Next Design
Next-generation design tools with innovative digital transformation
  • The design information of the development process is represented in the tool as it is on
  • Integration of documentation and
    traceability into modelling tools
  • Product line
    with development support functions
  • Extend
    freely with extensions

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Challenges of CHALLENGE large-scale system and software development

System software is becoming larger and more complex due to the increasing sophistication of services.
As a result, concurrent development by multiple teams in parallel across companies and departments has become the mainstream.
In systems and software development, a top-down development approach, in which the system is progressively detailed from the whole to the parts, is ideal, but the
The reality is that the majority of development is bottom-up change and derivative development.

In large-scale development, the gap between "top-down development" and "bottom-up development", which utilizes existing assets, has become a major issue in the development process.
The reconciliation of various inconsistencies, such as misalignment of design data between "top-down development" and "bottom-up development", which utilizes existing assets, has become a major issue in the development process across organizations. It is.

The approach of adapting the CONCEPT tool to the process in the field

Next Design is a next-generation design tool for systems and software development.
The 'metamodel', which defines the structure and relationship of design information for each process, and
the 'view definition', which is a diagram and document representation for expressing it, can be adapted to the perspective and use of the development site to create a dedicated design It can be made into a tool.

conventional method

Database of design information ( digital transformation)

Non-programming and dedicated design tools.

  • Define the features of
    development in the metamodel

    Class diagrams define the structure and relationships of design information for each process.
    Embodies different designs and processes for different products.

  • Define the look and feel of the
    artifact in views

    Define the design perspective and the use of the deliverables.
    switch between a variety of representations of the same design data, from Word-like document views to Excel-like grids and diagrams.

    * Patent No. 6847382

digital transformation

Facilitating the
digitization of design
with metamodels


Supporting the creation of
a database of design information
from system design to software design

Metamodels and views for dedicated tools

It is a design tool that fits the actual situation of
development while taking advantage of the strengths of the field.

Changes are followed by other views.

When designers make changes to their designs, they are automatically reflected in all
relevant views.
Your design data is always up-to-date and there is no risk of missing updates.

FEATURE Features

Next Design offers a wide range of features that provide advanced support for system and software design.
Key features include a wide variety of design expressions that fit the field process, team development support, and design traceability support required for quality assurance.

CASE Application Examples

Examples of applications for top-down development

By defining the artifacts of each process and their relationship to each other as a metamodel and assigning the appropriate views, the
It is possible to operate with high accessibility across processes.

  • requirement development

  • system design

  • software design

Application to Derivative Development

It can also be applied to bottom-up development, which is driven by existing assets and inherent rules.

  • Metamodel existing assets and constraints.

    The empirical values and tacit knowledge that only exist in the mind of the person in charge can be embodied as a meta-model and made into a standard design method for the organization.

  • Added a plugin for checking development rule violations.

    Add the ability to check for violations of product-specific development rules and also detect potential defects in existing assets.

Other Design Applications

  • Model representation in UML/SysML

  • Applications to Process Design

    By defining the relationships between the processes and the elements of the deliverables in a meta-model, it can be applied to the design of
    processes, etc.

Next-generation design tools with innovative digital transformation

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