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It’s not surprising people associate MBSE (model based systems engineering) with digital engineering, because, in fact, MSBE is an important subset of digital engineering.

MBSE supports the systems engineering activities of requirements, architecture, design, verification, and validation.

For many organizations, digital engineering and MBSE represent a transformation of how they normally conduct systems engineering from the traditional document-intensive systems engineering process.

The adoption of digital engineering requires concomitant changes to how organizations perform system engineering activities including their use of MBSE and SysML (systems modeling language).

Bottom line: MSBE is a key enabler of effective digital engineering.

As vendors have discovered, developing tools that can enable effective digital engineering is not enough. Tools without effective MBSE can result in a power that goes unharnessed. MBSE implementations not only connect tools within the DE environment, but they also connect a broad set of stakeholders.

Understanding the challenges of developing effective MBSE models and integrating tools properly in digital engineering  environments allows systems engineers to deal effectively with the complexity of today’s systems.

For the DoD, digital engineering opens up many digital transformation capabilities, such as seamless data integration.

MBSE and related disciplines unify diverse data streams into one model to provide a single source of truth. With all decisions recorded in one place, digital tools can instantly reflect changes across all aspects of the system.

Digital engineering also benefits the DoD’s weapon systems. The DoD’s digital engineers use an MBSE approach to enable a continuous cycle of building, testing and deployment, which helps move along faster development. 

Digital tools allow the military to develop rapid prototypes and modernize systems faster. Basically, digital models ensure design stability within agile sprints.

Digital engineering also assists with lowering maintenance costs. Data-driven analysis allows sustainment teams to project the cost and effectiveness of proposed innovations and compare options faster. In addition, digital engineering simplifies management of the architecture of the fielded system.

Want to learn more? Tonex offers MBSE and Digital Engineering Workshop, a 2-day course that covers Model-based systems engineering (MBSE), Digital Engineering practices and tools, as well as methods like DODAF, UAF, UPDM, SysML and more. MBSE and Digital Engineering workshop helps participants and leads to greater efficiency and improved quality of all the acquisition activities.

Additionally, Tonex offers more than a dozen other courses in MBSE, including:

Model Based Testing Training (3 days)

Model Based Requirements Engineering  (4 days)

SysML Training Crash Course (4 days)

Requirements Engineering Workshop with Use Cases (3 days)

 For more information, questions, comments, contact us.

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