MapleMBSE – MBSE Made Easier – Maplesoft

MBSE Made Easier

MapleMBSE is an Excel-based tool that makes systems engineering easier

MapleMBSE


MapleMBSE is an Excel-based tool that enables companies to employ a model-based systems engineering (MBSE) approach to their design projects without requiring every engineer on the project to be an expert in complex MBSE tools.

MapleMBSE lets you take advantage of a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach without requiring every engineer on the project to be an expert in complex MBSE tools. With more people feeding into the process, you can create, maintain, and validate your systems models more efficiently and with fewer errors, allowing you to close the gap between systems engineering and model-based design.

In the world of model-based systems engineering, specialized tools help define the goals for a system or product in terms of its structure, behaviors, requirements, and parametric constraints. These are used to guide the design and operation of the product throughout its life cycle. Most design engineers and other stakeholders don't have the training needed to use these complex tools, but their input into the systems engineering process remains vital. MapleMBSE makes engagement with the process accessible to all stakeholders, providing streamlined interfaces for each task in your MBSE project. By broadening access to the process through an easy two-way connection to MBSE tools, you can work faster, reduce errors, and ensure a group-wide collaboration on your system-design projects.

  • Intuitive, Excel®-based interface for easily entering system definitions without having to go through your MBSE tool

  • Automatic population of information into your MBSE tool, translating the engineer's inputs into system structures, behaviors, requirements, and constraints

  • Integration with standard SysML-based MBSE platforms such as IBM® Rational® Rhapsody® and Teamwork Cloud from No Magic. MapleMBSE can seamlessly access models by MagicDraw® and Cameo® Systems Modeler through Teamwork Cloud.

  • Rapid impact analysis of design changes to test for conflicting requirements, all from within the intuitive MapleMBSE environment

  • Optimized tool views for common MBSE tasks
    • Impact analysis
    • FMEA
    • Trade-off studies
    • Design structure matrix

  • Designed to reduce many common errors that occur when using MBSE tools directly

  • Customized implementations provided by Maplesoft Engineering Solutions experts to ensure that MapleMBSE is tailored to your exact MBSE process

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Why Choose MapleMBSE for your Next Project?

Here are just some of the ways that MapleMBSE streamlines the management of project requirements.

Broaden Engagement with the SE Process

Give all of your stakeholders an Excel-based interface to your MBSE project definition.

Reduce Errors and Costs

Use natural language and numerical inputs to reduce errors associated with the complex entry mechanisms of MBSE tools.

Ramp Up, Right Away

Reduce ramp-up time by giving stakeholders an interface they're already proficient with.

Flexible Integration

Give stakeholders a practical tool that also satisfies management's need for a PLM-integrated solution.


MapleMBSE is a simple, intuitive tool for better managing systems engineering information across all disciplines.

MapleMBSE: By the Numbers

At Nissan

As part of their efforts to improve their systems engineering processes, Nissan worked with Maplesoft Engineering Solutions on a MapleMBSE implementation. Using MapleMBSE resulted in higher productivity across a range of activities compared to performing the same tasks using a standard MBSE tool directly.


The engineers at Nissan performed their tasks 4 times faster with MapleMBSE.

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In the Research

The benefits of using MapleMBSE have also been demonstrated by researchers. Using MapleMBSE resulted in higher productivity and fewer errors compared to performing the same tasks using a standard MBSE tool directly. In addition, when errors were made, they were simple errors, such as spelling mistakes, which are much easier to identify and correct.

Researchers observed a 4-fold reduction in errors and the elimination of complex errors with the use of MapleMBSE.

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