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Kitalpha is built on a two-level architecture, which defines two categories of features.

Environment of development and execution of DSMs and MBSE Workbenches

  • Implementation of the ISO/IEC 42010 standard for the description of system architecture.
  • An integrated and pure DSL environment for accurate, safe, and fast development of DSMs and viewpoints.

CTK (Core Technology Kit)

The CTK provides Modeling Commonalities.

  • Modeling tools
    • Transformation
      • Composer: a component for model-to-code generation which differentiates the logic of generation and the logic of organization and persistence in files.
      • Transposer: a component for model transformation with the ability for instance to support incremental transformations and to develop model bridges.
      • Pattern integration: an integration of the Pattern technique provided by EMF Diff/Merge.
    • Validation
      • Accuracy: a component for model validation.
    • Exchange
      • Model Detachment: an extensible component to detach information from a model, such as viewpoints.
      • Model Attachment: an extensible component to attach model parts to a model (two or three ways).
  • Documentation
    • Business Doc Gen: a framework for html documentation generation from a model. Kitalpha provides by a default an html export from an ecore model.
  • Basic tools
    • Resource Reuse: a component to retrieve a resource from a version number while managing the workspace / target platform priority.
    • Reports: an extensible component to report messages by filter (e.g., Debug, Info, Warning, Error) and by concerns (e.g., splitting reports by non-functional concerns).
    • eMDE: a component to support model extensibility.

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