Virtual Systems Engineering

Achieve new efficiencies in product development with our digital engineering solutions

Virtual Systems Engineering is the new enabler of multi-disciplinary systems engineering. Evolving to the virtual space, it aims at accelerating the product development cycle and reducing development cost.

Product and systems are becoming increasingly complex. Complex systems – mechanical components, electronics, embedded and application software must work together flawlessly for users to have a good experience with the product. This creates new levels of complexity and challenges for product development.

Use of advanced technologies, customized design for a given business context and the engineering teams at different development stages spread across geographies is a challenge. These constraints lead to significant costs for manufacturers. Virtual systems engineering is one of the building blocks to ensure maximum digital model continuity throughout the product lifecycle, from design to production and in-service support.

This means that the engineering tools need to be seamless as well. Our systems engineering tools are integrated with CAD, PLM environments, project management and workflow tools as part of a broader strategy to enable digital continuity from design centers to manufacturing operations. 

Offerings

Capgemini’s virtual system engineering offers three major solutions,

Digital system architecture and design to reduce time to market

  • System design and product variance analysis and definition
  • Modular architecture definition
  • Product line roadmap

MBSE and simulation to ensure digital continuity and collaborative workspace

  • Standard model configuration
  • Behavioral and detailed model generation (SysML, Matlab/Simulink, C)
  • Simulation cores deployment
  • Model retrofit based upon design for manufacturing, data analytics

Virtual testing to anticipate and optimize validation

  • Definition of validation plan and test means
  • Prepare test protocol and optimize physical tests plans
  • HIL (Hardware-in-the-loop) deployment and system integration

 Benefits for our clients

Capgemini’s virtual system engineering offering supports clients with three complementary layers,

Business:

  • Insights of business challenges and technical specificities
  • Expertise in virtual engineering methods and system thinking approach
  • Collaboration through project management methods (SAFe and Agile)

Data:

  • Definition of an enterprise architecture applicable for each stratum
  • Interoperability management through the same data repository
  • Definition of governance around data

Information systems:

  • MBSE and simulation to ensure digital continuity and collaborative workspace
  • Proposal of solutions “to scale” in line with the selected PLMs
  • Control of the number of tools used to facilitate the management of the application park

Virtualization for a true Virtual Engineering approach

Digitizing specifications makes it possible to introduce new concepts for ever more efficient engineering

  • User-centered requirements engineering
  • More exchanges from the design stages and simulation
  • An easy gateway between design and virtual tests
  • A product line approach to facilitate the reuse of models
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