RTI System Designer for Connext DDS

RTI System Designer is a tool that allows you to graphically design and configure Connext DDS systems.

You can see it as a User Interface to XML-Based Application Creation, a technology that allow to specify in XML format all the aspects of a DDS System:

  • The Data Types that will be used to communicate information in the system
  • The Topics that will be used in the domain, associating each Topic with a Data Type
  • The DomainParticipant that can potentially be used, giving each a participant name
  • The DataWriters and DataReaders present within each DomainParticipant, each associated with its corresponding Topic.

The application code simply indicates the participant configuration name of the DomainParticipant that the application wants to create. The XML-Based Application Creation infrastructure takes care of the rest: creating the DomainParticipant, registering the types and Topics, and populating all the configured Entities.

Writing this XML can be quite challenging. Using a good editor with autocompletion capabilities along with the XML Schema provided can be of great help. But it is still quite complicated, especially when as the project gets bigger and involves multiple files.

The RTI System Designer UI tool can help ease this process and manage the complexity of a large system.

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Try RTI System Designer

You can access a live version of the RTI System Designer without installing it by clicking here:

LAUNCH RTI System Designer Demo

This will allow you to test a demo version of the RTI System Designerand learn more about it before you even download it and install it.

 

Download RTI System Designer


RTI System Designer is distributed as a zip file and is available for the following architectures:

  • Darwin 64 bit (Mac OsX)
  • Windows 32 and 64 bit
  • Linux 32 and 64 bit

To get a copy go to this page and click on the Download button. Fill the form and you will receive an email with the instructions on how to download the tool.

 

 

 

Find help

This tool has been developed by RTI reseach and is not officially supported. This is early access technology. We'd love your feedback. Please visit the RTI Community Forum where fellow users and RTI engineers can help you.