the Beta test period for Cradle-7.1, our release that introduces SysML into the set of notations that are supported by Cradle’s modelling tools.

We would like to express our thanks to all of the people who provided their time to study Cradle-7.1, and we would also like to thank their organisations for agreeing to this use of their time.

We have received much valuable feedback from the Beta testing and we have included as much of this feedback as possible into the Cradle-7.1 release.

We expect to make an announcement about the release of Cradle-7.1 very soon!

As has been the case with all previous releases of Cradle:

– Security Codes for previous versions of Cradle will not work with Cradle-7.1
– New Security Codes for Cradle-7.1 will be provided, on request, to anyone who has an active maintenance agreement with 3SL

Once again, to all Beta testers, thank you very much!

Cradle-7.1 Beta Test Progressing Well

The Beta testing of Cradle-7.1 has been underway for a little while.

The testing is going very well, with useful feedback from the Beta testers about the new SysML capability and the other enhancements in this latest Cradle release.

We expect to make an announcement about Cradle-7.1 at the end of this month.

We would like to express our thanks to those who have been able to get involved, your help is very much appreciated!

With best regards

Cradle-7.1 Platforms Announced!

We are pleased to announce that the following platforms will be supported by Cradle-7.1:

– Linux. Any variant with a version 2.6.32 or later kernel

– Windows:
– Windows 7 (SP1, 32-bit and 64-bit)
– Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
– Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
– Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
– Windows Server 2008 (SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit)
– Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1, 32-bit and 64-bit)
– Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
– Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

– Office:
– 2007 (SP3, 32-bit)
– 2010 (SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit)
– 2013 (SP1, 32-bit and 64-bit)
– 2016 (32-bit and 64-bit)
– Office 365

The changes from Cradle-7.0 are that we have dropped support for Windows Vista and added support for Windows 10, Office 365 and Office 2016. In fact, Cradle-7.0 already runs on Windows 10 and Office 365, but they were not officially supporting by Cradle-7.0. The Cradle-7.1 release adds formal support for these products, and introduces support for Office 2016.

We hope that this is helpful as you plan your migration to Cradle-7.1 and as you consider how Cradle’s platform support fits into the overall Linux/Windows/Office strategy in your organisation.

SysML is On the Way!

We are pleased to advise that we will soon be releasing our SysML extension to Cradle as part of the Cradle-7.1 release in the next couple of months.

This will be unique in the world of SysML, and we encourage you to investigate what we can offer.

SysML is the UML ‘dialect’ for systems engineering. It has many capabilities. It is, fundamentally, just another modelling notation through which MBSE (model based systems engineering) can be conducted. In that sense, it is nothing new. There have been many other notations in the past, all of which permitted MBSE.

What is different now is that by integrating the latest SysML notation into Cradle’s unique ability to support the entire lifecycle in a single tool, with a single database, we can offer MBSE using the latest notation with complete traceability from requirements and into test management, defect tracking, release, maintenance and ultimate system disposal.

This is unique! We are very excited about it!

We hope that you will join us in the new opportunities that Cradle-7.1 will provide!

We will announce details of the Beta programme very soon, and hope that you can be a part of it!