Aras Introduces Platform-based Systems Engineering Framework

WASHINGTON, DC, July 17, 2018 – Aras, the leader in open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise,introduced a platform-based systems engineering framework to anchor mainstream engineering early in development and persist across the product lifecycle. By incorporating systems engineering concepts into the Aras PLM Platform, cross-discipline engineering teams can collaborate using a shared systems engineering context while maintaining control over traceability, configuration management, and engineering change.

Begin Early Systems Engineering

Traditionally, early functional and logical breakdown of a system has been done using spreadsheets, Visio diagrams, or PowerPoint slides. Aras introduces a way of replacing these documents with simplified configuration controlled data models that can subsequently be used to initiate detailed SysML models. This provides mainstream engineers with early access to a systems engineering view, enhancing collaboration in the design process.

At INCOSE 2018, Aras demonstrates its platform-based approach to creating a systems engineering framework, including integration with SysML models. Aras’ innovative approach empowers teams to:

  • Begin cross-discipline collaboration early in development
  • Maintain traceability from the systems view to product configuration and engineering changes
  • Re-use design blocks e.g., existing certified subsystems, requirements from system libraries
  • Integrate with sophisticated SysML-based tools such as IBM Rhapsody and No MagicDraw
  • Perform trade studies by accessing reusable, approved parts, from within SysML

According to Pawel Chadzynski, senior director of product management at Aras, “This new approach breaks down the barriers between systems engineers and engineers in other disciplines by creating a digital thread that connects all design activities.”

About Aras

Aras enables the world’s leading manufacturers of complex, connected products to transform their product lifecycle processes and gain a competitive edge. Aras’ open, flexible, scalable, and upgradable PLM platform and applications connect users in all disciplines and functions to critical product information and processes across the extended enterprise. Aras customers include Airbus, BAE Systems, GE, GM, Hitachi, Honda, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and Microsoft.


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