Category: MBSE

21 Oct 2021

Systems Engineering: An Implementation Journey White Paper

Dassault Systemes and SMS_Thinktank partnered up on a White Paper to provide a baseline when evaluating Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE): “Simplifying Model-Based Systems Engineering, An Implementation Journey“. 

The paper outlines what key strategies and considerations an organization should be aware of before embarking on an MBSE implementation.  Many characterize MBSE as a “system of systems thinking” due to the merging of engineering disciplines of mechanical, electrical, and software engineering.  It follows a model approach vs. a document-based approach.  An organization must take a step back and see the intersection and interaction of all the engineering dynamics when it comes to product development.

This paper suggests taking a look at three categories: 

  • Organization
  • Process
  • Technology

It is important to take a look at your engineering organization in an “as is” state to get an accurate baseline.  Analyze where there are misalignments and mismatches, fragmented processes and technology gaps.  It can be helpful to work with an external organization to help get an accurate, unbiased picture.

An excerpt from the paper notes:

MBSE moves an organization toward using a shared system model.With considerable planning, the perceived  journey may not be as traumatic as anticipated, especially for small to medium-sized businesses. The successful implementation of MBSE includes transformations in three key areas: organization, process and technology.

Organizational transformations start with gaining commitments from all levels of management and practitioners fused with the drive for success is critical to begin this evolution. Do not perceive this as a cultural change but as cultural growth. Collaboration is the lifeblood of implementation.

Process transformation starts with examining the area(s) to transform. Like fingerprints, no two MBSE implementations will be identical. The establishment and maintenance of a solid data and process management environment is crucial.

Executive sponsorship, corporate education and an outside point of view when needed all contribute to successful MBSE implementations. Governance involving executives, management and practitioners also accelerate and sustain progress. Establish milestones and reward accomplishments. Prioritize tasks and leverage high ROI short-term achievements, while ensuring proper linkage to the medium- and long-term goals.

27 Oct 2021

Adaptive Adds CATIA Magic for Model-Based Systems Engineering

Adaptive is excited to offer you one of the strongest tools in the market that supports an organization that is looking to embrace Model-Based Systems Engineering or is fully engaged in an MBSE approach for innovation and product development.  We are now authorized resellers of CATIA Magic, part of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

What is Model-Based System Engineering?

Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), as a cross-discipline collaborative activity, is a strong business enabler to address industry issues and to align organizations with current and future trends. 

Model-Based Systems Engineering is the formalized application of modeling to support system requirements, design, analysis, verification, and validation activities beginning in the conceptual design phase and continuing throughout development and later lifecycle phases.

MBSE is simply a set of visual representations based on a consistent and complete system model, which reflects multiple viewpoints of the system. These representations can be either static or dynamic (simulation), descriptive or predictive. It improves understanding, early in the development phase, system behavior as a functional digital twin of the product.

MBSE on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

MBSE benefits include:

  • Better understanding of the mission, scenarios, and stakeholder needs.
  • Helps to define a consistent and complete system specification for the product designers through behavioral and structural analysis.
  • Specify with accuracy not only the static description of the interfaces, usually described in requirements but also the dynamic exchange of the interfaces that is inherent to complex systems.
  • Prevent costly late rework by understanding system behavior upfront, before prototypes are available.
  • Support cross-disciplinary collaboration around a system model based on dedicated views per engineering concern.

About CATIA Magic

In 2018, Dassault Systèmes completed the acquisition of No Magic (the leader in model-based systems engineering, and modeling solutions for software architecture and business processes) to strengthen its foothold in Systems Engineering and in order to facilitate new connected experiences.

The acquisition of No Magic also reinforces Dassault Systèmes’ industry solution experiences based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Dassault Systèmes’ is now able to generalize systems engineering to develop the “Internet of Experiences” – the smart and autonomous experiences which are digitally connecting products, nature and life in the physical world.

The No Magic solutions are integrated on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop a best-in-class Model-based System Engineering and System of Systems Engineering Solution and Offering called CATIA Magic.
The CATIA Magic solutions are the most robust and standards-compliant solutions in the market.


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