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MagicDraw/Cameo v19SP3: vs SysPhS-1.1: OpaqueExpression for Slot value exports to Modelica as 'null' if only uses a single variable. WORKAROUND/HACK prefix the variable with '1 *' [FIXED in v2021x]

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SysPhS vs Modelica: If you redeclare a PhSConstant (Modelica parameter) as a PhSVariable (Modelica variable) Modelica still treats it as a 'parameter'. You can end up with an unbalanced system with one equation too many!

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SysPhS-1.1: Does not support Modelica's encapsulated enumeration.

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SysPhS-1.1: Does not support Modelica's conditional declaration form.

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MagicDraw/Cameo v19SP3: vs SysPhS-1.1: Modelica export: Direct binding from a PhSVariable value property within a FlowProperty of a Port to an inner value property does not flatten. WORKAROUND: Use an intermediate constraint property.

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MagicDraw/Cameo v19SP3+SysPhS-1.1: On export to Modelica sometimes repeats parts of an equation into an extending model.

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MagicDraw/Cameo v19SP3+SysPhS-1.1: Does not cleanly export INLINE Modelica 'if/then/else' statements (a.k.a. "switching" form)

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MagicDraw/Cameo v19SP3+SysPhS-1.1: Does not cleanly export Modelica 'when/then' statements

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SysPhSLibrary and ISO-80000 ModelLibrary: Some ValueType names and Unit symbols are not Modelica-friendly

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SysPhS-1.1: Does not support Modelica's 'min' or 'max' on type declarations

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MagicDraw/Cameo v19SP3: SysPhS: If you have a custom ValueType it MUST extend Real either directly or indirectly or it will not be seen on export to Modelica.

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SysPhS-1.1: Does not support Modelica's 'experiment' annotations

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SysPhS-1.1: Does not support Modelica's 'initial equation'. WORKAROUND: One can often achieve the same by directly setting a default on a variable and/or by using additional variables/parameters with 'start' and additional equations.

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06. Connectors

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02. Discrete Behavior

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01. Basic Equations

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Wolfram SystemModeler: Not clear how to draw a connect that already exists in the Modelica code

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MagicDraw/Cameo v19SP3 vs SysML&SysPhS: Export to Modelica: The exported layout annotations appear to be completely broken (at least vs Wolfram SystemModeler) just de-select generation of them on export.

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GOTCHA: MagicDraw SysML/Cameo 19SP3: Export to Modelica: The name of a redefining Property must be exactly the same as the Property it redefines or it will not export properly!

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Webel vs SysPhS-1.1: Annex A.5: Humidifier: The water temperature from TemperatureIncreaseConstraint and HeatingCalculationConstraint starts at 0 °C (should probably be the environment temperature 20 °C). Needs an additional parameter and initial value.

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MagicDraw/Cameo v19SP3 vs SysML&SysPhS: GOTCHA: Will NOT correctly export a SysML-1.6 «~interfaceBlock» to Modelica (but does cope with a tilde ~ prefix in the name of a plain InterfaceBlock)

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MagicDraw/Cameo vs SysML&SysPhS: GOTCHA: Will NOT export a non-normative System «system» block to Modelica, it only recognises a plain Block «block»!

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SysPhS-1.1: p.38: 10.9.4 Modelica modeling, signal flow: Modelica code: the equation 'der(velocity)=(u-springcst*position)/m;' should use variable 'mass' not 'm'

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SysPhS-1.1: p.60: table for routing components: row for Switch: equivalents Modelica.Blocks.Logical.Switch (for Modelica) and Switch (for Simulink) missing

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SysPhS-1.1: Use of 'Criteria = u2~=0' for Simulink for Real.Routing.Switch::u2 inconsistent with BooleanInput of control port Modelica.Blocks.Logical.Switch::u2

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SysPhS-1.1 (and MDSysML/Cameo 19SP3 SysPhSLibrary): Use of RealSignalInElement for Real.Routing.Switch::u2 inconsistent with BooleanInput of control port Modelica.Blocks.Logical.Switch::u2

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SysPhS-1.1: p.57: Table 11.3.2.5 Mathematical components: Modelica Parameters for the Subtraction row should indicate (k1 and) k2 required to achieve subtraction via Math.Add (or the correct exported values should be explained).

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As of 2021-01-11 OpenModelica no longer has DMG install bundles for Mac, and currently does NOT install on Mac Big Sur using MacPorts!

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SysPhS-1.1: p.42: 10.9.8 Modelica modeling, physical interaction: Modelica code has 'forcediff=springcst*lengthchg;' should be 'forcethru=springcst*lengthchg;'

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GOTCHA: MagicDraw SysML/Cameo 19SP3: Export to Modelica: 'entry', 'doActivity', or 'exit' Behaviors of a State must be directly owned (not just "wrapped") or they won't be seen on export!

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SysPhS-1.1: p.38: 10.9.4 Modelica modeling, signal flow: Modelica code: the keyword should be 'equation' not 'equations'.

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SysPhS-1.1: p.28: 10.6.3 Modelica modeling: An assigned value “...” is shown for v3 in the Modelica code but none is shown in the SysML model in 'Figure 21: PhSVariables and PhSConstant in SysML' (and “...” is not compatible with Real).

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MagicDraw SysML/Cameo: 19SP3: Does not seem to support export to Modelica from a Package [use a SysML Block as root instead]

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SysPhS-1.1: p.32: 10.7.8 Modelica modeling, physical interaction: Type Real for 'f' and 'lV' in example Modelica code for Spring do not correspond to 'Figure 23: Ports for physical interaction in SysML', should be Force and Velocity.

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SysPhS-1.1: p.30: 10.7.4 Modelica modeling, signal flow: Example Modelica code for Spring corresponding to 'Figure 22: Ports for signal flow in SysML' is invalid [should probably be 'input Real u;' and 'output Real y;' not 'in ...' and 'out ...']

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MagicDraw SysML/Cameo: 19SP3: Export to Modelica from TestBed (for SignalProcessor) sample does not validate in Wolfram SystemModeler

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MagicDraw SysML/Cameo: 19SP3: Export to Modelica from SysPhS sample for HumidifierSystem does not execute in Wolfram SystemModeler Simulation Centre

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SysPhS zone (SysML Extension for Physical Interaction and Signal Flow Simulation)

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NEWS: SysML Extension for Physical Interaction and Signal Flow Simulation (SysPhS): New technology assessment trail: TRAIL: SysPhS-1.1 specification body figures in MagicDraw SysML (or Cameo Systems Modeler) vs Modelica
NEWS: SysML Extension for Physical Interaction and Signal Flow Simulation (SysPhS): New technology assessme

OpenModelica zone

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If you use the Modelica Language for simulation it's basically a rite of passage to at least try out OpenModelica, although your mileage on various operating systems and versions thereof can vary wildly (you can always ask for the money back that you didn't pay).