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SYSML11 — 08. Blocks: The 'values' compartment for a part Property in an IBD

  • Key: SYSML11-122
  • Legacy Issue Number: 12363
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: No Magic, Inc. ( Darren Kelly)
  • Summary:

    There should be a definition of the role of the 'values' compartment for display of "current values" (for representing the entire value state of a system within a unique value context) and/or "deep configuration" values indepedendent of the PropertySpecificType concept, which may be seen as only one possible way of carrying values for assignment to the 'values' compartment in and IBD. Another strategy employing values in Slots of InstanceSpecifications that are related to targeted part Properties by a Property[*] path and then mapped to the targeted part Properties would achieve the same 'values' idiom in and IBD without indication of the implied subtype using [brackets]. When the 'values' are carried by redefined defaultValue : ValueSpecification[0.1] of redefined properties of an implied [PropertySpecificType] the bracket notation should still be used (inviting also indication of other redefinitions that can't be achieved using mapping of InstanceSpecifications, such as operation and constraint redefinitions). In particular, the following paragraph from p.53 (illustrated in Figure 8.11 - SUV EPA Fuel Economy Test) should be rewritten to admit other solutions: "In SysML, one approach is to capture system configurations by creating a context for a configuration in the form of a context block. The context block may capture a unique identity for the configuration, and utilizes parts and part-specific types to express property design values within the specification of a particular system configuration. Such a context block may contain a set of parts that represent the block instances in this system configuration, each containing specific values for each property. This technique also provides for configurations that reflect hierarchical system structures, where nested parts or other properties are assigned design values using property-specific types. The following example illustrates the approach.": While Figure 8.11 - SUV EPA Fuel Economy Test could remain with [PropertySpecificType] notation as an indication of that strategy, there should be an equivalent figure showing the same 'values' compartment and a similar top-level value context block, however without the [brackets] notation on part types, and without any reference to the PropertySpecificType solution. The title of Figure 8.11 should be clearly marked to indicated use of the PropertySpecificType solution and notation. Visit also:

  • Reported: SysML 1.0 — Tue, 1 Apr 2008 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — SysML 1.1
  • Disposition Summary:

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  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:58 GMT