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MapleMBSE for IBM Rational Rhapsody

MapleMBSE is an Excel-based tool that provides a tight integration with Rational Rhapsody, allowing a two-way flow of information to ensure that models are always up to date.

Using MapleMBSE with Rational Rhapsody

This demonstration shows you how to manipulate systems models from Rational Rhapsody using MapleMBSE.

Why Choose MapleMBSE for your Next Project?

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

Easy-to-use Excel-based UI for Systems Engineering

MapleMBSE gives you an intuitive, Excel®-based interface for easily entering system definitions without having to be an expert in your company’s MBSE tool.

  • Task-specific views for requirements list, functional requirements matrix, use cases, and more
  • Easily work with your model by using familiar Excel features such as hiding columns, sorting lists, and autofill
  • MapleMBSE is automatically populated with all of the relevant information from the systems engineering model
  • All changes made within MapleMBSE are automatically synchronized with your primary systems engineering tool


Allows all stakeholders to contribute to the Systems Engineering process

With MapleMBSE, you don’t need to be a systems engineering expert to contribute to the process. Task-specific views are excel-based and show each stakeholder only what they need to see.

  • Stakeholders using MapleMBSE only see the information relative to their task, reducing clutter and making engagement easier
  • Get buy-in easier with an Excel-based interface already familiar to virtually every stakeholder
  • Tasks can be completed entirely within MapleMBSE, removing the need for stakeholders to use their primary MBSE tool
  • A live connection to your primary SE tool allows systems engineers to easily collaborate with other stakeholders

Simplifies information-entry, reducing risk of errors

MapleMBSE allows you to use natural language and numerical inputs to reduce errors associated with the complex entry mechanisms of MBSE tools.

  • Stakeholders can work using a simplified Excel-based interface that automatically detects certain errors
  • Use Excel features like autofill, spellcheck, and equation checking to ensure simple errors are prevented
  • Users can lock model elements to prevent further changes, and locks are synchronized between MapleMBSE and your primary tool
  • Automatic detection of duplicates to reduce the risk of simple errors propagating in your model definitions

Offers rapid customization of model views and data integration

Because every systems engineering project is different, MapleMBSE allows you to provide customized model views that best suit the task at hand.

  • Standard task views can be fully customized to suit your organization’s practices
  • Systems engineers can create custom model views for each stakeholder within their organization
  • Customized model views are automatically synchronized with your primary SE tool
  • Maplesoft Engineering Solutions provides consultation and services to create custom deployments of MapleMBSE

MapleMBSE: By the Numbers

By using MapleMBSE with Rational Rhapsody, common SE tasks can be sped up significantly.

At Nissan

As part of their efforts to improve their systems engineering processes, Nissan worked with Maplesoft Engineering Solutions on a MapleMBSE implementation with Rational Rhapsody. 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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Creating a MapleMBSE Configuration File for IBM Rational Rhapsody

In this video, you'll learn the steps required to build a MapleMBSE configuration file that maps model information from IBM Rational Rhapsody into MapleMBSE.


Installing and Using MapleMBSE with IBM Rational Rhapsody

In this video, you'll see a step-by-step installation of MapleMBSE, and learn the key MapleMBSE features by following through an example project using IBM Rational Rhapsody.