Growing Pains: Learning from SysML v1

SysML

Tom Sawyer Software offers integrations with NoMagic Cameo products and IBM Rhapsody to automatically generate Systems Modeling Language (SysML) diagrams. The language provides a standard for systems engineers to use when specifying and designing complex systems. We also provide a prototype visualization for SysML v2, currently under development.

The layout property settings of our Model-Based Engineering application allow users to choose the location of ports in their Internal Block Diagrams.
The layout property settings of our Model-Based Engineering application allow users to choose the location of ports in their Internal Block Diagrams.

Tom Sawyer Software’s CTO, Joshua Feingold, has been participating in the development of SysML for years. In this two-part blog series, Josh will share knowledge he’s gained from his position in the SysML community about the past, present, and future of the modeling language.

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Introducing the Tom Sawyer Software
Academic Program

Are you a student or professor who works with networks, systems models, life sciences models, or other relationship data? Now you can use Tom Sawyer Perspectives to uncover hidden connections in your data, at no cost for non-commercial usage. Perspectives is a complete graph visualization software development kit with a graphics-based design and preview environment. Use it to visualize and analyze:

  • Network topologies
  • IT operations
  • Architectures and models
  • Schematics
  • Dependencies
  • Flows
  • Social networks
  • Processes
  • And more …

Here are some examples of what you can do with Perspectives. All of these visualizations are data-driven and created automatically!

 

Model Your IT Network

Visualization of IT Network

 

 

 

See the Geospatial Location of Your Connected Data

Geospatial View of Connected Data

 

 

Visualize SysML Models

Block Definition Diagram

Internal Block Diagram

 

Explore and Analyze Your Graph Database

Explore Graph Databases

 

Global 2000 companies use Perspectives for data visualization and analysis, and now students and faculty can bring that power to the classroom and research labs. Knowing the importance of research and education, Tom Sawyer Software is proud to support research projects, teachers in the classroom, ongoing coursework, Master’s theses, Ph.D. dissertations, and post-doctoral research. We appreciate your attribution of Tom Sawyer Software in technical papers, journal papers, Master’s theses, and Ph.D. dissertations.

Students and faculty can request an academic license, free for non-commercial usage with no customer support. You’ll receive our software, complete product documentation, and a suite of example projects.

Try it for yourself! Post your new graph layout and analysis results to social media with #TSPerspectives and #graphviz. We can’t wait to see the results you discover in your Perspectives applications.

 

Enhancing Event Processing with Perspectives

TIBCO BusinessEvents Enhanced with Tom Sawyer Perspectives

Complex Event Processing (CEP) companies face mounting challenges as they try to provide solutions in an environment where data is both increasing and quickly becoming obsolete. TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in enterprise data, combined its CEP solution with the graph visualization power of Tom Sawyer Perspectives to visualize related events and dependencies, and help customers predict outcomes and optimize processes.

This visualization in TIBCO BusinessEvents uses nodes and edges to define what states an instance passes through and how it will transition from state to state.

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Rise of the Organizational Graph

Traditional org charts answer only one question: Where do I fall in the company hierarchy? But an employee needs to know far more to be successful. What teams will I be a part of? Who can mentor me? What internal processes do I need to master?

Tom Sawyer Software recently partnered with Walt Brown, the “Christopher Columbus of the organizational graph,” to create OGraph. This browser-based application created with Tom Sawyer Perspectives combines graph visualization with Brown’s extensive Organizational Cognizance Model to help employees understand their jobs and clearly visualize their roles as contributors to the company.

Viewing the entire organizational graph in Bundle layout quickly reveals connections.
Viewing the entire organizational graph in Bundle layout quickly reveals connections.

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Introducing Tom Sawyer Perspectives Release 9.2.0

Tom Sawyer Perspectives Release 9.2.0

We’re excited to announce the release of Tom Sawyer Perspectives 9.2.0. This version includes exciting new features like:

  • OrientDB developers now have a dedicated integrator, saving coding time
  • Developers can now use The Designer to configure whether the overall graph view zooms in when nested nodes collapse or remain at the same zoom level
  • Improvements to incremental layout of disconnected nodes to better preserve the user’s mental map
  • And more

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Using Tom Sawyer Business Process to Manage a Global Workforce

Using Tom Sawyer Business Process to Manage a Global Workforce

Tom Sawyer Software faces organizational challenges common to businesses like ours. We are a globally distributed company with large, diverse teams managing complex projects with tight deadlines and competing priorities. Sprinkle in time zone differences and communication challenges, and even the simplest of projects becomes difficult to manage. Using the power of Tom Sawyer Perspectives and Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) 2.0 developed by the Object Management Group (OMG), we developed Tom Sawyer Business Process and began our journey to operational efficiency.

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