CoFluent Design recently introduced version 3.0 of CoFluent Studio ESL graphical modeling and simulation framework built on Eclipse technologies. CoFluent Studio V3 leverages the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) and the Ecore standard to define its meta-model format, the internal description of models created by users. The new graphical editor is based on the Eclipse Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) that manipulates natively Ecore-based meta-models. The entire CoFluent Studio V3 toolset framework is based on Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP), providing optimized and open software architecture. Each tool integrated to the CoFluent Studio RCP framework can become an Eclipse plug-in that any Eclipse workbench user could potentially download and use.
One main advantage of adopting EMF is the capability offered by model-driven development (MDD) tools and techniques for models interoperability. Model transformations provide an efficient way to create gateways to import/export models with other tools. Now CoFluent models can be imported into Sodius’ Eclipse-based MDWorkbench model transformation and code generation framework. MDWorkbench also imports models defined in UML, SysML, and Ecore. With MDWorkbench, CoFluent Studio users can:
- Develop model transformations to easily import models from other environments into CoFluent Studio and export their CoFluent models to other modeling environments, including Telelogic Rhapsody, Statemate and DOORS, MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink
- Generate customizable code and documentation by directly accessing model information contained in the CoFluent model
CoFluent Studio v3.0 will be available fourth quarter 2008.
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