Product Lifecycle Management

January 25, 2017
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I recently had a thought-provoking discussion with a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) expert about Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).  While I was prepared to show Syndeia’s features for connecting SysML models with NX or Creo, his concerns were more fundamental.  First, he pointed out that our examples in the introductory videos were “trivial” and not how people

January 18, 2017
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In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we focused entirely on possible visualizations of inter-model connections, i.e. connections created by Syndeia between elements in different tools. But many use-cases require us to trace connections across the system model where the sequences include both inter-model and intra-model connections. Syndeia 3.0 can show many of these,

December 15, 2016
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Introduction Every system development project has both product-specific and project-specific considerations: Product-specific includes product requirements (market, technical, regulatory), product function and hardware and software design Project-specific includes organization structure, project requirements, and product development methodology The intersection of these two domains is often the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) which captures the product-specific tasks in the

December 9, 2016
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As a project moves from architecture definition to component design, new software tools, such as mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD), become part of the engineering process. The impact of component design decisions needs to be continuously evaluated at the system level. The Syndeia interface for PTC Creo supports a number of use cases from either MagicDraw

December 7, 2016
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In Part 1 of this series, we explored how Syndeia 3.0 generates global displays of connections between various engineering software tools. While these global displays (e.g. Figure 1) provide a snapshot of graph complexity, some very important use cases require us to trace out chains of individual connections and identify those model elements that may

March 20, 2015
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The Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) workshop held at the INCOSE International Workshop in Torrance, CA, USA (Jan 24-25, 2015) hosted a tool vendor challenge in the Model Lifecycle Management track. The challenge problem was the design of a configurable UAV platform that can be used for developing UAVs for different missions, ranging from security and

June 5, 2014
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We are proud to announce the launch of SLIM 1.0. This is the first major public release of SLIM, following the beta release in Dec 2013. We take this opportunity to thank all our partners and customers who have made this possible. SLIM 1.0 provides a broad range of capabilities for model-based systems engineering (MBSE).

March 12, 2014
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In March 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the southeast coast of Japan. The nuclear reactors at Fukushima survived the earthquake; they were designed to. But the earthquake triggered a tsunami, which flooded the back-up generators in the reactor complex basement. Without power, the cooling pumps couldn’t function. Without cooling water, the reactor rods