PHOENIX. Siemens PLM Software in Plano, Texas, has extended its portfolio for model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to enable multi-domain engineering as a key component of systems-driven product development, and partnered with Obeo in France to expand support for open standards and open source software. The new partnership with Obeo open-source modeling solutions enriches Siemens’ digitalization portfolio – including Teamcenter, Simcenter, Capital, NX, and Polarion software – and creates a multi-domain digital twin.
The news was announced today at Siemens PLM Connection Americas in Phoenix, Arizona.
Obeo customizable modeling solutions complement Siemens’ multi-domain engineering capability by providing highly flexible modeling solutions, engineering methodologies, and industry-specific process templates, officials say. These offerings provide the flexibility to either use standard modeling languages, such as System Modeling Language (SysML) or Capella, or to apply their own process methodology. Providing cross-discipline integration across the product architecture helps connect the digital twin in a unique way, creating a multi-domain digital twin by enabling systems engineering across the entire product life cycle.
“With this partnership, Obeo brings users of Siemens PLM Software the benefits of closed-loop model integration between product architecture and downstream engineering,” explains Etienne Juliot, vice-president and cofounder of Obeo. “Managing the system, software and hardware architecture characteristics in an integrated repository that is ‘single source of truth’ uniquely enables a digital thread across the digital twins, and therefore the best way to find an optimal trade-off between reliability, cost, and performance to master multi-domain system development.”
Through systems-driven product development solutions, Siemens offers the capability to provide a clear step beyond existing point-to-point software integrations. The combined solution, underpinned by the collaboration platform Active Workspace for Teamcenter, can be used to optimize designs for cost, performance, and in-service maintenance, and to deliver continuous validation against requirements. The user experience is augmented by co-design aids, such as cross visualization and automatic object reconciliation between NX, Simcenter, and Capital, the integrated electric and electronic design and validation platform. The true integration of MBSE with the entire product lifecycle through Teamcenter helps enable a more efficient product journey from conceptualization to realization, to help customers realize innovation, officials add.
“Siemens’ System Driven Product Development solutions are unique to the market in the way that we are able to integrate MBSE throughout the entire product life cycle with Teamcenter,” says Siemens PLM Software CEO Tony Hemmelgarn. “Siemens’ longstanding culture of openness resonates well with Obeo’s mission to provide open software solutions to create and transform complex systems, leveraging open source technologies such as Sirius, Acceleo, and Capella. Together, we look to help further our customers’ goal to implement innovative and flexible modeling solutions, combining the value of open source and the reliability of established software providers.”
Integrated with Teamcenter, the combination of NX CAD, Simcenter for mechatronic systems simulation, and Polarion for embedded software development enables systems engineering across all major engineering domains. Such systems engineering workflows were recently extended into the domains of electrical and electronic engineering, with the applications of Mentor Graphics.
The partnership with Obeo will help provide a seamless integration between Siemens’ MBSE solution and industry standards. The solution will deliver comprehensive requirements, including functional, logical, physical and flow, giving customers a rich, deep set of capabilities for MBSE to uniquely address and simplify the development of complex products.
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a global provider of software solutions to drive the digital transformation of industry, creating new opportunities for manufacturers to realize innovation. With headquarters in Plano, Texas, and over 140,000 customers worldwide, Siemens PLM Software works with companies of all sizes to transform the way ideas come to life, the way products are realized, and the way products and assets in operation are used and understood.