Release notes

Discover what’s new in Relatics in the release notes below.

Relatics 6.3 - May 2024

Relatics 6.3 is now available, packed with exciting new features! Discover all the updates in the release notes below.

Type Graphview

This innovative feature provides users with a quick and visual overview of their type model, helping them understand the interdependencies between individual project disciplines. The Type graphview, accessible to all users, includes type icons and colors for easy recognition. Additionally, derived and middle elements, recursive relations, and multi-relations each have their own graphical representations for easy comprehension.

For Power Users, the Type graphview now serves as the primary interface for expanding or modifying the Systems Engineering model. They can easily reposition type elements by dragging them.

Hide/Show

This new feature allows users to hide specific type elements from the type list and use cases from the overview page. This helps users focus on the disciplines and overviews most relevant to them. As the project progresses or users’ information needs change, they can easily unhide the type elements and use cases.

Individual preferences are stored in the database, ensuring that hidden items remain hidden even when signing in from a different device.

Collapse/Expand

Users can now collapse and expand tables on detail views. This is particularly useful when a user wants to focus on a specific relation or task without being distracted by other information.

Collapsing tables on the detail view is less permanent than hiding type elements or use cases; in a new browser session or after signing in from a different device, all tables will be fully expanded again

No access

In addition to “Create & Delete,” “Edit,” and “View Only” roles, user roles now include a “No Access” setting. By applying this setting to specific parts of your Systems Engineering model, users assigned to this role will be unable to access the associated project information. This is particularly useful for protecting sensitive information from unauthorized access.

Choosing the “No Access” setting ensures that users with this role cannot access the restricted information, even indirectly through for example use cases, reports, the History view, or the Recycle bin.

Relatics 6.2 - March 2024

Relatics 6.2 has been released, introducing a range of new features.

Back in Time

The new ‘Back in time’ feature enables users to view project data at any past moment, providing valuable insights into past situations. This feature also comes in handy for generating reports or publishing data to Excel based on specific historical moments.

‘Back in time’ is accessible on every overview table, including My View and Use Cases.

Compare

Just when you thought ‘Back in time’ was powerful, the new ‘Compare mode’ takes it a step further. With ‘Compare mode’, users can analyze differences in their dataset between two points in time. Using colors, you can quickly identify changes such as new, modified, or deleted requirements.

The feature allows users to compare historic data with either the current moment or another moment in the past, when combined with the ‘Back in time’ feature.

Single Sign-On

The ‘Single Sign-On’ feature allows users to access Relatics using their organization-provided Microsoft user account, improving ease of use by eliminating the need for separate credentials. Moreover, it enhances security as system administrators only need to deactivate a user account in one location when someone leaves the organization.

What makes this feature even more powerful is its ability to support a hybrid setup, allowing certain users to sign in with their Microsoft account while others can still use email and password (e.g., external users).

What's more

Besides these major new features, this update contains a variety of smaller new features and improvements:

  • Help users understand the model by using notes
  • Publish to Excel, now also for multi-cardinality relations
  • The possibility to include or exclude Archived elements in reports

Webinar

Did you miss our Release webinar with the March 2024 updates? You can catch up by watching it below or via this link.

In the webinar, we thoroughly discuss and demonstrate all the new features.

Relatics 6.1 - December 2023

Relatics 6.1 is now officially available, containing all the showcased features from the Relatics Event held on November 14th.

Introduction of a new, third pane

We’ve introduced a new pane, besides the overview and detail pane. This innovative feature facilitates the swift creation of relationships between elements. Simply drag an element from the third pane and drop it onto a table in the detail pane or the overview pane.

In case the element you’re looking for doesn’t exist yet, you can use the pane as well to create it. No more switching between screens or browser tabs.

Similar to the overview and detail pane, users can personalize this pane as well by creating a ‘My view’, allowing them to make their own ‘smart’ selections.

Sections in the type element list

Want to organize the type elements in a more intuitive way? You can now create sections in the type element list.

Easily arrange type elements within these sections, tailoring their positioning and order to your preferences.

For easier navigation, users can simply collapse or expand sections.

Introduction of middle elements

It is now possible to add middle elements to your model. A middle element is a special type element that is distinguished by the fact that these elements are positioned between two elements as an exploited relation.

You can use middle elements for different purposes, a typical and very common one being verifications. Verifying requirements has never been easier!

Just like regular elements, middle elements can be enriched with their own properties and relations.

Tables containing middle elements are automatically grouped in the most intuitive way.

More icons and colors

You can now choose from a large variety of different icons (+1.800) and 15 different colors when choosing the type element settings.

Application integration

Do you want to make use of certain information that is managed in an application other than Relatics? Besides dedicated interfaces with for example document management systems like SharePoint, you can now also create generic interfaces.

Using Excel, XML or JSON, it’s a breeze to stay fully in sync with the third-party application.

Besides manual file upload, the generic interface also supports automated synchronization, making integration smooth and easy through the use of middleware.

Archiving elements

Not all elements need to be visible throughout the entire project. Consider completed actions or discarded requirements, for instance.

The ‘auto archive’ feature provides an elegant solution to hide such elements from the interface. This ensures traceability without cluttering overviews with irrelevant information.

Users can easily identify archived elements and restore them to their normal state if needed.

Relatics 6.0 - November 2023

Relatics 6.0 is now available, offering a variety of new features.

List property value color

As of this release, a Power User has the capability to assign distinct colors to individual values within a list property.

As you would expect, the designated color will be uniformly presented throughout the entire workspace wherever the property is visible. This enhancement contributes significantly to the overall intuitiveness of the user interface.

Element node selection

We’ve made it easier to differentiate between selecting property values and element nodes in a table.

When you select a property value, this is indicated by a highlighted cell border. On the other hand, when you select an element node, you’ll see a highlighted circle around the element icon.

This change makes it clearer for users to understand exactly what they’re selecting. It enhances the overall intuitiveness, especially when users need to copy and paste elements or property values.

Good to know

  • Pressing and holding the Shift button enables you to select multiple elements or property values.
  • Double-clicking on an element icon allows you to create either a new element or relation, depending on where you perform this action.

Help function

With the next release, a collection of useful ‘help’ articles is accessible to all users. These resources offer guidance to both regular and power users on maximizing the software’s capabilities.

To explore these articles, click on the question mark icon located in the top right corner and employ the search bar to find information about the features you’re interested in.

Export to Excel

As of now, you will have the capability to seamlessly export your table data to Excel.

This feature empowers you to incorporate information from a Relatics table directly into an email, for example, or to conduct standard spreadsheet operations in Excel, such as performing calculations or generating charts and pivot tables.

Role based user access

We are introducing a sophisticated form of role-based user access, designed to empower your team like never before.

Power Users will now have the capability to create and manage Roles within the workspace settings. Each role can be tailored with precise permissions, overseeing the creation and deletion of elements and relations, as well as property editing.

Additionally, you’ll have the flexibility to manage permissions from the ‘opposite end’ by accessing the Type element settings.

Tips:

  • Align your Roles with the actual responsibilities within your project. This not only keeps the number of roles manageable but also ensures that most project members require just one role.
  • Start simple for new projects: for projects with smaller teams, consider creating a single role with maximum permissions. This can be automatically assigned to new users, providing them with immediate access. As your team grows, you can then refine and specify additional roles.
  • Define a “View Only” role: for external users like the project client, or as a default role for new users, consider creating a “View Only” role. This ensures that new users can’t make any edits until they receive a more permanent role.

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