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May 2016 [Cradle-7.1]

3SL Newsletter

Cradle-7.1 Released

We are pleased to announce that we released Cradle-7.1 on 1st April 2016. The major new capability in the 7.1 release is support for SysML. It also adds the ability to publish from web UIs, a new method to generate section and sub-sections in Document Publisher templates, and a variety of smaller extensions and improvements.

Cradle-7.1 no longer supports Windows Vista. It adds support for Windows 10 and Office 2016 (32-bit and 64-bit), including Office365. We continue to support all Linux variants with a version 2.6.32 or later kernel, essentially any Linux released in the past 3 years.

Cradle-7.0 Security Codes do not work with Cradle-7.1. Please request a new Security Code from 3SL. All users with SYS licences will automatically receive SysML, as an addition to the modelling notations currently enabled in your SYS licences.

New Security Codes will be supplied to Cradle Enterprise users if you have an active maintenance agreement. If you have Cradle Enterprise but your maintenance has lapsed, please contact us and we will explain how you can reactivate your maintenance and get Cradle-7.1 and SysML.

Users of single-user Cradle-RM and SE systems can upgrade to Cradle-7.1 by purchasing a new system, when a 20% discount will be offered, please contact us for details.

3SL at INCOSE International Symposium

3SL will be attending the INCOSE International Symposium held in Edinburgh in the UK between 18th and 21st July 2016. Full details of the event can be found here.

If you are able to travel to Edinburgh, we will be delighted to meet you during the event at our stand B4. Further details can be found here.

New Downloads Section in Website

As part of our regular updates to the 3SL website, we have updated the software downloads section to use icons and thumbnails. It is also fully responsive so you can use it on all types of device. Please see here.

Please visit and tell us what you think!

New White Papers

We are extending the range of white papers available through our website, to include discussions of the purpose, role, content, organisation and structure and Cradle implementation of common requirements management and systems engineering concepts.

The first two are now available! For a discussion of needs, please see here. For a discussion of user requirements, please see here.

Controlling External Commands

There are many opportunities to extend Cradle's functionality, including external commands. These commands can be triggered from user-defined start pages, the user-defined phase hierarchy, or when you work with frame attributes inside items.

Commands can be made variable using Command Directives, some of which access the current user’s username, password and project code. For example, the Command Directive

$LOGIN
is replaced by the string
-login user,pwd,pcode
where
user
is the current user's Cradle username,
pwd
is the plain text password and
pcode
is the project code of the database. The Command Directives
$CUSER, $PASS
and
$PROJC
are available for each of these components.

You can control whether these Command Directives are active by using the file

eci_config
in the
admin
directory of the Cradle installation on your ‘Cradle server’. Any
eci_config
file in a Cradle installations on an end user’s computer are ignored.

Note that many of the sensitive Command Directives are enabled by default, but

$LOGIN
is one of those that is not enabled!

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