What is MBSE?

As products grow more complex, multiple engineering disciplines need to work together to design, build, and maintain them. Designing a system using models enables early visualization and simulation, improving stakeholder buy-in and customer satisfaction.

Model-based systems engineering enables collaborative, innovative design and maintenance of complex systems. It helps organizations optimize the use of resources while complying with industry standards.

Linking Systems of Systems for a Competitive Advantage

Linking systems of systems for a competitive advantage

The ramifications of manual, document-based system engineering approaches can be felt across the extended enterprise. Cost, quality, and safety issues stem from difficulties in sharing, maintaining, and re-using inconsistent information scattered between drawings, spreadsheets, and word documents.

Solutions from PTC provide a collaborative, visual approach for better communication, clarity, and maintainability of all product data. MBSE applies modeling, tools, and methods to improve your systems engineering programs and projects, spurring technological innovation and positively impacting costs and productivity. Quality and regulatory compliance is also improved as risks are discovered and mitigated sooner.

Overcome Cultural and Technical Hurdles with Model-Based Collaboration

Overcome cultural and technical hurdles with model-based collaboration

With PTC’s model-based systems engineering solution, engineering teams define systems in a modular way with variability modeling of product lines much earlier in the product lifecycle. The solution also provides traceability throughout models with requirements, validations, and parts in bills of materials (BOMs).

In addition, you can leverage powerful, visual system level co-simulation along with automated system model design review. This improves the quality of system designs and ultimately the systems delivered.

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Learn how PTC’s Digital Thread seamlessly weaves together PLM, Requirements Engineering, Test Management, and MBSE, fostering remarkable collaboration and coordination across disciplines. Start your Digital Thread journey to enable streamlined processes, heightened innovation, and impeccable product quality.

Key product features

Implement techniques that offer a common visual language and structured engineering approach.

  • Live multi-user database: Enterprise solution enabling systems engineers to collaborate on designs, at the same time, without passing files or requiring check-in/out

  • Industry-standard system modeling: Intuitive, visual design using the OMG SysML standard design complex system and systems of systems

  • Asset-based modular systems modeling: Modular systems of systems design approach, using the unique Windchill Asset Library to link models

  • Visual simulations: Visually simulate and co-simulate system functionality early in the design lifecycle for problem detection

  • Automated design review: Validate complex system designs early in the design lifecycle through automated design reviews

  • Variability modeling: Extend model-based systems engineering with system product line modeling and flow down into PLM

  • Assets management: Asset-based modular system design for systems of systems

  • Integrated software design: Flow down into software modeling and automated code generation for major programming languages and PTC’s ThingWorx IoT platform

  • PTC integration: Windchill and third-party integration using extended OSLC

Customer stories

See how your peers are benefiting from a MBSE approach.

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See how Alstom Transport delivers better products in a shorter period of time using a MBSE approach.

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Learn more about Windchill

Windchill is PTC's enterprise-wide, product lifecycle management software made for a complex engineering landscape. Used as the foundation to the digital thread, Windchill’s MBSE capabilities enable collaboration and coordination of your engineering processes. Extend MBSE with best practices and tool chain integration for linking and tracing with Windchill RV&S, based on OSLC standards.

With more than 1.5 million users worldwide, Windchill is proven and scalable.  

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Give stakeholders throughout your organization quick and easy access to product data. Windchill, PTC’s product lifecycle management solution, helps break down organizational silos leading to:

  • Improved time-to-market
  • Decreased costs
  • Improved product quality
  • More time for innovating

Windchill offers organizations the performance and scale they need to manage large data sets and with subscription pricing, you only pay for what you need. Plus, with easy integration to the ThingWorx IoT platform, data from smart, connected products in the field can be leveraged for a digital twin.

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