MATHEMATICS, SIMULATION AND MODELLING
17 April 2014
Synect has released version 1.3 of the dSPACE Synect data management software. The new update adds model management to its test, signal, parameter and variant management for model-based development. Users undertaking model-based design can now manage system, function and plant simulation models together with the associated interface data, parameters and files.
The tool is desinged to help reduce costs and risks in maintaining intellectual property (IP) held in the form of models and lower the cost of development by providing greater transparency for reusing the IP. The new version of this tool now provides advanced model management to engineers across the industries, including automotive, commercial vehicles, aerospace etc. This can be achieved by increasing management granularity compared to methods that use only file-based version control.
Synect 1.3 includes numerous other enhancements and new functionalities. These include comprehensive user and rights management, visualisation of the version history, version comparisons, a generic Python adapter for integrating user-specific test environments. This new version further supports requirements-based testing through connectivity to PTC Integrity for requirements management, and many other extensions.
The software provides a hierarchical and modular representation of the models and submodels. With flexible metadata management, models can be classified and categorised comprehensively, so they are easier to find and integrate. An integrated Simulink interface uses model analysis to generate the structure and interface data needed for model management. In addition, the software can generate Simulink frame models from the data to create new versions or variants of models, which is less time-consuming than developing models from scratch, and also increases accuracy by providing predefined data types, interfaces and structure.