New videos on the PRFC YouTube channel!!

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The PRFC YouTube channel on MBSE has been in existence for 18 months now …

We now have nearly 300 subscribers, but more important a dozen videos (in French and in English), with more than 10,000 views, and 675 hours of viewing 😉

The most popular video is without context the one in French entitled: Introduction au MBSE avec Arcadia et Capella, with over 2250 views and 200 hours of viewing time.

A newer and more technical video in English: Blank Diagram Basics in Capella, still had over 1,400 views and 80 hours of viewing. And we’ve just added two new videos on the Scenario Diagram, one of the trickiest to master in all modeling tools, UML and SysML included:

These videos are all short extracts from recent remote training courses, and prefigure the library of e-learning modules that we are going to produce in the coming months. They will be supplemented with quizzes, resources, etc. which will be available to PRFC customers. In short, our ambition is to build a complete ‘blended-learning’ offer on MBSE around Arcadia / Capella next year …

Stay tuned and subscribe!


First “Capella in Action” public session for 2021 is full!

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The first public inter-company ‘Capella 5.0 in action‘ training in English is scheduled over 2 consecutive weeks: 2021 February 17-18, then  24-25.

Please note that this session is now complete

Another one will be scheduled soon… Stay tuned!

2020: Review of such a special year …

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Who would have believed it ? Some figures: 

  • 2018: 21 professional air trips, 87 nights at the hotel
  • 2019: 17 professional air trips, 57 nights at the hotel
  • 2020: 3 professional air trips, 7 nights at the hotel

We had to adapt to this health crisis which banned face-to-face training for 3/4 of the year, and it is probably not over …

From March, the entire PRFC offer gradually switched to ‘remote‘, with the discovery and then the appropriation of many tools such as the Zoom and Teams platforms, but also Socrative, Mentimeter, etc. And also the creation of a MBSE Youtube Channel!

And it works ! I who did not believe in it only 12 months ago, I led more than a dozen remote MBSE training courses, i.e. around 40 days, with very satisfied participants, including some in Sweden, Germany, and even in Australia!

And finally the connections at the airport, the evenings alone at the hotel, I don’t miss all that that much 😉 The planet seems to be quite okay too …

We will therefore continue to work remotely at the start of 2021, both for training activities, but also for consultancy.

And for the first quarter of 2021, we are going to innovate by proposing to split the inter-company training ‘Capella 5.0 in action‘ into 2 times 2 days over 2 consecutive weeks: February 17-18, then  24-25.

PRFC wishes you in any case a very happy new year 2021, with the realization of both your professional and personal aspirations…


Last 2020 Public Capella Training Session in English

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The last ‘Capella in Action‘ public training session in English for 2020 will take place from December 15 to 18: 8 sessions of 3.5 hours (9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. GMT; 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. GMT+2) from Tuesday to Friday, through the Zoom platform.

And for those who follow the PRFC YouTube Channel, we have added a new video about the Capella Blank Diagram basics… Do not hesitate to subscribe in order to be informed each time a new video is uploaded!

The first English Capella public session took place in August with 4 people from Sweden, Texas, and France. The feedback was very good! 🙂


Summer Remote Session of “Capella in Action”!

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If you don’t speak French, or do not want to travel to Toulouse ;-), but you still wish to get trained on Arcadia/Capella, a remote session in English is scheduled from August 18 to 21. It will consist of 7 sessions of 3,5 hours (9:30-13:00; 14:00 -17:30) from Tuesday to Friday morning, through the zoom platform. But take care, there are already only 2 places left …

We take this opportunity to offer a discounted summer rate: €1,990 instead of €2,390 for the complete training. Note: the second registrant from the same company benefits from an even lower price at €1,690 instead of €1,990.


Launch of the PRFC YouTube channel on MBSE!

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As noted in a previous post, PRFC switched its MBSE training offer into remote sessions throughout the confinement period and until summer.

To continue in this direction, next to videos in French, we have just published a first public video in English on the brand new PRFC YouTube channel:

This video (and future ones) is a short extract from a one-day training course, and prefigures the library of e-learning modules that we are going to produce.

