SysML does not provide explicit built-in language constructs to model variants. Nevertheless, SysML is useful to create a model for variants. The VAMOS method presented in the book Variant Modeling with SysML is one option on how to model variants with SysML. It uses the profile mechanism of SysML to extend the language with a concept for variant modeling. The concepts are core, variation point, variation, variant, variant constraint, and variant configuration. The book shows how to apply the concepts with standard SysML modeling tool.
The book covers
- Variant Modeling Concepts
- Variant Modeling with SysML
- Other Variant Modeling Concepts
- Variant Stereotypes for SysML
- Example: Forest Fire Detection System
- Example: Virtual Museum Tour (taken from the book Model-Based System Architecture)
Modeling is the art of being concrete on an abstract level.
Tim is a member of the executive board of the German consulting company oose, an MBSE coach, and an active member of the OMG and INCOSE communities. He has written sections of the initial SysML specification and is a co-chair of the SysML v2 finalization task force.
As a coach, he has advised many companies in different domains. His insights into their challenges are one source of his experience that he shares.
Tim is a co-host of the MBSE podcast.