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This tool mentor describes how to use Rational SoDA to create a Design-Model Survey Report. SoDA automates the generation of the report so that it is created quickly and accurately. You can generate a Design-Model Survey Report with either the Microsoft Word or Adobe FrameMaker version of SoDA. To create this report, SoDA collects only elements defined in the Design Model in Rational Rose. This works only if the Rose model follows the structure and naming convention for the Design Model.

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This tool mentor is applicable when running Windows 98, Windows 2000, NT 4.0, Windows XP, Solaris, or HP-UX.

To create a Design Model Survey Report using Rational SoDA, use the procedure for your version of the product:

Use Rational SoDA/Word to generate a Design-Model Survey Report To top of page

  1. From anywhere in Rational Rose, click Report > SoDA Report.
  2. When the list of available reports appears in SoDA, select Rational Unified Process Design-Model Survey Report.
  3. Click OK to generate the report.

Use Rational SoDA/FrameMaker to generate a Design-Model Survey Report To top of page

  1. From the FrameMaker button-bar, click New. Double-click SoDA, then double-click RoseDomain and choose
  2. Edit the first Connector and enter the name of the model file.
  3. Click File > Save As to save the template to a personal or project directory.
  4. Click SoDA > Generate Document.
  5. Review the generated document.

The next time you want to generate this same document, simply open the document and click SoDA > Generate Document.

Structure and naming convention for the Rose model To top of page

Example structure of the Rose model







Elements from the Design Model are extracted into the Design-Model Survey




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