SysML is an enabling technology for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).
SysML supports the specification, analysis, design, verification, and validation of a broad range of systems and systems-of-systems. These systems may include hardware, software, information, processes, personnel and facilities.
Analysts in this sector believe SysML expresses systems engineering semantics (interpretations of notations) better than UML. It reduces UML’s software bias and adds two new diagram types for requirements management and performance analysis: Requirement diagrams and Parametric diagrams, respectively.
SysML is smaller and easier to learn than UML
Additionally, SysML gives you common rules, elements, and relationships to use to model your system. SysML are rules for drawing diagrams that help you communicate structure and behavior better than alternatives such as textual descriptions or naive block diagrams or traditional flow charts.
A useful starting point is with traditional flowcharts. SysML has a set of rules for Activity Diagrams. These are basically flowcharts that have benefits such as:
- Improved readability
- Improved express-ability
- Formalized so users can be more certain about meaning
Also, SysML maintains consistency across all the views. The advantage of a modeling tool over these presentation or drawing tools is the model itself. If element names or relationships change over time, those changes are automatically propagated to all system views.
Want to learn more? Tonex offers SysML Training, a 3-day course that provides participants with technical details of SysML as a systems engineering modeling language. The syntax of SysML is covered and each concept is explained through a number of hands-on practical application workshops and a complete SysML v1.3 Reference Guide.
Tonex also offers another 20 courses in MBSE Training, including:
MBSE Fundamentals for DoD (3 days)
Hands-On MBSE Training (3 days)
MBSE Training Crash Course (4 days)
Model Based Testing Training Workshop (3 days)
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