What is RCE?

RCE is an Open Source distributed, workflow-driven integration environment. It is used by engineers and scientists to design and simulate complex systems (e.g., aircraft, ships, or satellites) by using and integrating their own design and simulation tools.
An overview about RCE and some of its application fields gives this survey article.
If you're interested in contributing to RCE please don't hesitate and contact us. The source code is distributed as a zip archive along with each release. We will provide general public access to our source code repository soon.
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Release 6.0.0

Workflow Editor

  • Components in a workflow can now be temporarily disabled: during workflow execution, these components and all their connections are treated as if they didn't exist
  • Added an option to show the number of connections represented by a line between two components
  • The connection editor dialog can now be …

Release 5.2.0

General

  • Improved clean up of RCE's temp directory

GUI

  • General performance improvement in workflow data browser
  • Fixed handling of scripts that were openend in an editor at the same time and that belong to different script components

Workflow components

  • Optimizer component
    • Improved behavior if optimizer fails or isn't available at …

Release 5.1.0

GUI

  • Added a view to execute RCE console commands
  • Added miscellaneous context menu entries for faster access to key features (such as integrating a new tool or creating the workflow examples project)
  • Fixed short cut for renaming workflow nodes (it is just F2 now)
  • Improved visibility of self-connections of components …

Release 5.0.0

Workflow components

  • Added an "Output Writer" component to write directories and files to the local file system
  • Optimizer
    • The iteration count is now available as an output
    • Added support for the Vector data type (to support multiple (hundreds) of design variables)
    • Added support for start values and optimal solution outputs …

Release 4.2.0

  • Added documentation for user and developer (see new documentation folder)
  • implemented IP whitelisting
  • implemented automatic network reconnect
  • made upload block size configurable (see user guide)
  • added service/daemon scripts including installation scripts
  • General tweaks and bugfixes

Release 4.1.0

  • Component connections can now be directly selected and deleted in the workflow editor (required using the connection dialog before)
  • Improved automatic behaviour when connecting components in the editor
  • Improved handling of special cases in data management browser
  • Running RCE instances can now be shutdown by running the executable again with …