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SAVE automatically extracts and visualizes the architecture manifested in the source code using module-type views and compares it with user-specified models and rules representing the structure of the intended architecture.

The tool can also help developers understand, rearchitect, reuse, and create more maintainable software. In addition, SAVE can help determine the softwares product-line potential in terms of architectural commonalities and deviations between different software products.

Our video introduction provides more information about the motivation for SAVE and discusses concrete applications: Video

Interested? If you would like to try SAVE for yourself, contact us: [email]


  • March, 2009Presented application of DynSAVE to the CFDP software component at the Aerospace Conference in Big Sky, MT
  • November, 2008Presented concept of DynSAVE extension at ISSRE in Seattle, WA
  • June, 2008Release of new SAVE version
  • December, 2005Fraunhofer IESE receives innovation prize in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

In Europe contact:

Mr. Jens Knodel
Phone +49 (631) 6800 2168
Fax +49 631 6800-1399
Fraunhofer-Institut für Experimentelles Software Engineering IESE
Fraunhofer-Platz 1
67663 Kaiserslautern

In USA contact:

Dr. Mikael Lindvall
Phone 240-487-2902
Fax 240-487-2960
Fraunhofer USA Center for Experimental Software Engineering
5825 University Research Court Suite 1300
College Park, Maryland 20740-3823