Dassault’s MBSE Cyber Experience Symposium was a four-day event held outside of Allen, TX, primarily for the user base of the company’s CATIA Magic sub-brand. For those not familiar with the CATIA Magic naming, this includes the products of the acquired No Magic company such as Cameo, Magic Draw, etc. As with many user-centric conferences, the event started and ended with dedicated training tracks, and filled the middle two days with 1-2 hour sessions and panels covering the gamut of uses for the CATIA Magic tools.
Multiple sessions centered on the architecture modeling capabilities of CATIA Magic System of Systems Architect, but most sessions covered two main topics: Systems Modeling, using SysML, and Systems Simulation, via intrinsic CATIA Magic tools and by tying the MBSE model to other simulation tools such as DYMOLA or non-Dassault simulation tools via the FMU standard.
The topics of PLE (Product Line Engineering) and Digital Thread popped up across multiple sessions and through the presentations of vendors such as BigLever (PLE) and Intercax (Digital Thread). Razorleaf’s Jonathan Scott presented on the PLE topic and discussed integrating MBSE and PLM tools to support Engineer-to-Order (ETO) processes.
For one of the early events returning to an in-person model after COVID-19 restrictions, the event was very well attended. Dassault took advantage of an eager audience to share their view of how MBSE fits into their flagship 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Government and commercial participants alike were anxious to discuss MBSE and its role in the transformation to Digital Engineering.