SES ENGINEERING Studio
A smarter way to digitalize your engineering
Taming Heterogenous Ecosystems of SE Tools
SES ENGINEERING Studio is a Software Tool designed to orchestrate your needs when developing all kinds of systems (hardware, hybrid, software). It allows interoperability between an unlimited number of existing Systems Engineering Tools (Requirements Mgmt., MBSE tools, Simulation Tools, Risks Mgmt., RAMS Mgmt., MS Office, etc.).
You can edit your requirements from IBM DOORS, change your models in Dassault Systèmes CAMEO, generate models in Capella from requirements in Siemens Teamcenter or Microsoft Word.
Test yourself! If you answer YES to at least one of the following questions, we have the solution for you:
Do you have to deal with a large and heterogeneous ecosystem of Systems Engineering SW Tools for developing your products?
Would you like to smoothly reuse and evolve the skills and experience of your engineers avoiding huge tool investments?
Would you like to manage the lifecycle of your product/project by “work-flowing” the already existing SE tools?
Would you like to provide Technical management support (quality, CM, Traceability, V&V, etc.) to outputs (requirements, Models, manuals, test cases, etc.) of your SE Tools Ecosystem?
Would you like your ecosystem of SE Tools to be transformed in a Smart Systems Engineering framework? (PLM + Authoring + Ontologies + AI, etc.)
Central Repository for Managing Configurations, Versions, Traces, Quality etc.
Your SE Tools take care of their own information. However, if you want to define versions, traceability, configurations (of the outputs of your different SE tools), SES ENGINEERING Studio manages this information in its central repository.
Interoperability within the Ecosystem of SE Tools
Usually, every SE Tool is the expert in managing the information it has been designed to work with. For example, a Requirements Management System (RMS) is the best to manage requirements. But, when you want to transform or operate with the work-products of a SE Tool to produce, affect or connect with the work-products of another tool, real interoperability problems arise.
SES ENGINEERING Studio offers you a framework for defining your own interoperability transformations, tailored to your own needs.
Do you want to generate test cases from requirements? Would you like to connect models with functions in Microsoft Excel for simulation purposes? Would you like to automatically discover traces between the customer documents and the user manuals of your products? All those challenges and many more can be defined and configured in SES ENGINEERING Studio.
Reusing Skills and Capabilities
By enabling the organization and structure of the SE Tools ecosystem within an organization into a Lifecycle manager, you will be able to REUSE knowledge skills and company investments.
By integrating the SE Tools into modern product development capabilities, your company will make more efficient use of the tools.
Evolving SE tools and skills when it is necessary and in a smooth way
You can smoothly plan the replacement of a SE Tool by a more modern or adaptable one WITHOUT losing the information produced and allowing maturity grow with NO huge investments.
Creating Lifecycle Templates
According to the ISO 15288 Standard, a specific Lifecycle Management process must be considered when developing a project. SES ENGINEERING Studio has been designed to enable the creation and instantiation of lifecycle templates. Using a template, you can organize the knowledge your company has about the different stages and dependencies all engineers need to follow for assuring a successful product development.
A Template uses only connectors/connections to SE Tools, dependencies between them, folders to organize them and Decision gates to manage the flow between them.
Managing Projects using a Workflow of SE Tool Outputs
By Instantiating templates, the corresponding engineering team can define the actual project structure to be followed reusing previous experiences. It is a good example of KNOWLEDGE REUSE.
Once in a project, the project manager can follow the evolution of the situation by controlling progress, quality situation, V&V situation, Traceability situation, and Calendar / Effort / Resources situation.
On the other hand, the project engineers can follow the availability guidance provided by the predefined workflow (for example, you can work on System Requirements and functional Architecture in parallel but not defining the detailed design of the engine until having passed a decision gate). These engineers can work on the real engineering items (requirements, models etc.) and provide the means to calculate quality, versions etc.
Automating and digitalizing decision gates evidence
Every decision gate can be assigned a verification action, where the engineers can manage the necessary evidence in a digital way to make a decision (for example the answers for a check list). The verification action can also be configured to perform an automatic calculation of the evidence and can suggest an automatic proposal for a result (the computer can suggest NOT to accept the evidence as valid)
Integrating Quality, V&V, Traceability, Authoring, CM and Risk Management
SES ENGINEERING Studio has been designed to include all the existing technical management SE Tools already commercialized by The REUSE Company. Therefore, the former RQA – QUALITY Studio, V&V Studio, RAT – AUTHORING Tool, and TRACEABILITY Studio, together with the Configuration management, Risk management, Decision management (v22.2 and above), Information management (v22.2 and above), and Knowledge management (v22.2 and above), form now the CORE of the SES ENGINEERING Studio functionalities.
Transforming your Systems Engineering Tools Ecosystem into a Professional System Lifecycle Management Framework
By offering full connectivity (managing source content from the SES ENGINEERING Studio, minimizing the impact of a particular SE Tool in the system lifecycle, allowing interoperability between tools, providing a system lifecycle workflow on top of different tools), your SE Tools ecosystem will be REUSED and transformed into a professional System Lifecycle Management environment.
In some cases (Desktop Software applications) SES ENGINEERING Studio can be included inside a particular SE Tool (Microsoft Office, Capella (v21.2 and above), CAMEO (v21.2 and above), etc. and provide all SE capabilities from inside.
Artificial Intelligence and Ontologies
SES ENGINEERING Studio relies on the experience of The REUSE Company working with Artificial Intelligence and Ontologies. By using machine strength, the engineers receive support to decision, to smart authoring, to automatic quality judgement, to traceability suggestions or even V&V proposals.
Powerful Engineering Environment
Complex and Complicated projects need proper environments to work in. An engineer has so many processes to take care of at the same time, so many dependencies, so many trace links, so many decisions, and so little help. SES ENGINEERING Studio allows engineers to organize their digital environments as they wish. Do you need 2 monitors? 3 monitors? even more? No problem. You take care of the number of monitors you wish, and SES ENGINEERING Studio will fill them all with connected windows. You change something, the rest of the windows will automatically be updated with the modified information.