Author: Mark Simons

Modeling SysML Activities in GENESYS

Modeling behavior in SysML can be painstaking and difficult to communicate to a broad range of stakeholders. Fortunately, GENESYS makes it easy to use SysML constructs in a way that facilitates a comprehensive and consistent behavioral model and makes it easier to discuss with a broad range of stakeholders. What …

Four Qualities of Good Models

Although modeling has always played a role in engineering, it has become a central focus with the advent of model-based systems engineering. While we as engineers are focused on engineering and building systems, sometimes the topic of modeling, as both an art and a science, still gets short shrift. If …

Modeling SysML Blocks in GENESYS: Part II

Last week, in Part 1 of this series, I described how GENESYS displays SysML block features in compartments on block nodes. This week I’ll continue the discussion and describe how GENESYS deals with the SysML relationships of composition, references, generalization, and dependencies on a Block Definition Diagram, or BDD. Blocks …

Modeling SysML Blocks in GENESYS: Part I

(Part II of this series is available here.) I regularly receive questions from customers wanting to apply GENESYS to their particular systems engineering challenges. Each one is different, and I always love learning about the situation and seeing if I can help. (Just a reminder: we are always here to …