Broadcast date: December 20th, 2021

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Welcome to the 20th door of our MBSE Podcast Advent calendar. Today, we take a look at non-SysML views. 

SysML defines 9 different diagram types, such as the use case diagram, the block definition diagram, and so on. Additionally, tables and matrix views are defined. Other views are perfectly possible, even if they are not covered by the standard. Let’s have a look at some of them.

The Relation Map Diagram is a special diagram of the Cameo Systems Modeler. Starting from one element, a tree is spanned based on defined relationships. In this example, all elements that are in the namespace of the previous node are shown. It shows all use cases in the selected package and then all contained use case activities.

Relation Map Diagram

The classic is, of course, Excel. Some modeling tools offer directly out-of-the-box exporting model elements to Excel. Some can also make the return trip and import Excel data into the model.

Excel export TMPCT Use Cases

Needless to say that you can also generate text documents from models. The text document is another special view of the model.

Other interesting views are dynamic diagrams such as those offered by the graph database neo4j. The Syndeia tool from intercax can export SysML models to neo4j. There, the model can then be viewed in the dynamic graph diagrams, for example, to identify patterns and derive insights.

So much for the 20th door of our MBSE Podcast Advent Calendar. We wish you a great 20th of December.

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