Continuing the industry-wide surge to make software for model-based systems engineering vastly more usable and practical, Phoenix Integration unveiled release 1.0.1 of its ModelCenter MBSE for PTC Integrity Modeler. The new product is the first to utilize Phoenix Integration’s next-generation MBSE integration platform, ModelCenter MBSE.
PTC says its Integrity Modeler SySim software “helps your systems, software and product line engineers create consistent, high-quality models to communicate requirements, consider design alternatives and make good trade-off decisions. By leading them through appropriate industry standards and automating repetitive tasks, it reduces time and effort. It also simplifies the design process and helps find potential problems much earlier.”
Closing “the disconnect between systems engineers and engineering analysts that prevents MBSE from achieving its full potential”
Model-based systems engineering (MBSE), Phoenix Integration notes, is “an emerging and powerful methodology for designing complex systems. A key aspect of MBSE is the use of a systems architecture model (SAM) as a single source of truth for describing the evolving system design throughout its product lifecycle. By aligning people, processes and technology around a single vision of a product, MBSE promises to dramatically reduce the development cost and risk of complex systems. The challenge is the disconnect between systems engineers and engineering analysts that prevents MBSE from achieving its full potential.”
To remedy this, ModelCenter MBSE 1.0.1 for PTC Integrity Modeler allows engineers to “validate system behavior and performance using any software application,” according to Phoenix Integration:
- Connect any software application to PTC Integrity Modeler’s system models:
- COTS tools such as Excel, MATLAB and Simulink.
- CAE tools such as HyperWorks, NASTRAN, ABAQUS and ANSYS.
- CAD tools such as Creo, NX, CATIA V5 and SolidWorks.
- Legacy FORTRAN or C++ applications.
- Python, Java and VB scripts.
- Databases and PDM/PLM solutions.
- Almost anything else.
- Run the connected simulation directly from PTC Integrity Modeler’s unique SySim:
- Graphical functional co-simulation.
- Direct interaction with simulation parameters.
- Record simulation results with optional model import.
- Validate system behavior and performance early in the lifecycle.
- Close the simulation loop, comparing models with the real world.
“Unique and powerful ability to validate system behavior and performance early in the lifecycle using any executable model”
PTC vice president of product management Hedley Apperly said, “The integration of Integrity Modeler 9.0 and its SySim with ModelCenter gives our customers a unique and powerful ability to validate system behavior and performance early in the lifecycle using any executable model. This will help Integrity Modeler customers to reduce costs and design better products.”
Phoenix Integration director of technical business development Scott Ragon said, “We’re very pleased to partner with PTC to bring our ModelCenter MBSE integration technology to Integrity Modeler. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with PTC and working with them to provide our customers with innovative modeling and simulation products.”
Phoenix Integration characterizes its ModelCenter as “the environment for model-based engineering.” ModelCenter is a “vendor-neutral software framework for creating and automating multi-tool workflows, optimizing product designs and enabling model-based systems engineering. It is used by leading organizations worldwide to reduce development costs, improve engineering efficiency, stimulate innovation and design more competitive products. Successful applications can be found in multiple industries including aerospace, automotive, defense, electronics, energy, heavy industry and shipbuilding.”