Serena® Dimensions® RM
Version 12.3
Release Notes

This file describes the new features and functionality available in the current release of Serena Dimensions RM.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: What's New?
Part 2: What's Fixed in 12.3?

Part 1: What's New?

1.0 What's New in Dimensions RM 12.3?


Part 2: What's Fixed in 12.3?

2.0 Fixes in 12.3

Part 1: What's New?

1.0 What's New in Dimensions RM 12.3?

Dimensions RM 12.3 addresses various enhancement requests and issues that were submitted by customers, including:

·       Configurable Requirements Lifecycle Workflow: Within a graphical editor, states and transitions together with access rights, visibility and ownership can be defined for a Dimensions RM class. State change history is visualized and transitions can be constrained.

·       New 'User' attribute type, which allows selection values based on particular users or users from specified groups.

·       Easy requirements linking with Split View (2 classes and their link in one view) and drag & drop.

·       New Trend Reporting: progress and changes of requirements or other trends can be visualized and embedded into a dashboard.

·       Pedigree View: graphical visualization of requirements history tree with change proposals.


·       Enhanced Access Rights on Categories: Role-based security for products, project, components, etc.

·       Enterprise Architect integration: The integration supports bi-directional linking of requirements and UML artifacts. Traceability can be visualized in Dimensions RM and model views can be embedded into RM requirements documents.

·       Enhanced visibility and extension of container attributes in requirement form and Home View tabs, including search filter and sorting. Additional filtering of containers in Manage Containers window.

·       Display of containers and link changes within history differences view.

·       Dashboard widgets can show content of given URL.

·       Resizable area for text attributes.

·       Multi-select for deletion of requirements/chapters in document tree.

·       Several webservice enhancements like:

o    Ability to use SSO user name and password in login webservice.

o    Association of RM container and CM stream.

o    Set of webservices for new workflow feature.

Part 2: What's Fixed in 12.1?

2.0 Fixes in 12.3

Defects from customers:


Collection Compare shows incorrect class


'Copy With Links' Issues from document edit


REST service Report/Run does not use column names defined in report script


Error creating at creating a graphical report on group attributes or suspect


Link 'transfer to child' fails when linking proposed to current


Editable Grid shows "Not Current" message although requirements are in current status


RaplaceObject web service returns confusing error message


Resize Canvas tool in Schema Editor disconnects links from classes


Editable grid scrolls back to the left when attempting to update attributes for multiple requirements.


ReplaceObject WS: shows improper error message while trying to replace non-current requirement


Setting for 'Close requirement after save' checkbox is system wide


Performance of Deleting Complex Chapters is very Bad.


Problem using Query by Relationship


Remove all references to “Workflow” from RM client applications.


Strange coding in e-mail trigged from attribute change


CSV export generates weird output for text field that starts with a tab


Import word document using selection only doesn't work


SSO breaks opening Requirements from Container Direct URL


"Enter at runtime" query can't go past the first page if saved as script and run in Grid View.


RM Import and RM Import Designer don't work with MS Office2010 preinstalled


Unable to move non-current reqs to another category


Object ID attribute is truncated to 6 characters in Quick Search, reports, history, etc.

Non-customer defects:


Unable to run Traceability report  with group attr as run-time parameter.


IE8,9,10: In some case data in widget with class/relationship/trace report very collapsed


If Test Step is marked and the item saved the marker is also saved and will be published with the document


Form View for requirement has no scroller in IE 9/10/11.


Chapter's content  of document is shown with overlay


Common layout works sometimes (some cases)


UI: Inconsistent categories selection in RM Browser.


Tracebility report headers are misplaced when scrolled to the end of the report


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