MapleMBSE – MBSE Made Easier – Maplesoft

MBSE Made Easier

MapleMBSE is an Excel-based tool that makes systems engineering easier

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MapleMBSE is an Excel-based tool that enables companies to employ a model-based systems engineering (MBSE) approach to their design projects without requiring every engineer on the project to be an expert in complex MBSE tools.

MapleMBSE lets you take advantage of a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach without requiring every engineer on the project to be an expert in complex MBSE tools. With more people feeding into the process, you can create, maintain, and validate your systems models more efficiently and with fewer errors, allowing you to close the gap between systems engineering and model-based design.

In the world of model-based systems engineering, specialized tools help define the goals for a system or product in terms of its structure, behaviors, requirements, and parametric constraints. These are used to guide the design and operation of the product throughout its life cycle. Most design engineers and other stakeholders don't have the training needed to use these complex tools, but their input into the systems engineering process remains vital. MapleMBSE makes engagement with the process accessible to all stakeholders, providing streamlined interfaces for each task in your MBSE project. By broadening access to the process through an easy two-way connection to MBSE tools, you can work faster, reduce errors, and ensure a group-wide collaboration on your system-design projects.

  • Intuitive, Excel®-based interface for easily entering system definitions without having to go through your MBSE tool

  • Automatic population of information into your MBSE tool, translating the engineer's inputs into system structures, behaviors, requirements, and constraints

  • Integration with standard SysML-based MBSE platforms such as IBM® Rational® Rhapsody® and Teamwork Cloud from No Magic. MapleMBSE can seamlessly access models by MagicDraw® and Cameo® Systems Modeler through Teamwork Cloud.

  • Rapid impact analysis of design changes to test for conflicting requirements, all from within the intuitive MapleMBSE environment

  • Optimized tool views for common MBSE tasks
    • Impact analysis
    • FMEA
    • Trade-off studies
    • Design structure matrix

  • Designed to reduce many common errors that occur when using MBSE tools directly

  • Customized implementations provided by Maplesoft Engineering Solutions experts to ensure that MapleMBSE is tailored to your exact MBSE process

A Spreadsheet Tool that Delivers the Features You Expect

MapleMBSE gives you the spreadsheet features missing from your primary SE tool.

Full-Featured Spreadsheet User Interface

  • Flexible cut & paste with all style and value conversions
  • Full range of formatting options
  • Data validation and duplicate detection
  • Excel-based formula capabilities

Go Further with MapleMBSE Spreadsheets

  • Edit almost all of your SysML model, not just dependencies
  • Use bidirectional Query Path Expression (QPE) language to flexibly query model elements
  • Easily filter model elements
  • Simply add new rows or columns to create new model elements

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Why Choose MapleMBSE for your Next Project?

Here are just some of the ways that MapleMBSE streamlines the management of project requirements.

Easy-to-use Excel-based UI for Systems Engineering

MapleMBSE gives you an intuitive, Excel®-based interface for easily entering system definitions without having to be an expert in your company’s MBSE tool.

  • Task-specific views for requirements list, functional requirements matrix, use cases, and more
  • Easily work with your model by using familiar Excel features such as hiding columns, sorting lists, and autofill
  • MapleMBSE is automatically populated with all of the relevant information from the SysML model
  • All changes made within MapleMBSE are automatically synchronized with your primary systems engineering tool


Allows all stakeholders to contribute to the Systems Engineering process

With MapleMBSE, you don’t need to be a systems engineering expert to contribute to the process. Task-specific views are excel-based and show each stakeholder only what they need to see.

  • Stakeholders using MapleMBSE only see the information relative to their task, reducing clutter and making engagement easier
  • Get buy-in easier with an Excel-based interface already familiar to virtually every stakeholder
  • Tasks can be completed entirely within MapleMBSE, removing the need for stakeholders to use their primary MBSE tool
  • A live connection to your primary SE tool allows systems engineers to easily collaborate with other stakeholders


Simplifies information-entry, reducing risk of errors

MapleMBSE allows you to use natural language and numerical inputs to reduce errors associated with the complex entry mechanisms of MBSE tools.

  • Stakeholders can work using a simplified Excel-based interface that automatically detects certain errors
  • Use Excel features like autofill, spellcheck, and equation checking to ensure simple errors are prevented
  • Users can lock model elements to prevent further changes, and locks are synchronized between MapleMBSE and your primary tool
  • Automatic detection of duplicates to reduce the risk of simple errors propagating in your model definitions


Offers rapid customization of model views and data integration

Because every systems engineering project is different, MapleMBSE allows you to provide customized model views that best suit the task at hand.

  • Standard task views can be fully customized to suit your organization’s practices
  • Using SysML, systems engineers can create custom model views for each stakeholder within their organization
  • Customized model views are automatically synchronized with your primary SE tool
  • Maplesoft Engineering Solutions provides consultation and services to create custom deployments of MapleMBSE


MapleMBSE: By the Numbers

At Nissan

As part of their efforts to improve their systems engineering processes, Nissan worked with Maplesoft Engineering Solutions on a MapleMBSE implementation. Using MapleMBSE resulted in higher productivity across a range of activities compared to performing the same tasks using a standard MBSE tool directly.

The engineers at Nissan performed their tasks 4 times faster with MapleMBSE.

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In the Research

The benefits of using MapleMBSE have also been demonstrated by researchers. Using MapleMBSE resulted in higher productivity and fewer errors compared to performing the same tasks using a standard MBSE tool directly. In addition, when errors were made, they were simple errors, such as spelling mistakes, which are much easier to identify and correct.

Researchers observed a 4-fold reduction in errors and the elimination of complex errors with the use of MapleMBSE.

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