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 […]

Jul 232015
5 Ways to Improve Modeling Productivity

When I started modeling with MagicDraw in university, it was version 8.0. Even then, MagicDraw had nice productivity features and I really loved their shortcut keys when drawing diagrams. Now we have MagicDraw 18.0 version as long-term release (supported till the next big release) and feature releases are coming every half a year with improved […]

Nov 122014
High-quality Interface Specifications with SysML Modelling

This article describes an approach that, starting with a overview of the system, leads to a detailed interface specification in clearly defined steps. The approach has been developed over the course of many technical discussions in collaboration with railway engineering experts of Deutsche Bahn AG. It is especially suitable for creating high-quality specifications in the complex environment […]

Jul 152014
What are the most used MBSE methods, metrics, tools? OMG asked system engineering experts to help develop SysML standard

What is the most popular MBSE modeling method? What metrics are actually used and what value do they bring? What Modeling tools are used? What was the primary purpose of the model? Those and more than 50 additional questions (including open-ended responses) were provided by a sample of respondents from the system engineering community. The […]

Jun 112014
Intel CoFluent Methodology for SysML

This paper presents the Intel® CoFluent™ methodology for SysML and associated tool support. The methodology is based on UML with SysML and MARTE profiles. It allows automatic model transformation from this format to the Intel® CoFluent™ technology DSL. The methodology can be seen as a set of modeling rules and restrictions applied to SysML/MARTE. These […]

Dec 172013
Best Practices for Applying UML, Part I

Though UML notation is widely recognized as lingua franca for software development, many developers still lack skills for applying it efficiently. Methodologists, practitioners and tool vendors need to share their experience in order to find out ways how to get the most use from modeling and avoid abusing it. With this whitepaper, we start a […]

Dec 172013
Choosing the Right Modeling Tool

If you are reading this article, you are interested in modeling. Congratulations! This is definitely the right path. In our opinion, modeling is the next step in the evolution of thinking. And it is no secret that only the fittest will survive. The popularity of modeling is increasing. And with good reason, because modeling (especially […]

Dec 172013
Four Key Improvements When Managing the Teamwork Server Repository

This article gives details of common undesirable situations users have encountered while working with a Teamwork Server repository containing multiple projects. All of these situations can easily lead to more serious problems such as: data loss, duplicated and inconsistent data, and lost time from cleaning up errors. We suggest an easy way to identify and remedy issues in […]