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Select one of these links to Download Current Version or Other Versions including zip (Compressed) then follow the steps below

Installer Instructions

1. select download now - put it someplace where you can find it (e.g. C:/z-shareware/cassbeth)
2. when download completes find installsat.exe and double click it
3. follow install instructions
4. start SAT by going to your Start Menu, look for CassBeth SAT and select Start SAT
5. when browser starts up, wait till SAT default page with lots of links is displayed
6. press submit
7. enter the activation keys: Demo Keys
for full function keys Buy Now
8. respond to the license and wait till SAT default page with lots of links is displayed
9. this completes the install of SAT

Compressed Instructions Use this if you are prevented from using the Installer

1. For the zip version download the .freedom version
2. rename it to .zip
3. unzip (uncompress) the file
4. place it on your C drive as C:\z-cassbeth
5. go to C:\z-cassbeth\sat
6. look for startsat.exe, create a shortcut, and select Start SAT
7. follow steps 6 - 9 in the Installer Instructions

Note: This is the way programs were installed in the past. It provides full visibility into where the program goes and executes on your computer.

Platforms
Win95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, ME, 7 and beyond using Netscape or IE or other browsers
let us know if it works on your APPLE
Various UNIX platforms avaliable upon request

Abstract

The need for clear consistent testable specifications has been apparent for over 2 decades. The approaches have been to to create formal specification methods or to manage informal written words, requirement statements, which represent requirements. The latter has become the primary method of creating specifications for most organizations. The System Requirements Database (SRDB) has been introduced to help manage requirement statements, however the SRDB, though effective at showing parent child relationships and managing attributes does not address the fundamental problem of creating a clear consistent testable requirement object. Different organizations have unique ad hoc solutions to this dilemma. What has surfaced is the potential need for a method and tool to analyze a specification and provide guidance in corrective actions. The current approaches are to attempt to encode the rules within a tool, hidden from the user. However empirical data suggests that organizations have different rules for what they consider valid requirement statements and so what is needed is a method and tool that will allow each organization to encode their own specification analysis rules.

The Specification and Analysis Tool (SAT) is a method and tool that allows each organization to codify their own 'working' specification analysis rules. Embedded within SAT are certain fundamental principals such as services and layering of services from simple to complex. This principal allows the tool to immediately provide results to the organization as the rules mature and SAT mining techniques are refined.

Release History

Release 1.6 April 17, 2016

Innovations

Usability
- updated to run on Win7 and beyond
- updated for install to use compressed download so everyone can install no matter what

Maintenance

Release 1.5 February 16, 2013

Innovations

Usability

Maintenance
- updated demo keys and added demo keys link
- added other two book image
- updated installed company info to be CassBeth
- updated Apache to include FMT in conf file

Release 1.4 March 10, 2009

Innovations

Usability

Maintenance
- Corrected problem associated with new parameter added in 1.3

Release 1.3 February 22, 2009

Innovations
- New parameter added allowing rule set to mine objects bound by various categories. In this case there was a GDA need to find dollar appropriations based on different power generation approaches in President Obamas' American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Usability
- updated APACHE to show full file name in template, history, and document areas

Maintenance

Release 1.2 October 18, 2008

Innovations
- Offered free version that displays book and link

Usability

Maintenance
- Updaded key management system

Release 1.1 Decmber 02, 2007

Innovations
- added .{25,} to noise words pattern

Usability
- updated keys
- updated help files
- updated default keys

Maintenance
- fixed spelling errors
- removed service PUI artifact

Release 1.0 October 09, 2007

Innovations
- Removed third party license mechanism
- Added library descriptions
- Removed Demo version analysis restrictions all data is now provided

Usability
- Provided stop now for large documents
- Improved GUI
- Moved help and libraries to top of page
- Reduced size

Maintenance
- Changed exit to make sure Apache child process fully shuts down on all installations
- Removed outdated power point presentations

Release 0.4.5 November 21, 2006

Innovations
- Added search check boxes to Analysis Results to perform on the spot searches while reviewing objects
- Changed search radio buttons to check boxes to perform multi-searches in Accessed Words and Patterns
- Added Show Search check box for fast rule changes and ad hoc searches

Usability
- Provided exit feature to shut down apache server
- Added check boxes to quickly hide unwanted report areas
- Added PUI link to Analysis Report search returns

Maintenance
- Changed startup to delete previously uploaded files

Release 0.4.4 August 28, 2006

Innovations
- added Plain Language template to support Plain Language Analysis
- added Plan Language Guidelines
- added Risk Attribute to Rules
- added Risk Filter to Analysis Results
- added Risk to Metrics

Usability
- modified Show Processed Upload option to show Analysis Results in full context (full document with findings)
- modified Analysis Results to show Triggered Objects only once rather than for each service
- updated noise filter with 3 patterns

Maintenance
- converted tick mark in Rule Comment attribute so it is not confused with user HTML tag links
- added Plain Language Analysis branding to core engine
- removed compiled perl execution time remnants in application layer

Release 0.4.3 June 04, 2006

Innovations
- updated parse text service to include user defined rules and OLE processing
- added Excel file SRDB export
- added Excel file metrics export
- added HTML navigation to audio power point training presentations (CD version)

Usability
- updated help
- provided ability to modify service name
- added access and reject filters
- auto set Strip HTML Tags

Maintenance
- filtered metrics summary features for non SAT engine applications
- updated product key processing
- fixed full context HTML report access to 1st object
- fixed duplicate show rules settings
- fixed accessed patterns alpha sort search

Release 0.4.2 Feb 27, 2006

Innovations
- added ability for user to accept or reject each finding
- added norm metric rule attribute

Usability
- added ability for user to accept or reject each finding
- fixed weak words link

Maintenance
- fixed no rules check boxes
- moved to generic status for release to other domains
- filtered hidden unused HTML settings
- fixed RTA metrics flag
- updated license

Release 0.4.1 Feb 17, 2006

Innovations
- added display filters to show findings with full comments or summary findings with links to details
- added hyper linked full context report to analysis results
- audio power point training presentations (CD version)

Usability
- created super set of requirement text analysis rules for users with limited specification history
- added help use cases

Maintenance
- fixed search for duplicates service metrics


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