Jan 122017
Smart Port Layout and Style

Creating blocks and defining their ports are one of the most common tasks performed by systems engineers. These elements are reused in the entire model. Therefore, it is very important to maintain the same appearance of the block as defined in a Block Definition diagram, especially when they are used as parts of the system. […]

Jan 092017
Timing and Duration Analysis

During this webinar, you will learn how MagicDraw with Cameo Simulation Toolkit can be used to verify how particular system design satisfies time, duration, or performance requirements. The session demonstrates Timing concepts, different clocks, time steps Time units Time and duration constraints Duration simulation, parallel processes Timelines Recording Slides The webinar is delivered by Nerijus Jankevicius, […]

Dec 232016
Coffee Machine Project Overview: Highlights of Current MBSE Capabilities and Methods

In this video I will give you short overview of tool vendor project which I have presented in TdSE 2016 conference. You have good opportunity to hear the highlights of the 2 hours long session about current MBSE capabilities. Link to download presented project: http://bit.ly/ToolVendorProject_TdSE2016  

Nov 152016
Welcome to Systems Architecture Guild

“Everything new endangers something old… This is the price that must be paid for progress and it is worth it.” Hyman G. Rickover Good quality video tutorials and the best tips & tricks from Systems Engineers to Systems Engineers. Welcome to Systems Architecture Guild (www.systemsarchitectureguild.org) and its companion YouTube channel (http://tinyurl.com/showmethewow). Author says “I’ve started […]

Nov 142016
Custom Metrics: How to Convert List of Elements into Number?

You might already thought about tracking metrics based on model data. However how difficult is to create your own metric? Using MagicDraw metrics capability and structured expression dialog to setup almost any metric logic and calculate it requires no coding. If you already using structured expression dialog to query model for derived properties or smart […]

Nov 012016
Total Mass, Cost, and Power Rollups

The rollup calculations are among the most common use cases in systems engineering. System modelers want to calculate total mass, cost, power, or another system dimension, based on individual values of all the parts in the model. During this webinar, you will learn how to perform different kind of rollup calculations in the MagicDraw model with Cameo […]

Oct 312016
Connection Between DoDAF and SysML

It is quite often we are asked about connection between DoDAF and SysML. They coexist together very well! Both are OMG standards (same comon metamodel behind), so everything is fully reusable and traceable. Positioning and connection points DoDAF framework provide tools to describe the enterprise architecture – starting from capabilities, going to operational level and […]

Jun 222016
Visual Model Analysis Overview

A modeling culture is the combination of modeling, model usage and model governance that together provide a productive way for applying model-driven development in the context of a particular organization. When we talk about model usage, we talk about impact analysis, coverage analysis, trade studies, behavioral simulations, testing, code generation, etc. Any example of model […]

May 202016
Displaying Relations Between Indirectly Associated Elements

The Dependency Matrix is an ideal tool for efficient analysis of dependencies between elements. In some cases, dependencies between particular elements can cause indirect relations with other model elements. Let’s take a look at the following image. In this example above, composition and inheritance structures between blocks are displayed. If a composite part depends on […]

Mar 242016
Thirty Meter Telescope SysML Model

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) system is currently being developed by the TMT Observatory Corporation. The main objective for the TMT related analysis is to provide state-dependent power roll-ups for different operational scenarios and demonstrate that requirements are satisfied by the design as well as mass roll-ups and duration analysis of the operational use cases. […]

Mar 112016
Application of Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) Principles to an Automotive Driveline Sub-System Architecture

This paper documents the real-world application of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) methodology and principles to an automotive driveline system. A system model developed in the course of this thesis supports the definition and sizing of the driveline system to best communicate and deliver functional specifications tied to customer requirements. Furthermore, this system model documents, organizes, […]

Mar 042016
Improve Your Modeling Productivity by Setting Custom Scope

System designs are created at different levels of abstraction. There are two problems implied by this statement: A systems engineer working in one abstraction level does not want to use elements from another abstraction level in order to keep the model consistent. For example, when selecting a type of a part property in a SysML […]

Feb 252016
Standard Executable UML/SysML for Model-Based Testing – Is It a Dream?

In many industries, like aerospace, defense, telecommunication and others, it’s becoming common to use UML/SysML to describe system architectures. With the introduction of OMG fUML, many companies began refining their models to the level where they became executable. The next big step is to adopt model-based testing in which standard executable models are reused to […]

Feb 052016
Suspect Links

Requirements change over time: new requirements are created; existing ones are modified or deleted. Systems engineers need to know the impact these changes will have on other related artifacts such as design elements or test cases. Suspect Links capability helps users track changes in requirements that are linked to design elements, as well as allow […]

Jan 122016
Embedded Technology Industry Reports Significant Development Cost Reduction Using MBSE and PLE

“When compared to typical systems engineering endeavors, the application of model-based systems engineering delivers a 55% reduction of the total development cost. The most mature form of MBSE is model-based product line engineering (PLE). When compared to typical systems engineering endeavors, the application of model-based product-line engineering delivers a 41.6% reduction of the total development cost.” These […]