Reactis V2015.2 Released
Cary, NC (December 18, 2015) -- Reactis® V2015.2 is now available for download. The new version offers support for MATLAB® R2015b, includes a revamped interface for calling Reactis API functions from MATLAB, and offers several enhancements to Reactis Validator -- the requirements checking component of the tool.
Reactis Validator lets you formulate a requirement your model should meet and then check if your model satisfies the requirement. The expected behavior embodied in a natural language requirement is formalized as an assertion. Execution scenarios necessary to stress a given requirement are specified as user-defined targets. Collectively, assertions and user-defined targets are called Validator objectives, since they lay out goals for the test generation engine: demonstrating that assertions never fail and that all desired scenarios specified as user-defined targets are executed.
Reactis V2015.2 lets you establish a link between a Validator objective and requirements documents. Often the natural language requirements for a system are stored in a requirements document. For requirements documents implemented in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, Reactis V2015.2 offers a facility to establish and manage links between a natural language requirement and Validator objectives.
V2015.2 also includes a drag-and-drop wiring mechanism for Validator objectives that greatly simplifies the task of inserting objectives into a model. An assertion monitors signals in your model in order to detect and flag violations. To specify which signals an objective monitors, in the main Reactis panel, you can now simply drag a signal onto the objective.
Reactis offers an API to pragmatically access the test and validation capabilities offered by the tool. V2015.2 includes a new set of MATLAB functions to greatly simplify accessing the Reactis API from MATLAB scripts. To use the new MATLAB functions for accessing the Reactis API, simply:
- Add c:\Program Files\Reactis V2015.2\lib\api\MATLAB\reactis to your MATLAB path.
- At the MATLAB prompt type help reactis
Additional new features include the ability to report integer overflows as warnings instead of errors and the capability to double-click on an .rsi file in Windows Explorer in order to invoke Reactis and load the associated model.
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