Thursday, 12 December 2019

Automotive features and functions

Over the last couple of weeks I've been working with a US-based client on feature and function modeling, a common theme for automotive customers. A key question is often what is the best underlying UML/SysML model for capturing these kinds of concepts, and how much domain-specific language (DSL) to exploit within the tool. Having tried to convince automotive clients of conventional UML/SysML approaches in the past, I've begun to err on the side of creating function and feature concepts as first level elements. It's interesting because it breaks down the barriers to consumption of the models, and also means that you have the flexibility to build profiles that directly fit the customers needs and wants.

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