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  • 1.  CA Agile Requirements Designer v2.7 is Now GA!

    Posted Jan 04, 2018 05:21 AM

    We are pleased to announce the general availability of version 2.7 of CA Agile Requirements Designer (CA ARD).

    Below is a summary of the core new and enhanced features. 


    Download CA Agile Requirements Designer v2.7.


    Automatic Model Building Accelerator 

    This new accelerator gives a solid starting base for initial models by importing new or existing Selenium Builder recordings. With the added ability to automatically create an automation configuration, you can now immediately start exporting scripts back to Selenium Builder. 


    More: Automatic Model Building Accelerator


    Licence Activation Process

    When you install CA ARD v2.7 and add a new license, you can launch a licensing wizard. This wizard makes applying your new license easier than ever, with the added benefit of allowing you to activate ‘Viewer’ mode if you have no valid licenses to apply. We also prioritise concurrent license servers over local named licenses. This means that if CA ARD can’t find a license server to connect to it will utilize your local license instead allowing flexibility of both options.


    CA Agile Central Integration with Test Plans

    This feature for enterprise customers integrates with CA Agile Central Quality Manager to import and export Test cases within Test Plans. You also have the added benefit of creating a Test Plan folder directly from within CA Agile Requirements Designer.

    More: Integrate With CA Agile Central


    CA Agile Central / HPE ALM / Atlassian Jira / Microsoft Team Foundation Server – Automatic Configurations

    These enhancements help you to configure the initial configurations for your chosen lifecycle tool integration more quickly. Giving the ability to automatically set a default configuration for items to quickly begin importing and exporting. There is also the ability to copy a configuration from one project to another giving even more flexibility.

    More: Configure Lifecycle Tool Integration


    New Icons

    The new icons not only give a more modern and cleaner look but make the user interface more consistent. There are also new animations to reflect changes applied to items within a flowchart. An animation highlights the changed item, and a notification indicates the exact change.


    CA Application Test Integration – Importing Test Variables

    CA ARD can read an existing CA Application Test files in order to import the series of steps and variables from the test case. This makes the process of using CA Application Test and CA ARD together for data-driven testing much easier.


    New Optimizer (Beta Release)

    The new Optimizer (Beta) is much faster and returns more concise paths than the existing one. By default, constraints are always applied, and flattening is always enabled. To test first enable beta features, and then enable the Try New Optimizer (beta) checkbox in the Path Explorer. (Note – do not use this beta feature in production). 

    More: Enable Standard Settings and Advanced Features


    Download CA Agile Requirements Designer v2.7.


    Thanks for taking the time to read this release update. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any thoughts, questions or comments on the Community.


    If you have any issues, please raise a support ticket by visiting or calling 1-800-225-5224.

  • 2.  Re: CA Agile Requirements Designer v2.7 is Now GA!

    Posted Mar 14, 2018 09:47 AM


    We are planning to upgrade ARD from 2.5 version to 2.7. We have the Concurrent user type license. Would it be feasible to upgrade to latest version 2.7. We have upgraded CA TDM to 4.4

  • 3.  Re: CA Agile Requirements Designer v2.7 is Now GA!

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Mar 14, 2018 11:31 AM

    Hi Sunil, 

    Yes, upgrading to ARD 2.7 would be recommended as it is the current & latest release.

    There are not any issues going directly from ARD 2.5 to ARD 2.7


    Thank you,