Category: Model-Based Systems Engineering

The Fool’s Errand of Reuse in MBSE

Systems engineering emerged in an era of clean-sheet, top-down, stand-alone design where design began at the system level and proceeded through custom manufactured assemblies and electronics. In today’s age of rapid technology infusion cycles, changing needs, and middle-out or bottom-up design, we strive instead to embrace reuse of existing components …

One Model to Coordinate them All

Requirements models, activity models, interface models, parametric models, reliability models, thermal models, power models, finite element models, … the list goes on and on. In this drive towards model-based systems engineering (MBSE) – and ultimately model-based engineering to connect the product lifecycle – how can we make sense of this …

7 Classic Errors in Deploying MBSE

Model-based systems engineering is many things. It is architecture and analytics. It is communication and analysis. It is methods and tools. Fundamentally, it represents a shift from low fidelity representations in documents to higher fidelity, richer representations serving as the single source of truth for both communications and analysis. Ultimately, …