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COE members now have year-round access to first-rate, technical education through the COE Ask the Expert webinars. Webinars are scheduled twice monthly. Ask the Expert Webinars help users of Dassault Systèmes solutions stay up-to-date on key product changes, issues and solutions, while providing education and training on the latest technology developments.

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Model Based Systems Engineering with Dassault Systems DYMOLA

(Members: free. Non-Members: $150.00)

Presented by: Dean Baugus, Senior Business Development Manager

Shanaka Ranatunga, Technical Specialist

Gerardo Tamayo, Brake Design Engineer

Thursday, January 23, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT


Dean Baugus is the Senior Business Development Manager at Goken America and has 28 years of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) industry experience.  Dean has helped many manufactures take advantage of today’s integrated PLM tools to solve their most challenging business issues by connecting people, processes, tools and technology.

Shanaka Ranatunga has worked in the Automotive industry for the past seven years in Chassis Development and Safety.  He is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in high-performance vehicles.

Gerardo Tamayo is a Brake systems specialist and has over five years of experience in the industry. He is a graduate of Monterrey Institute of Technology in Puebla, Mexico with a BS in Automotive Engineering and a minor in Vehicle Dynamics.

Webinar Abstract 

Problem & Purpose

  1. It’s very costly and time consuming to build physical prototypes for testing
  2. Product complexity continues to increase
  3. Consumers demands drive the need to reduce the time-to-market
  4. As product complexity increases, it’s important to track and confirm all requirements have been met
  5. Reduce product cost



  1. A key aspect of model-based systems engineering is bringing the real-world physical and software interactions between components and sub-systems into the digital realm. We used Dymola to create multi-discipline models that mimic this real-world interaction.
  2. Because Dymola is based on the open and flexible Modelica platform, it allows us to bring in models and code from various sources and domains. It also allows for integration of other software such as Simulink, no-Magic, CAD and CAE applications.
  3. At a high-level Model based systems engineering is the digitization of the systems engineering discipline.  



  1. The result of using Dymola, an MBSE approach to development, is that we gained greater clarity on our systems at a much earlier stage of development.
  2. A key aspect of systems engineering is the execution of tradeoff studies and validating multiple design iterations so the best solution is discovered. Dymola and the 3D-experience platform enables this task by allowing the integration of requirements management and models. Dymola, due to its acausal, object-oriented structure allows for engineers to modify and test a variety of system and component architectures without the need to rebuild the full model. This means that multiple variations of a product can be validated quickly and efficiently.
  3. Usually, the level of knowledge gained would need an expensive and time-consuming physical prototype.


Conclusion and implications

  1. Replace physical prototypes with virtual prototypes thereby reducing the dependence on prototypes.
  2. The ability to evaluate design decisions earlier in the process
  3. Significant reduction in product development and testing


Why the 3D experience platform

  1. The foundation for MBSE is having connected models that create a digital twin of the real-world product. The 3D-Experience platform is designed to integrate all your engineering applications, as well as your requirements and managements applications together. This leads to the 3D-Experience platform to be the ideal foundation to deploy the MBSE approach.


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