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UniPhi 5.5 delivers performance improvements, additional support for AUTOSAR workflows, a new Flat Simulink Model Import, and the ability to revert all Project changes simultaneously, along with several other updates. Read on to get a preview of each update included in this release.
This newsletter will also highlight recent success stories shared by teams that have used UniPhi to improve development efficiency and deliver ahead of expectations, even in the face of significant resource limitations and stiff competition.
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Improvements to Repository Browser Performance
Various performance improvements have been made to the Repository Browser to reduce the time required to load and display UniPhi Artifacts that exist on configured Servers. This update specifically addresses use-cases that involve interfacing with remote Servers containing large amounts of data. As part of these improvements, the context menu options available within the Repository Browser have also been modified to improve usability.
Improvements to AUTOSAR Support
UniPhi’s Import from AUTOSAR capability now distinguishes between Parameter types. SharedParameters are defined within the Software Component and imported to any sub-components where they are used. PortParameters are imported into the Software Component, as well as to any sub-components where they are used, reflecting the fact that these Parameters are defined external to the Software Component. Creating a Simulink model representing a Software Component via the UniPhi Model Creation Assistant now reflects the distinction between SharedParameters and PortParameters; and data scoping is maintained by the automatic usage of model workspaces when instantiating data objects.
Flat Model Import
A new option has been added to the Simulink Model Import to import multiple Simulink models and/or libraries into UniPhi in one operation. Using the Flat Import option, users can import all of the Features that exist in selected Simulink files. Following a successful Flat Import, users are then free to define the architecture of the system in UniPhi. This new capability speeds up the process of populating a UniPhi Project from existing Legacy Simulink models and libraries in situations where the import of an integrated system model with a predefined architecture is not available.
Users now have the ability to revert all Project changes in one operation. This is a useful mechanism to quickly identify any local changes that have been made to Artifacts in the Project. Upon selecting the Project-level revert action, all local changes are presented in the resulting dialog, and users can choose to revert all changes at once, or selectively indicate the changes that are to be reverted.
Improvements to UI/UX
This release includes several updates to the UniPhi user interface and general user experience. We’ve highlighted a few of these improvements here, and users are encouraged to refer to the release notes to understand all of the specific changes. One particular capability worth mentioning is the Artifact Properties menu. Users can now right-click any Artifact in the Projects Window or Project Hierarchy to view all of its specific properties, including the Artifact UUID, Server URL, Revision Number, Branch Details, and more. Other notable UI/UX changes include a new option to Auto-Resize All Table Columns by right-clicking a column header in UniPhi tables, the removal of extraneous options in Artifact Editor Panel Toolbars and Context Menus, and streamlined Lifeguard Issue Viewer details and mitigation options.
Improvements to Customer Support Resources
The UniPhi New User Onboarding Page has been updated to provide a comprehensive step-by-step process to train new UniPhi developers in a streamlined manner. This page includes links to guided tutorial videos, support articles and reference materials, and more. Users can also now refer to a new suite of UniPhi How-To and Process videos. Each video is between 2 and 5 minutes in length and offers a quick overview of different UniPhi use-cases and capabilities. Finally, the UniPhi In-Product Help Documentation has also been updated to reflect all of the functionality included in this release.
UniPhi Case Stories
Using UniPhi, Mahindra North America’s team achieved over a 3X improvement in time-to-market, while supporting 3 different engine programs in parallel, with a team of only 6 engineers who had varying degrees of experience.