The new release 2.1.1 of the YAKINDU Statechart Tools for Eclipse Kepler (4.3) is available!
You can install SCT 2.1.1 from our new Kepler update site:
or you can download a full Eclipse bundle. For details and installation instructions visit our dowload page.
2.1.1 is mainly a maintenance release that provides compatibility with Eclipse 4.3 as well as bug fixes. But it also includes a cool new (still beta state) editing feature - model assist on the graphical parts of the model.
You already know content assist from the textual parts of SCT statecharts and of course from JDT, CDT etc.. Model assist follows the same idea and works in a comparable way – select a state and press Ctl-Space and you get proposals for high level editing operations.
Currently we support model assist on states for adding a subregion, adding a successor state, and the refactoring operations that SCT provides. So if you e.g. select ‘insert subdiagram’ a region with initial entry and a connected empty child state will be added.
So it will save you a lot of mouse click work. This feature is still not final, we will have to improve key handling, layout ,etc. . But feel free to try this feature and we will appreciate any feedback on it. If you are interested in the technical details, see this blog post.