What are the benefits of Integrated Model-Based-Systems-Engineering (MBSE)?

Model-Based-Systems-Engineering (MBSE) allows you to accelerate all aspects of developing complex systems by leveraging the power of 3D modelling to simulate and validate the behaviour of products and embedded systems. Let's explore the benefits.

As products grow in complexity and the requirement for connected systems increases, designers and engineers must adopt new ways of working to overcome new challenges. Model-Based-Systems-Engineering (MBSE) allows you to accelerate all aspects of developing complex systems by leveraging the power of 3D modelling to simulate and validate the behaviour of products and embedded systems. 

Competition is fierce for today’s manufacturers as they seek to win market share from traditional competitors and emerging start-ups, often at a global level. Consequently, product engineering and innovation play a crucial role in competitive differentiation. Innovation opportunities range from more innovative features to new service offerings, which require increases in software, electronics, connectivity, sensors, components, and more.    

Connected devices and systems

Connected devices and systems

How can model-based-systems-engineering (MBSE) help manufacturers overcome these challenges?

Designing a system involves bringing together multiple mechanical, electrical, and software disciplines. Each has specialized tools and processes, which create silos, complicating collaboration across disciplines. A document-centric approach reinforces those silos. Since documents lack intelligence, engineers across disciplines often need help with visibility into aspects of the design that impact them.   

Verifying that requirements and standards have been met is also challenging, as a document-based approach needs more traceability across requirements, making it hard to identify dependencies and change impacts.   

MBSE allows us to challenge this traditional, document-centric way of working by developing and utilizing a comprehensive set of models that define, design, and document a system or collection of connected systems while under development. With a model at the centre, visualizing design intent becomes more accessible across disciplines, improving collaboration.   

What are the benefits of integrated model-based-systems-engineering (MBSE)?

Having an integrated model-based-systems-engineering environment allows you to bring together the following areas of systems engineering into a single, connected environment: 

  • Embedded Software Development 
  • Mechanical Systems 
  • Electrical Systems 
  • Mechatronic Systems 
  • Fluid Systems 
  • Compliance Management 
  • Multi-Discipline Systems Architecture 
  • Embedded Electronic Architecture 

By bringing these elements together, you can reduce silos, eliminate duplicate data, and drive a single source of truth, unlocking additional benefits which include: 

  • Create, validate, and integrate systems virtually 
  • Assess properties and behaviors of systems quickly and efficiently  
  • Make more informed design decisions sooner in the development cycle  
  • Create a complete view of each connected system, individually and in the context of each other  
  • Create a common standards-based approach to documenting the system that can be programmatically validated to remove inconsistencies within the models and enforce the use of a standard by all stakeholders
  • Provide a single source of truth by creating a connected model, with all design, system, compliance, analysis, etc. information built-in  
  • Improved communications among the stakeholders 
  • Increased ability to manage system complexity by enabling a system model to be viewed from multiple perspectives and analyze changes’ impact 
  • Improved ability to teach and learn systems engineering by providing an unambiguous representation of the concepts 

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Model-Based Systems Engineering with TriMech Enterprise Solutions

Our TriMech Enterprise Solutions team is experienced with implementing a model-based approach for systems engineering and carrying out projects in-house. We can support you in defining, developing, and implementing a model-based method that suits your requirements.  

Get in touch today to find out more. 

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