July 25, 2018
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Introduction The concept of electromagnetic railguns has fascinated researchers in fields from defense weaponry to space launch. It also provides an interesting demonstration of the power of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). In Part 1 of this blog series, we described the basic physics of such a system and used SysML to model the overall concept

July 19, 2018
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Introduction The promise of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is that we can capture all aspects of a system, including architecture, design, analysis and operations, in a single unified digital model. The challenge is that the development of complex systems requires the use of many different software tools and databases. The objective of this TechNote is

July 9, 2018

On July 9, 2018, Dr. Dirk Zwemer, President of Intercax LLC, gave a presentation at the INCOSE International Symposium in Washington, DC, on “MBSE for Electronic Voting System Security”. The primary objective of the presentation was to support three propositions using the example outlined in Figure 1: Figure 1 Modeling Architecture MBSE can provide a

July 2, 2018
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With Syndeia 3.2, Intercax offers a new capability for user-defined mappings in model transformations. Syndeia, the MBE (Model-Based Engineering) platform from Intercax, enables the creation of a single digital model distributed over multiple engineering software tools. Part of building that total system model may require transforming part of a model in one tool into an

June 15, 2018
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With the 3.2 release, Syndeia is now available as a standalone client. In addition to its existing plug-ins for MagicDraw and Rhapsody, Syndeia can now be used by team members without a SysML modeling tool. This is made possible by the introduction of Syndeia Cloud, a server-based repository for the for inter-model-connections. In Figure 1,

May 16, 2018
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There are many valid approaches to Model-Based Engineering and not all require SysML. Engineers may want to connect elements in PLM, ALM, requirements and other tools directly. This network of connections (or graph) can be valuable with (Figure 1) or without (Figure 2) a SysML model by providing a roadmap of the system data for

May 11, 2018

Intercax has released Syndeia 3.2, a major advance in “breaking the silos”, that is, breaking down the barriers between domain engineering tools and their users to make complex systems development faster and more efficient. We talk about MBE (Model-Based Engineering) rather than MBSE (Model-Based Systems Engineering) which can too easily become one more silo in

May 7, 2018
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Ready to break down the silos in your engineering process, without giving up your choice of tools and vendors? The Syndeia 3.2 release is a game-changer, supporting more types of users and more use cases than ever before. All the familiar capabilities are still there, but now backed by Syndeia Cloud with an open REST

February 15, 2018
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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
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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,

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