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 […]

Jun 192015
 
System Lifecycle Management

This is a demonstration of the Syndeia (formerly known as SLIM for Systems LIfecycle Management) software for the Configurable UAV challenge presented at No Magic World Symposium 2015. Originally this video was demonstrated at the INCOSE International Workshop at Torrance CA (US) in Jan 2015. We did this demo live at the Model Management Track of the […]

May 212015
 
Trade Study Modeling: NASA Integrated Network Monitor and Control Software Architecture

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Communications and Navigation office (SCaN) has commissioned a series of trade studies to define a new architecture intended to integrate the three existing networks that it operates, the Deep Space Network (DSN), Space Network (SN), and Near Earth Network (NEN), into one integrated network that offers users […]

Nov 182014
 
Data Modeling for the Business Analyst

This is a one hour long tutorial on data modeling. It is well balanced between theory and practice and gives the required information to cover this area and one step ahead. It covers the following sections: Data modeling concepts, Data modeling techniques, Detailed data modeling, Testing data models with data examples, Data model validation: correctness […]

Oct 242014
 
Requirements Interchange Between UPDM and DOORS

These videos demonstrate how to interchange requirements between UPDM (CV-1) and DOORS using Cameo DataHub. Cameo DataHub is a data bridge solution that enables the import, export, automatic synchronization, and creation of references between MagicDraw®, SysML Plugin, UPDM Plugin, Cameo Requirements Modeler Plugin, Rational® DOORS® , Rational® RequisitePro® , Cameo Requirements+, and CSV files. DOORS […]

Aug 072014
 
Installing and Running MagicDraw Teamwork Server on Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform

Cloud computing has already proven worthy of attention from established enterprises and start-ups alike. Most businesses are looking at cloud computing with more than just idle curiosity. As of this writing, IT market research suggests that most enterprise IT managers have enough resources to adopt cloud computing in combination with on-premises IT capabilities. Properly adjusted […]

Aug 052014
 
Variant Modeling with SysML

Many systems exist in different configurations. A product line, a custom product or different designs for trade-off studies. The current version 1.2 of SysML doesn’t provide explicit built-in language constructs to model variants. The profile mechanis of SysML can be used to extend SysML with a concept for variant modeling. I’ve defined a simple variant […]

Jul 222014
 
A Free Sample Chapter, "Chapter 3: Block Definition Diagrams," From SysML Distilled

SysML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Systems Modeling Language The Systems Modeling Language (SysML) extends UML with powerful systems engineering capabilities for modeling a wider spectrum of systems and capturing all aspects of a system’s design. SysML Distilled is the first clear, concise guide for everyone who wants to start creating effective SysML models. Drawing on […]

May 262014
 
Anti-Pattern #5: Avoid Poor Diagram Layout

In this series of posts we will explore several cases presenting real-life business process examples representing common anti-patterns in business process modeling and demonstrating how to improve the examples by applying best practices. Anti-Pattern #5: Poor Diagram Layout Last, but not least, in practice there are many issues with business process diagram layout. You can […]

May 082014
 
5 Ways to Make BPMN Model Efficient: #4 Avoid Inconsistent Use of Events

  In this series of posts we will explore several cases presenting real-life business process examples representing common anti-patterns in business process modeling and demonstrating how to improve the examples by applying best practices. Anti-Pattern #4: Inconsistent Use of Events Events are fundamental elements in BPMN – each process begins with a start event, finishes […]

May 062014
 
5 Ways to Make BPMN Model Efficient: #3 Avoid Inconsistent Use of Gateways

  In this series of posts we will explore several cases presenting real-life business process examples representing common anti-patterns in business process modeling and demonstrating how to improve the examples by applying best practices. Anti-Pattern #3: Inconsistent Use of Gateways Gateways are very important as they control the branching of a business process sequence flow […]

Mar 262014
 
MBSE Courses and Book, Prepared and Adopted by French Academic Institutions

Two years ago, the French National Education decided to bring a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach to the schools with a focus on engineering and natural sciences. Each School (Fr. Lycee) chose their own solution to implement this approach. The Lycees based their choices on several criteria, including ease of use, and standard compliance […]