Capella in action (4d) – **Remote** (English!)

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Systems engineers have been making use of modeling techniques for a long time. Based on both Functional Analysis and the SysML language, Arcadia (Architecture Analysis and Design Integrated Approach) is a model-based engineering method aimed at defining and validating the architecture of complex systems. After having tested the method internally, and developed an accompanying workbench, Thales has decided to make it public through the Capella tool (inside the Eclipse community).

This in-depth practical training will enable you to discover the ins and outs of the Arcadia (Architecture Analysis and Design Integrated Approach) method and its associated modeling language. We will mostly focus on the benefits of a workbench adapted to the method, through a complete case study performed with the open source Capella tool. A language, an approach, a tool: these are the three pillars needed for the success of the Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).

Duration:

4 days: 8 sessions of 3.5h (9:30-13:00; 14:00-17:30 GMT+2)
from December 15 morning to December 18 afternoon
Bonus: 1 hour private eCoaching with the trainer to discuss questions coming up after the training!

Audience:

Project managers, architects, system engineers,
wishing to learn how to use efficiently the Capella tool

Prerequisite:

Experience in System Engineering

Teaching Method:

Theoretical presentation with examples (20%)
Complete Case Study realized with Capella (80%)

 

Program:

Introduction
Reminders on Systems Engineering
What is a Model?
MBSE

Arcadia/Capella Principles
Arcadia 5 Architecture Levels
Main Concepts and Diagrams
Main Tool Features

Arcadia/Capella in Action 
Case Study Presentation
Operational Analysis
Case Study #1 with Capella
    OAIB, OAB, OEBD, etc

System Analysis
Case Study #2 with Capella
    SAB, SDFB, SFCD, SFBD, etc


Case Study #3 with Capella
    SES, SMCB, SMSM, SCDB, etc

Logical Architecture
Case Study #4 with Capella
    LAB, LES, LMSM, etc.
    System-Subsystem Transition

Physical Architecture
Case Study #5 with Capella
    PAB, PDFB, PFCD, etc
Complements (add-ons, etc.)

Conclusion
Summary
Implementation tips

 

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15 Dec 2020

Next Public Capella Training Session in English

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The next ‘Capella in Action‘ public training session in English 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! 🙂

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Capella in action (3,5d) – **Remote** (English!)

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Systems engineers have been making use of modeling techniques for a long time. Based on both Functional Analysis and the SysML language, Arcadia (Architecture Analysis and Design Integrated Approach) is a model-based engineering method aimed at defining and validating the architecture of complex systems. After having tested the method internally, and developed an accompanying workbench, Thales has decided to make it public through the Capella tool (inside the Eclipse community).

This in-depth practical training will enable you to discover the ins and outs of the Arcadia (Architecture Analysis and Design Integrated Approach) method and its associated modeling language. We will mostly focus on the benefits of a workbench adapted to the method, through a complete case study performed with the open source Capella tool. A language, an approach, a tool: these are the three pillars needed for the success of the Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).

Duration:

3.5 days: 7 sessions of 3.5h (9:30-13:00; 14:00-17:30 GMT+2)
from August 18 morning to August 21 morning 
Bonus: 1 hour private eCoaching with the trainer to discuss questions coming up after the training!

Audience:

Project managers, architects, system engineers,
wishing to learn how to use efficiently the Capella tool

Prerequisite:

Experience in System Engineering

Teaching Method:

Theoretical presentation with examples (20%)
Complete Case Study realized with Capella (80%)

 

Program:

Introduction
Reminders on Systems Engineering
What is a Model?
MBSE

Arcadia/Capella Principles
Arcadia 5 Architecture Levels
Main Concepts and Diagrams
Main Tool Features

Arcadia/Capella in Action 
Case Study Presentation
Operational Analysis
Case Study #1 with Capella
    OAIB, OAB, OEBD, etc

System Analysis
Case Study #2 with Capella
    SAB, SDFB, SFCD, SFBD, etc


Case Study #3 with Capella
    SES, SMCB, SMSM, SCDB, etc

Logical Architecture
Case Study #4 with Capella
    LAB, LES, LMSM, etc.
    System-Subsystem Transition

Physical Architecture
Case Study #5 with Capella
    PAB, PDFB, PFCD, etc
Complements (add-ons, etc.)

Conclusion
Summary
Implementation tips

 

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18 Aug 2020

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.

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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!



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MBSE with Arcadia (1 day) – Remote!

