Enabling SMART Systems Engineering

PTC Windchill and SE Suite

The Systems Engineering Suite (SES) is a software framework enabling the realization of systems engineering based on reuse, and with a knowledge centric approach. The SES enables an organization to integrate the already existing tools (Capella, Microsoft Office, PTC Windchill, Siemens Teamcenter, IBM Rational DOORS, DS-Catia No Magic MagicDraw, etc.) within a powerful lifecycle management environment enabling technical management processes (Quality, Configuration management, Decision Support) as well as Verification, Validation and traceability. 

PTC Windchill and quality management

For quality management, the connector to PTC Windchill allows you to define, measure, improve and manage the quality of your requirements specifications within the systems engineering process. The REUSE Company offers a specialized version that works with PTC Windchill tool: RQA – QUALITY Studio for Windchill.

RQA – QUALITY Studio for Windchill tool uses a wide set of metrics to assess the quality of a requirements specification, mainly Correctness, Consistency and Completeness (CCC). While individual metrics are suitable to assess the correctness of a single requirement, global metrics can assess the consistency and correctness of a requirements’ set specification. The global metrics covered by RQA – QUALITY Studio for Windchill are coupling, inconsistency and missing requirements, and can be applied to any kind of requirements types, like for example, functional requirements.

PTC Windchill and requirements traceability

In the same way, the connector allows full traceability of requirements with the entire set of tools connected to the suite. It allows PTC Windchill users support for Product Line Engineering (PLE), VerificationValidation, Decision Management, Configuration Management, Reuse, and, finally, the integration of requirements engineering in a completely configurable life cycle.

RQA – QUALITY Studio for Windchill is fully integrated with Windchill Server version 10.8 (by PTC). RQA – QUALITY Studio for Windchill relies on PTC Windchill tool the storage and management of the requirements. RQA – QUALITY Studio for Windchill relies on PTC Windchill authentication system: every user in RQA – QUALITY Studio for Windchill can only work with projects, modules, and requirements through a valid access via PTC Windchill Server.

Take a look at the demonstration in the video: