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Systems Architecture and Functional Design

Delivering complex products and systems demands an open, extensible and versatile approach to system architecture definition, integration to modelling and simulation environments, as well as full lifecycle management of the underlying architecture entities and artifacts. Dassault Systèmes offers a fully integrated systems architecture, modelling and simulation solution.

Fully integrated systems architecture, modelling and simulation solution

Systems engineering of complex products is by its very nature, a collaborative multi-disciplinary and iterative process. These products, and their associated systems and sub-systems, are characterized by the high level of interaction that takes place between a large numbers of different embedded systems and the physical hardware with which they interact. Today, it is common practice to use many different models to define the system architecture and simulate the behaviour of these complex systems and products. The challenge with this approach is that these models rarely interoperate with one another and do not exist in an aggregated environment for a ‘whole-system’ view or simulation of the complete product.

The Dassault Systèmes V6 PLM Systems Engineering solution provides a fully integrated system architecture definition, modelling and simulation environment built on an open and extensible platform. This approach delivers unique model-based and platform-based systems engineering support. Model-based systems engineering is enabled through a rich data model that enables the definition and management of the relationships between; requirements, the functional system architecture, the 2D & 3D Logical representation of this architecture, and the physical representation and instantiations of the architecture in a given product or platform – including hardware and embedded software. Platform-based systems engineering support is enabled through a rich and extensible data model and collaborative system engineering business process support environment that provides full requirements, product, program, project, and configuration lifecycle management capabilities.

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