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Systems engineers have been making use of modeling techniques for a long time. Based on both Functional Analysis and the SysML language, Arcadia (Architecture Analysis and Design Integrated Approach) is a Model Based Systems Engineering method aimed at defining and validating the architecture of complex systems. After having tested the method internally, and developed an accompanying workbench, Thales has decided to make it public, through the open-source Capella tool (inside the Eclipse community).

This introductory training will enable you to discover the ins and outs of the Arcadia method and its specific modeling language. We will also focus on the benefits of a workbench adapted to the method, through examples and demonstrations of the associated Capella tool. A language, an approach, a tool: these are the three pillars needed for the success of the Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).

Duration:

1 day: 9:00-12:30 CEST; 14:00-17:30 CEST

Audience:

Project managers, architects, system engineers,
wishing to discover Model Based Systems Engineering
through the Arcadia method and the Capella tool

Prerequisite:

None

Teaching Method:

Theoretical presentation with examples
Capella tool demonstrations by the teacher

 

Program:

Introduction
System and SE
What is a Model?
MBSE

Arcadia Principles
Overview
Operational Analysis
System Analysis
Logical Architecture
Physical Architecture
Complements

Capella by Example
Tool Features
Operational Analysis
Capella Illustration
System Analysis
Capella Illustration
Logical Architecture
Capella Illustration
Physical Architecture
Viewpoints
Capella Illustration

Conclusion
Arcadia Summary
Capella Highlights
Capella Ecosystem
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20 May 2020

MBSE with Arcadia (1 day) – Remote!

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Systems engineers have been making use of modeling techniques for a long time. Based on both Functional Analysis and the SysML language, Arcadia (Architecture Analysis and Design Integrated Approach) is a Model Based Systems Engineering method aimed at defining and validating the architecture of complex systems. After having tested the method internally, and developed an accompanying workbench, Thales has decided to make it public, through the open-source Capella tool (inside the Eclipse community).

This introductory training will enable you to discover the ins and outs of the Arcadia method and its specific modeling language. We will also focus on the benefits of a workbench adapted to the method, through examples and demonstrations of the associated Capella tool. A language, an approach, a tool: these are the three pillars needed for the success of the Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).

Duration:

1 day: 9:00-12:30 CEST; 14:00-17:30 CEST

Audience:

Project managers, architects, system engineers,
wishing to discover Model Based Systems Engineering
through the Arcadia method and the Capella tool

Prerequisite:

None

Teaching Method:

Theoretical presentation with examples
Capella tool demonstrations by the teacher

 

Program:

Introduction
System and SE
What is a Model?
MBSE

Arcadia Principles
Overview
Operational Analysis
System Analysis
Logical Architecture
Physical Architecture
Complements

Capella by Example
Tool Features
Operational Analysis
Capella Illustration
System Analysis
Capella Illustration
Logical Architecture
Capella Illustration
Physical Architecture
Viewpoints
Capella Illustration

Conclusion
Arcadia Summary
Capella Highlights
Capella Ecosystem
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30 Apr 2020

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:

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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!

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Update of the Clock Radio Capella Model (start)

During my SysML trainings, I have been using for several years now a simple example of a system: the Clock Radio. This is even the main example of my SysML introductory book in French, published by Eyrolles in 2013.

As part of the Clarity project, it seemed natural to do the same exercise with Capella using the Arcadia approach and concepts. I published in 2015 a first version of the model (with Capella 1.0) where I concentrated on the System Analysis level, trying to illustrate the main types of diagrams, but also ensuring the traceability with the operational need expressed in Operational Analysis. Then a second version of the model, with the Logical Architecture level. And finally a third version of the model with the Physical Architecture level and a small example of Viewpoint: Basic Price.

It was high time to update this model, trying to illustrate the new features provided by Capella 1.2.1 and now Capella 1.3.

The first version of the new model is downloadable here. It mainly contains the System Analysis level, because the operational need is very simple 😉 You will find examples of SMCB, SAB, SCDB, SES, SMSM, with several variations of each.

The progressive construction of the model is presented in a small explanatory document. The model and its companion document will be progressively completed with a Logical Architecture level, a Physical Architecture level, then the use of the Requirements add-on and of Property Values ​​…

An example of Exchange Scenario Diagram that was not possible before Capella 1.2.1 is given below. This is a scenario showing how two instances of the same User actor can interact with the Clock Radio.

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25 Jan 2019