ARTiSAN Software Supports SysML Standard

ARTiSAN Software Tools, a global leader for UML 2.0 and SysML-based real-time systems and software modelling tools, has warmly welcomed the standardisation of SysML following its adoption by The Object Management Group (OMG) on 6th July 2006.

“ARTiSAN firmly believes that standards are fundamental to the sustainability and continuing evolution of the embedded systems design industry,” said Jeremy Goulding, President and CEO of ARTiSAN Software Tools. “We have been vigorous in propagating SysML as the standard for system engineers, so we are extremely enthusiastic about its adoption by the OMG. Having been extensively involved in the definition of the SysML architecture, we are ensuring that ARTiSAN Studio is fully compliant with the SysML standard and continues to provide leading-edge tool support for systems engineers wanting to use UML/SysML techniques for complex systems design. ARTiSAN Studio 6.1, which is about to start shipping, includes extensive support for SysML including requirements modelling.”

SysML is a general-purpose graphical modelling language for specifying, analysing, designing, and verifying complex systems that may include hardware, software, information, personnel, procedures, and facilities.

The OMG and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) collaborated on the UML for Systems Engineering standardisation process to extend UML to support the needs of the systems engineering community. The resulting SysML specification represents a subset of UML 2.0 with extensions needed to satisfy the requirements of systems engineers. The language provides graphical representations with a semantic foundation for modelling system requirements, behaviour, and structure, and supports integration with a broad range of engineering analysis. In addition to leveraging the Model Driven Architecture and the Unified Modeling Language, the SysML standard uses the OMG’s XML Metadata Interchange (XMI) to exchange modelling data between tools, and is also intended to be compatible with the evolving ISO 10303-233 systems engineering data interchange standard.

About ARTiSAN Software Tools
ARTiSAN Software Tools is the leading supplier of collaborative modelling tools for requirements analysis, specification, design and development of complex applications. The company provides standards-based, multi-user tool support from architectural frameworks through systems design to software implementation. ARTiSAN offers products, services and a process for systems and software modelling to accelerate the development of next-generation real-time systems while ensuring that they always meet requirements. ARTiSAN enables engineering teams to visualise, design and validate systems before building them, and simplifies implementation with code generation and software reuse. Winner of the 2005 SD Times 100 award in the Modeling category for bringing UML and SysML to real-time embedded systems, ARTiSAN offers the most advanced tools for complex applications development. Founded in March 1997, ARTiSAN is privately held with headquarters in Cheltenham, United Kingdom. The company has regional sales offices and distributors throughout the world. For more information, call +44 (0)1242 229300 internationally, or 1(888)511-7975 from the US.