z/OS Connect EE V3 Build Tool Kit SDK – Looking for more detailed information on how to use it

I understand how to use the CLI of the Build Tool Kit to build the artifacts required for an outbound API. I’m now trying to understand what the SDK version of the Tool Kit is, and what it provides. So far I’ve only found very little documentation about it. From the knowledge center (https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SS4SVW_3.0.0/com.ibm.zosconnect.doc/overview/build_toolkit.html) I found this statement: “The compressed file contains both the command line interface (CLI) and Software Development Kit (SDK) versions of zconbt. A readme file that contains instructions on how to use zconbt is included in the package.” I read through the readme file, but did not find anything about how to use the SDK.

From the knowledge center, I also found this link: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SS4SVW_3.0.0/com.ibm.zosconnect.doc/designing/sar_build_sdk.html

This link looks like it is trying to explain how to use the SDK in an existing IDE….

1) In your IDE, create a Map object to contain the properties required to build the service archive file.

2) Create a SARGenerator object passing in the Map created in Step 1. If any properties are invalid, an InvalidPropertyException occurs. The error message contains the property in error and the reason.

3) Save the service archive file. Call the save() method and pass the filename. For example

4) You can now deploy the service archive file by copying it to the services directory.

Is the SDK really designed for vendors to be able to integrate the Build Tool kit into their product interfaces?

Or is it intended for z/OS Connect EE customers to be able to use themselves?
If the latter, would the customer could have to build their own User Interface for the SDK?

Any detailed information that you can share on the SDK is greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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