They will be supplemented with quizzes, crosswords, etc. which will be available to PRFC customers.

In short, our ambition is to build a complete ‘blended-learning’ offer on MBSE around Arcadia / Capella and SysML in the coming months …

Stay tuned and subscribe!


MBSE ‘Remote’ Training Sessions in May

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As mentioned in a previous post, PRFC switches its MBSE Training offer to remote sessions throughout the confinement period and until the summer. Do not hesitate to contact us for any intra-company training quote.

For the month of May, we are organizing three one-day MBSE introductory sessions.

One of them will be conducted in English:

28 Apr 2020

MBSE remote Training with PRFC!

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In this period of confinement and teleworking, the training activity is still relevant, and even more so!

PRFC offers you to carry out remotely all the MBSE training courses corresponding to the new Training Offer for 2020.

For sessions without tool manipulation, arranged under the categories:

  • Seminar ‘Introduction’ in 1 day;
  • Workshop ‘Through practice’ in 2 days;

We will continue to offer them on an inter-company basis, thanks to platforms like zoom or Teams.

Thus, the inter-company session of April 21 concerning the one-day training: MBSE with Arcadia is maintained and will be moderated remotely by Pascal Roques (in French).

Another session will be conducted in English on April 30 by Pascal Roques.

For intra-company sessions, we also offer to carry them out remotely via your preferred platform. Regarding the longer training sessions with tools on Capella and SysML with EA or CSM, they will be run in smaller groups, to ensure sufficient interactivity when handling modeling tools.

Intra-company scheduling can also be much more flexible, since we will plan with you a number of 3.5-hour sessions, not necessarily consecutive, depending on the needs of each client and the requirements of the participants

Do not hesitate to contact us to define together the most suitable modern training solution possible!


PRFC Training Offer for 2020

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PRFC training offer is reorganizing for 2020!

We of course still offer trainings on MBSE (Model-Based Systems Engineering) around two main streams:

And we can organize training sessions either:

  • In-House on customer site, on demand, with possibility of customization;
  • In inter-companies in Toulouse and Paris, from the PRFC standard catalog;
  • Remotely, through platforms like zoom ou Teams.

Our new trainings are progressive, according to your objectives:

  • Seminar ‘Introduction’ in 1 day: presentation of MBSE with commented examples
  • Workshop ‘Through practice’ in 2 days: use of a modeling language on a paper case study
  • Hands-on workshop ‘In action with the tool …’ in 3 or 4 days: use of a modeling language on a case study with a modeling tool

The PRFC website will be progressively updated, with new training sheets, and we will soon be offering inter-company sessions in Toulouse and Paris!

In the meantime, here is already the declination of the offer on both streams:


Capella Day 2019 @Munich

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As previously announced, Capella Day 2019, organized by Obeo and Thales, took place in Munich on September 16, with more than 70 participants.

Capella Day Munich 2019

The day was very rich, as foreshadowed by the rich program, with both feedback from industry, and presentations on bridges or integrations with many other engineering tools.

I especially enjoyed the presentation of Stéphane Bonnet, the Thales Capella
expert , who tried to give in less than one hour the maximum of interesting information on the subject!

The basic concepts of Arcadia, then the relationship between model elements and requirements, and the consequences for the test activities, and finally a preview of the new Capella V1.4.

Then we had two very concrete feedback on the use of Capella at RATP and Framatome.

After that, the toolmakers started their round:

All these presentations have confirmed that the ecosystem around Capella is expanding, in a whole lot of different directions!

I especially enjoyed the session of the Chinese company Glaway, which I formed around two years ago in Nanjing, and which showed concrete results of simulation of Capella Data Flow diagrams (xDFB) and finite-state automata. They present the subject again in a format a little more fleshed out at the next Capella webinar tomorrow October 15!

The early simulation of models: this is a subject that has fascinated me since the beginning of my career at Verilog with the ASA tool (SADT + Automata) some thirty years ago …

14 Oct 2019