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NI Requirements Gateway 2018 Readme

March 2018


This file contains important information about NI Requirements Gateway 2018, including system requirements, installation instructions, new features, bug fixes, and known issues. Refer to the What's New in Requirements Gateway topics in the NI Requirements Gateway Help for information about new features, compatibility and known issues, and bug fixes for previous versions of Requirements Gateway.


Overview

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Application Software Support

Installation Instructions

Licensing

Product Security and Critical Updates

New Features and Changes

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

Accessing the Help

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

Legal Information


Overview

Requirements Gateway 2018 is the upgrade version of Requirements Gateway 2014. Requirements Gateway is a requirements traceability solution that links development and verification documents with formal requirements defined in documents and databases. Requirements Gateway improves the quality of the development process by effectively managing requirements traceability and impact analysis throughout the life cycle of a project.


System Requirements

Requirements Gateway 2018 has the following system requirements:


  • Pentium 4M (32-bit) or Pentium 4 G1 (64-bit)
  • At least 1 GB of disk space
  • 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) RAM

Supported Operating Systems

Requirements Gateway 2018 supports the following operating systems:


  • Windows 10 (version 1709)/8.1 Update 11/7 SP12
  • Windows Server 2012 R21
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP12

1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.


2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.


Note  In 2018 NI Requirements Gateway dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. Requirements Gateway 2018 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use Requirements Gateway 2018 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing Requirements Gateway 2018, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.


For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, refer to KB 79UC78LS, Why Does my LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio, or TestStand Built Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Server 2003?.


Note  Support for Windows 32-bit operating systems may require disabling physical address extension (PAE). To learn how this might affect your system and what actions you might need to take, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code PAESupport.


Application Software Support

Requirements Gateway 2018 supports the following application software versions and service packs.


Application SoftwareVersions Supported by Requirements Gateway
LabVIEW2015 SP1, 2016, 2017, and 2018
LabVIEW Unit Test Framework Toolkit2016, 2017, and 2018
LabWindows™/CVI™2012 SP1, 2013 SP1, 2013 SP2, 2015 SP1, and 2017
TestStand™2013, 2014 SP1, 2016 SP1, and 2017

Third-Party Product Support

Requirements Gateway 2018 supports the following third-party product versions.


  • IBM Rational DOORS 7.x to 9.6.1. You can use DOORS 8.0 only if you install Patch 5.
  • IBM Rational RequisitePro 2003.06 to 7.1.3
  • Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, and 2016
  • Adobe PDF

Note  Requirements Gateway 2018 was not tested for compatibility with other versions of these third-party applications but might be compatible with other versions.


Requirements Gateway exposes an ActiveX interface, but the interface is intended for internal use only and is not supported. NI reserves the right to remove or modify the interface without notice.


Installation Instructions

Complete the following steps to install Requirements Gateway.


Note  NI recommends exiting all programs before running the installer. Applications that run in the background, such as virus scanning utilities, might cause the installation to take longer than necessary to complete.


Note  You cannot install Requirements Gateway to a network path or a mapped network path. You must install Requirements Gateway on a local computer.


  1. Log in as a user with administrator privileges.
  2. Insert the Requirements Gateway installation media and follow the instructions that appear on the screen.

Requirements Gateway 2018 installs the following additional software components:


  • LabWindows™/CVI™ 2017 Run-Time Engine
  • NI Update Service
  • NI License Manager

Installing Multiple Versions of Requirements Gateway on the Same Computer

When you upgrade to a new version of Requirements Gateway, you can install the new version on the same computer that has an existing version of Requirements Gateway. Use the Requirements Gateway Install Utility to specify the active version of Requirements Gateway. Launch the Requirements Gateway Install Utility from the Start menu. The Requirements Gateway Install Utility is also located at <National Instruments>\Shared\NIRGUtility\NIRGUtility.exe.


Note  You must always use the Requirements Gateway Install Utility to configure the version of Requirements Gateway you want to use after you uninstall a different version of Requirements Gateway. If you do not run the utility after you uninstall Requirements Gateway, NI does not guarantee that the remaining version of Requirements Gateway still associates with the existing Requirements Gateway files.


Upgrading from Requirements Gateway 1.0

To comply with Windows 8.1/8.0/7/Vista restrictions on writing to the Program Files directory and to improve usability for Windows XP users who do not have permission to write to the Program Files directory, Requirements Gateway 1.1 or later installs some files in different locations from Requirements Gateway 1.0. Refer to the Directory Relocation section of the NI Requirements Gateway 1.1 Release Notes for more information about directory location changes. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code NIRG11Notes to locate the NI Requirements Gateway 1.1 Release Notes.


Licensing

Requirements Gateway relies on licensing activation. You must activate a valid Requirements Gateway license before you can run Requirements Gateway. To activate Requirements Gateway, use the serial number you received as part of your installation package. You must also have a MyNI user profile to activate a Requirements Gateway license. Refer to the Activating Your Software topic in the NI Requirements Gateway Help for more information about how to activate Requirements Gateway.


If you do not activate a valid license, Requirements Gateway runs in Evaluation Mode and continues to prompt you to activate a license on each subsequent launch. In Evaluation Mode, you can use all the features of the product for 7 days. You can use an ni.com User Profile to extend the evaluation period for an additional 45 days. You can activate a license at any point during or after the evaluation period.


Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.


New Features and Changes

Requirements Gateway 2018 introduces the following new features and changes.


  • Support for IBM Rational DOORS 9.6.1 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Support for Microsoft Office 64-bit software, in addition to 32-bit software
  • Support for the ATML Test Description 3.0 schema. Requirements Gateway supports NI ATML TD files that conform to the ATML Test Description 3.0 or 1.01 schema. NI does not guarantee that the NI ATML TD type is compatible with ATML files generated by other external applications.
  • Example Program Enhancement—The Reference Attribute and Filter/Maturity Level.rqtf example, located in the <Requirements Gateway Public>\Examples directory, includes functionality to demonstrate how to use custom types and custom filters.

Known Issues

You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in Requirements Gateway.


Bug Fixes

You can access the list of bugs fixed in the current version of Requirements Gateway online. Refer to the NI website for a list of bug fixes in Requirements Gateway.


Accessing the Help

Refer to the NI Requirements Gateway Help, accessible by selecting Help»NI Requirements Gateway Help, for information about Requirements Gateway.


Automating the Installation of NI Products

You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.


If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.


For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:


Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.


Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.



Legal Information

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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices


You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:


  • Notices are located in the <National Instruments>\_Legal Information and <National Instruments> directories.
  • EULAs are located in the <National Instruments>\Shared\MDF\Legal\license directory.
  • Review <National Instruments>\_Legal Information.txt for information on including legal information in installers built with NI products.

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Patents


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