Frequently Asked Questions

What versions of CA Gen are supported? CA Gen 8.5 and above
Will I still need a CA Gen toolset? Yes, Studio Developer is based on CA Gen Studio which is installed with the CA Gen toolset. However for the majority of developer activities the toolset will not be used since Studio Developer will have all of the editors required. There will be some functions not currently available like consistency check reports, and the toolset can be used for these.
Can I still use the CA Gen toolset as well as Studio Developer? Yes, CA Gen Studio and the toolset use the same local model .dat files so you can open the model with either. The only restriction is that you cannot have the same model open simultaneously in both the toolset and Studio.
What about tracing / debugging? The use of the CA Gen Diagram Trace Utility or xTrace is not affected by Studio Developer since they are used at runtime and not part of the development tools.
Will I need Rapide to use the new UI Designer? No, use of Rapide is not required. However for projects that are using Rapide, the new UI designer provides a seamless capabilty to use Rapide features and controls without needing a separate plug-in.
How do I use other IET products like GuardIEn, VerifIEr and genIE with Studio Developer? New Eclipse based plugins for GuardIEn, genIE, VerifIEr and pathvIEw are available that are tightly integrated with Studio Developer. These are available with Release 8.7.1.