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MBSE - Model Based System Engineering

MBSE & System Lifecycle Management logo
MBSE & System Lifecycle Management logo

MBSE - Model Based System Engineering

By Siemens Digital Industries Software (DISW)

Systems engineering approaches, including model-based systems engineering (MBSE), have helped organizations better manage more complex product development.

Delivery method


MBSE allows engineers to get rid of the old spreadsheets and documents as they design a product. Instead, they work with a digital model, which can associate requirements, functions, logical architectures, and physical architectures across the design and development process. Organizations can use the model to easily and effectively make and communicate changes to the product design, which reduces the documentation burden on the engineering team.

Product architecture planning and trade-off management

Using MBSE, engineers from individual disciplines can connect their model to a simulation before detailed design or development.

Assessing and communicating work-in-process system changes

In the traditional design approach, downstream errors often result when two or more design domain teams need to adjust the product architecture simultaneously. An MBSE model, however, can be used to illustrate a proposed change—and communicate said change—so all design and development stakeholders can understand the potential impact.

Integration of MBSE models and PLM

Without adequate integration of MBSE models and PLM, engineers lose the strongest advantage of simulation: the ability to trace any potential issues back to the source.

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