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Test Execution
Tests are executed using a Test Session which references the Test Suite, Test Group or Test Cases that are being tested. The Test Session identifies the set of tests (fully detailed test cases) that need to be executed.
For manual testing, the tester follows the documented test steps and enters information using the Test Result Editor dialog box.
For automated testing, the automated test execution framework provides adapter based integrations with external automated test execution tools. It connects with external automated test execution products, runs the test cases that are included in the test session, and gathers and records the test results. For information on automated testing, see the Integrating Windchill RV&S 2010 for Automated Test Execution, available on the PTC eSupport Portal.