MagicGrid is the bridge between the theory and practice, bringing three major MBSE components – method, language, and modeling tool – together.
The idea of developing a new method for MBSE emerged while working with organizations from various industry sectors, such as defense, automotive, aerospace, and healthcare, to name a few. They needed an unambiguous approach for developing system models using SysML, the critical enabler for MBSE, as defined by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). However, quite a few methods for MBSE were available in the market at that time, and the existing ones were too abstract for solving a real-world problem. The practice also revealed that every industry and every customer has their own specifics, and cannot use the standard method without applying any modifications or extensions to it.
The MagicGrid framework has evolved by summarizing the experience of numerous MBSE adoption projects, as a foundation
and collection of best practices that can be modified or extended to support specific customer needs.
The framework is completely applicable in practice for the following reasons:
- It is fully compatible with “vanilla” SysML. No extensions for SysML are required.
- It clearly defines the modeling process, which is based on the best practices of the systems engineering process.
- It is tool-independent, as long as that tool supports SysML