February 15, 2018

Introduction In the first four parts of this blog series, we began to apply a Model-Based Engineering approach to the design of a washing machine, including hardware architecture, requirements and simulation, and we visualized the Total System Model (TSM) using Syndeia, the MBE platform from Intercax. Two important pieces were missing: Software modeling and issue

February 13, 2018

In the first three parts of this series, we showed how elements of the central SysML model for a consumer appliance could be connected via Syndeia to elements in PLM (PTC Windchill), requirements (Jama Software) and simulation (MATLAB Simulink, The MathWorks). If we add internal connections within the SysML model to connect structure and requirements,

February 8, 2018

Introduction In addition to the features shown in the two previous parts of this blog series, Model-Based Engineering (MBE) must meet two more requirements: Architecture modeling must capture the interconnections between system parts, and Architecture modeling must support simulation with the appropriate software tools. In the third part of this series, we will look at

February 6, 2018

Introduction Requirements represent a bounding box of the product concept as a set limited by Stakeholder needs. They must be complete and consistent, which drives the use of tools like DOORS or Jama to formally manage the set. They must also be feasible and verifiable, which drives their incorporation into the Total System Model (TSM)

February 1, 2018

Introduction Model-Based Engineering (MBE) is valuable for smaller systems, such as consumer products. The need for collaboration between different engineering disciplines is just as real for modern appliances as jet liners. Figure 1 Syndeia Vision Our vision of MBE is a single system model distributed over many software tools and repositories. Our initial approach at

January 30, 2018

In earlier parts of this series, we introduced some ideas about Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approaches to the development of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs). Our specific interest in this series is the modeling of requirements in combination with functional architecture, software configuration repositories and project management. We have used Syndeia, the MBSE platform from Intercax, to