As of June 2, 2022, you can download Innovator 15.2 from our website.
We’ve summarized the most important new features here for you at a glance.
Dynamic viewpoints and relationships which can be constrained for ArchiMate®
The new Innovator 15.2 release brings with it the option to dynamically generate and update viewpoints. This means your ArchiMate® models can be much more easily analyzed. You only need to enter a start element for Innovator to construct you a dynamic viewpoint diagram. A message appears to tell you if the diagram changes so that the viewpoint is no longer complete.
Innovator provides predefined layouts and display completeness. This marks elements which exceed diagram context or those which you should add to complete the diagram.
You can now also set in the configuration which element pairs the relationship should run between, as well as owners and targets for an ArchiMate® relationship. This now makes it considerably easier to create relationships in ArchiMate® diagrams. Shapes, colors and relationships have already been adjusted in line with the current ArchiMate® 3.2 design.
Creating and hiding relationships for graphic nesting
You can show nodes as nested within each other in ArchiMate® diagrams. You can show the relationship between the container and the content using this nesting. You can use this diagram content configuration to easily determine which relationship should be represented by a nesting and whether this relationship should run from the container to the content or from the content to the container.
If there is no suitable relationship when a nesting is created, then Innovator creates one for you or suggests a suitable relationship.
Improved table editors
Tables for classes or entities, process tables and tables for content now also show relationship properties as columns. This is also the case for non-configurable relationship properties (e.g. realized concepts, assigned terms).
You can use the “Filter Content” dialog in the process table to constrain table content to show certain element types. You can also set the order of element types in the process table here. This gives you a comprehensive view of your model and all important information.
Extended search for more precise search hits
We’re sure that you’ve already been putting the extended search through its paces. You can now use a “COLLECT” command to extend the results set to include linked elements to get better search hits. You can use the “EXCEPT” keyword to reduce the result set to the result of a second query. This allows you to get the information you require quicker.
New layout and new alignment options for label nodes
It is now even more flexible to define texts in label nodes. You can now define a set text alignment and text frame size. This is particularly helpful if the text length differs for various different languages. This gives you more flexibility and the layout remains clear and it is obvious which element the respective text node belongs to, even if the texts are considerably longer or shorter. You can align texts left, centered and right in combination with up, vertically centered and down.
Further improvements to details for proven features
As well as new features, we have also made improvements to existing functions. The Bpanda Connector now supports the export of multi-language description texts for process maps, as well as names and descriptions for the organization structure. We have also significantly improved the performance of the BPMN export. Process exports are now, therefore, significantly faster. You can also display these exports hierarchically so that your diagram structure remains clear and easy to understand. This view enables you to recognize the model structure straight away. Platform updates include an upgrade of Java versions from Java 11 to 17 and the runtime environment is now .NET 5.