This Tutorial introduces and demonstrates the key features of the Cradle Requirements Management and Systems Engineering environment, in the context of the representative DEMO project provided with Cradle. This gives an appreciation of how Cradle can be applied effectively to a Systems Engineering environment, and forms the basis for more advanced training and use.
Project Manager is a utility that is used to manage your Cradle projects. It provides access to all Cradle systems that are accessible to the user (usually only one) and all projects defined in the Project Register(s) of these Cradle system(s). Project Manager may therefore be used as the entry point to Cradle tools and projects.
Document Loader is a requirements capture tool and forms part of the Cradle Toolsuite for Microsoft Office. Document Loader offers a complete solution for capturing information held in Microsoft Word documents into your Cradle Project Database (PDB).
Cradle offers an approach to automated report writing and document generation, capturing data from the Cradle Systems Engineering technical database without the design and layout of cumbersome publication templates, graphical editors or the writing of complex scripting languages. This approach is called Document Publisher.
The Web Access tool allows users to gain access to Cradle databases from web browsers linked to a Cradle Web Server (CWS). This allows the user to gain access from anywhere on the LAN, WAN, intranet or across the Internet.
Web Access allows users access to Cradle databases by directing their web browsers to a Cradle Web Server (CWS). This allows the user to gain access from anywhere on the LAN, WAN or across the Internet. Such users do not need any Cradle software installed and there is no installation of a Cradle-specific web browser plug-in required.
The Cradle Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of routines that can be used to create applications that use the database and supporting features in 3SL’s Cradle Requirements Management and Systems and Software Engineering environment.