Maplesoft announced a new release of MapleMBSE, its software product that enables companies to employ a model-based systems engineering (MBSE) approach to their design projects without requiring every engineer on the project to be an expert in complex MBSE tools.
The new release, MapleMBSE 2019.0, further improves the workflow by making it even easier to create and modify many of the structures used to define and analyze a design. “The usability of MapleMBSE makes productive collaboration on system design projects an achievable goal,” the company said, “and the latest release improves the user experience even further.” For background see our MapleMBSE from Maplesoft radically expands accessibility of model-based systems engineering, published in this blog last July.
Excel-based user interface “provides streamlined interface for each task in an MBSE project”
Using an Excel-based user interface, MapleMBSE provides a streamlined interface for each task in an MBSE project, such as defining requirements, impact analysis, tradeoff studies and failure mode effects analysis. These streamlined interfaces make these tasks significantly easier to perform, the company says, and reduce the time and errors that typically come with using a standard MBSE tool. The new release also includes enhanced support for Systems Modeling Language (SysML), the industry-standard systems architecture modeling language used for requirements capture and management by many MBSE tools, including MapleMBSE.
Increased support is available for a variety of constructs that are used to define requirements, architecture, behavior and relationships, including activity diagrams, state machines and parametric diagrams. By making it easier to create and modify these underlying SysML constructs, the company says the new release further reduces the time and effort required to define requirements and the relationships between them, analyze the impact of changes, and improve the design.
MBSE “lets organizations define, maintain and communicate their project goals throughout every stage of their project”
“Model-based systems engineering lets organizations define, maintain and communicate their project goals throughout every stage of their project, and MapleMBSE makes it significantly easier to involve all the stakeholders in this process,” says Paul Goossens, vice president of engineering solutions at Maplesoft. “The usability of MapleMBSE makes productive collaboration on system design projects an achievable goal, and the latest release improves the user experience even further.”
Other improvements in this release enhance the integration of MapleMBSE with model management systems, including faster model access through Teamwork Cloud. By connecting MapleMBSE to Teamwork Cloud, customers can seamlessly access models created in a number of different tools including MagicDraw and Cameo Systems Modeler. MapleMBSE can also be integrated directly with other SysML-based tools such as IBM Rational Rhapsody.
Maplesoft is a leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics. Maplesoft Engineering Solutions provide advanced tools and services for system simulation, calculation management and systems engineering, helping organizations maximize the power of their engineering knowledge so they can complete their projects quickly and successfully. The Maplesoft product suite includes Maple for technical computing and calculation management; MapleSim, an advanced system-level modeling and simulation tool; and MapleMBSE, which supports a model-based systems engineering approach to requirements management.
Maplesoft products and services are used in machine design, robotics, aerospace, automotive, industrial automation and many other fields where engineers face complex challenges. Key applications include the creation of digital twins, dynamic analysis of mechanisms, battery systems modeling, heat transfer modeling and bus fleet electrification. Customers include Boeing, FLSmidth, Ford, Google, Intel, NASA, Samsung and others.