Systems Architecture

From aircrafts to cars, industrial machinery, ships, and white goods, the complexity of the products and of the systems that keep them running is steadily increasing. How do you manage this complexity while delivering your products on time? CATIA enables you to model and compose complex products, while defining and executing their driving systems.

Fully integrated systems architecture, modeling and simulation solution

Systems engineering of complex products is by its very nature, a collaborative multi-disciplinary and iterative process. These products, and their associated systems and sub-systems, are characterized by the high level of interaction that takes place between a large numbers of different embedded systems and the physical hardware with which they interact. Today, it is common practice to use many different models to define the system architecture and simulate the behavior of these complex systems and products.  The challenge with this approach is that these models rarely interoperate with one another and do not exist in an aggregated environment for a ‘whole-system’ view or simulation of the complete product. 

The Dassault Systèmes Systems Engineering solution provides a fully integrated system architecture definition, modeling and simulation environment built on an open and extensible platform.  This approach delivers unique model-based and platform-based systems engineering support. Model-based systems engineering is enabled through a rich data model that enables the definition and management of the relationships between; requirements, the functional system architecture, the 2D & 3D Logical representation of this architecture,  and the physical representation and instantiations of the architecture in a given product or platform – including hardware and embedded software.  Platform-based systems engineering support is enabled through a rich and extensible data model and collaborative system engineering business process support environment that provides full requirements, product, program, project, and configuration lifecycle management capabilities.

Key Features:

  • Accurate traceability from initial product requirements through to detailed design and implementation
  • Search and navigate the relationships between product requirement, functional & logical system architecture definition, and the physical instantiation of the architecture – whether in a 3D virtual product mockup or as embedded software modules
  • Easy communication and model exchange between different teams working on the same project
  • Virtually simulate and validate the dynamic behavior of global and complex systems