Project manager
Code generation
On-line demos
On-line evaluation

Project manager: A legible overview of the project

The Project manager is the hub of the tool. It gathers all the files part of the project and makes the link with the editors, the simulator, the code generator, and the model debugger.

Project manager
Project manager

Each file type has its own graphical representation; the copy-paste support and the package concept allow to freely organize them to improve readability. The Project manager also supports user-defined external file types and associated external tools can be automatically started when opened. Each diagram is stored in a separate XML file and the tool includes diff and merge utilities making integration with version control tools straight forward and transparent.

Third party tools integration

External tools can be integrated in Real Time Developer Studio in several ways:
  • Add a new menu in the Project manager that will call an external tool. Below is an example of an integration with CVS:

    Project manager customization
    Add and customize a menu

  • Associate an external tool to a file extension,
  • Hook an external tool to execute action automatically when opening or closing a file.
On the other hand, RTDS features can be called via the command line without launching the graphical interface, and browsing through the model is also possible via a CORBA interface.

Data dictionnary

An internal data dictionnary handles information in the system in a consistent way. It provides three major features:
  • Syntactic and semantic check of the model
    The checker verifies your system is conform to UML, or SDL, or SDL-RT syntax and semantic. Once it is, simulation or C/C++ code can be generated out of it. Verification is done at two levels:
    • Syntactic
      Checks the syntax in the symbols is correct.
    • Semantic
      Checks consistency between the different views. For example it will check an input message in a task has been declared in a channel connected to the task.

  • Information wizard updated on the fly
    While editing your system an information wizard provides a list of all possible elements to use in the current context. For example when editing an input symbol, pressing F8 key will display a list of all messages defined in the architecture of the system.

  • Navigation facilities
    A double click on an element will open the element definition. For example double clicking on a task creation symbol will open the task definition in the editor.


RTDS menus can be translated in any language. French, Korean, and Chinese translations are delivered in the standard distribution.

Korean and Chinese
Localized versions of RTDS

Automatic documentation generation

Graphics can be exported in various formats: PNG, JPEG, EPS, and in CGM vector based format.

Each part of the diagram (graphical symbol, transition, state, partition, whole diagram) can be exported in a publication. Text is associated to the publication as to be displayed before or after the graphic:

Create publications

The publications are then organized in a Document that defines the organization and the styles of the document to be exported:

Organize publications in a Document

The documentation can then be automatically generated in RTF, OpenDocument, HTML, or SGML format.

An OpenOffice document generated automatically