August 7, 2020
Maplesoft releases MapleMBSE, the software that enables companies to implement Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) processes without requiring every stakeholder on the project to be an expert in complex MBSE tools. The release of MapleMBSE 2020.2 now supports the MBSE platform Capella, in addition to improved performance and usability.
MapleMBSE provides an intuitive, Excel-based interface to the systems model with optimized, task-specific views for editing the model directly, while keeping the central model updated for use by all stakeholders. It eliminates the need to funnel all MBSE tasks through a small number of systems engineering tool experts.
The new release of MapleMBSE adds support for Capella, a MBSE platform from the Eclipse Foundation. Organizations using Capella can now edit models within MapleMBSE, allowing them to simplify MBSE tasks and increase engagement with MBSE processes at their company. For all MapleMBSE users, the new release brings a variety of performance improvements for loading and interacting with systems models, as well as new usability features to make tracking model revisions easier.
“Most project stakeholders aren’t experts in MBSE tools, so they are hesitant to engage with the overall systems engineering processes at their company. Modern engineering projects have made systems engineering processes vitally important to success, requiring all stakeholders to be in collaboration. With MapleMBSE, it is easy for all stakeholders to contribute to the systems engineering process,” says Paul Goossens, vice president of MBSE Solutions at Maplesoft. “This new release brings MapleMBSE to even more systems engineers, and promises to make stakeholder engagement even easier than before.”
In addition to supporting Capella, the new release of MapleMBSE allows engineers to easily manage project traceability and realizations using matrices. When working with systems models, MapleMBSE now includes a revision browser to view comments and changes made to the systems model by other stakeholders. The new version also allows users to include predicate filtering in their model queries, allowing for faster and more automated ways to ensure model details are accurate.
MapleMBSE customers include Nissan, Honda, NASA JPL, Sandia Laboratories and Lockheed-Martin Space Systems.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.