Maplesoft, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Group, has released an upgrade to its MapleMBSE software, which enables non-MBSE expert engineers to take a model-based systems engineering approach to design projects.
Using an Excel-based interface, MapleMBSE provides a streamlined interface for each task in an MBSE project, such as defining requirements, impact analysis, trade-off studies and failure-mode effects analysis. These interfaces make the tasks easier and reduce the time and errors associated with using a standard MBSE tool. The new release, MapleMBSE 2019.0, includes enhanced support for the systems modeling language (SysML) used 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, MapleMBSE 2019.0 further reduces the time and effort required to define the requirements and the relationships between them, to analyze the impact of changes, and improve the design.
“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 tools, including MagicDraw and Cameo Systems Modeler. MapleMBSE can also be integrated directly with other SysML-based tools, such as IBM Rational Rhapsody.