No Magic Cameo & MagicDraw

The Industry Standard in Model-Based Systems Engineering

In 2018, Dassault Systèmes acquired No Magic Inc., bringing their Cameo and MagicDraw products under the CATIA brand. Long championed by the aerospace and defense industries, the No Magic MBSE suite continues its development and market leadership as “CATIA No Magic”. This software portfolio includes MagicDraw, Cameo Systems Modeler, Cameo Enterprise Architecture, Teamwork Cloud, and a host of modular add-ons.

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New to Model-Based Systems Engineering?

Fraught management, poor visibility and communication, frequent design changes, lack of coordination, surprise issues that are hard to track down and solve – these are the costly effects of document-based systems engineering in a changing world.

Learn more about why model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is the solution on our CATIA Magic page. CATIA Magic is the modern repackaging of the following No Magic tools for MBSE newcomers.


Benefits of MBSE with No Magic Cameo

Benefit of CATIA No Magic is increased efficiency

Increased Efficiency

By adopting Cameo and MagicDraw for MBSE, companies can experience a significant boost in efficiency. The front-loaded model-centric approach streamlines processes, reduces errors, improves coordination, and provides traceability, ultimately saving time and resources later on in development.

Benefit of CATIA No Magic is improved collaboration

Improved Collaboration

Break down communication barriers within your team. The No Magic portfolio facilitates collaboration by providing a unified platform where otherwise-isolated engineers, designers, and stakeholders can integrate their work into a model of the functional whole.

The multidisciplinary model stays in-sync with development so that reliable validation of requirements and performance can be done early and virtually.

Benefit of CATIA No Magic is enhanced decision making

Enhanced Decision Making

Make well-informed decisions throughout the project life cycle. The integrated simulations, analyses, and traceability features empower you to assess the impact of decisions, ensuring that you stay on track and in compliance with project requirements.

Benefit of CATIA No Magic is future-proofed designs

Future-Proof Your Designs

Cameo and MagicDraw enable you to create flexible and adaptable designs. Future changes and upgrades become more manageable as the system models capture the intricacies of the “what” and “why” of your design, making it easier to modify and scale as needed.

A Practical Guide to Systems Modeling

MagicGrid Book of Knowledge cover

The MagicGrid Book of Knowledge is a comprehensive guide to the MagicGrid framework to MBSE. 

Illustrated using the easy-to-understand model of a real-world system, it is an answer to all the questions you may have, starting from “why” and ending with “how”, which few of today’s available sources of information can answer.

Key Features of No Magic Cameo

Unified Collaboration

The No Magic portfolio provides a unified collaboration environment, where multidisciplinary teams seamlessly work together. MBSE facilitates communication by creating a common language for all stakeholders, eliminating silos, and enhancing cross-disciplinary cooperation.

Model-Centric Approach

Cameo MBSE emphasizes using models as the central hub for information, enabling a more visual and intuitive representation of complex systems. This approach enhances understanding, reduces errors, and accelerates decision-making processes.

Comprehensive System Modeling

Create holistic and detailed models of your systems, covering everything from requirements and architecture to behavior and parametric analysis. With Cameo MBSE, you can model the entire system life cycle, ensuring a comprehensive understanding and control over your project.

Simulations and Analysis

Unleash the power of simulations and analysis directly within your models. Validate system behavior, analyze performance, and ensure compliance with industry standards. Cameo MBSE's integrated simulation capabilities provide real-time insights, enabling you to make informed decisions at every stage of the development process.

Traceability and Impact Analysis

Maintain complete traceability across your projects. Cameo MBSE allows you to trace requirements, changes, and dependencies, ensuring transparency and accountability. Conduct impact analyses effortlessly to understand the repercussions of any modification on the entire system.

  • Braking system model structure in CATIA MagicDraw


  • MagicDraw is an end-to-end software tool for the design, modeling, and analysis of complex object-oriented systems and database architectures.

    MagicDraw is versatile, adaptable, and supportive of industry standards. It is built to fit any company’s approach to the software development lifecycle. It easily collaborates with leading IDE, requirements management, testing, estimation, model-driven development, and database solutions.

    Available in Standard, Pro, Architect, and Enterprise editions.

  • Key features:
    - Industry’s best code engineering mechanism, with full round-trip support for Java, C++, C#, MSIL, and COBRA IDL
    - Database schema modeling
    - DDL generation
    - Reverse engineering
    - Support for UML 2 metamodel
    - Latest XMI standard for data storage
    - Open API for custom integrations

    Typically used by:
    - Programmers
    - Software analysts
    - Business analysts
    - Quality assurance engineers
    - Documentation writers

  • Battery system simulation model in CATIA No Magic

    Cameo Systems Modeler

  • Cameo Systems Modeler is the collaborative cross-platform environment where systems engineers can define system behavior, structure, and requirements.

    Available in Architect and Enterprise editions.

  • Key features:
    - Define, track, and visualize all aspects of systems
    - Standards-compliant SysML models and diagrams
    - Model and manage requirements
    - Engineering analysis for evaluation and verification
    - Continuous model consistency checks
    - Progress tracking
    - Generate documents, images, and web views
    - Manage models in remote repositories and store as standard XMI files (optional)
    - Simulation Toolkit (optional)

    Typically used by:
    - System architects
    - Function architects

  • MagicGrid of an advance emergency braking system project

    Cameo Enterprise Architect

  • Cameo Enterprise Architect is a comprehensive solution for defining the operational missions of large-scale distributed systems according to the Unified Architecture Framework standard.

  • Key features:
    - Create, analyze, and manage various aspects of enterprise architecture
    - Standards-compliant DoDAF 2.0, MODAF, NAF 3, NAF 4, and UAF 1.1
    - Standards-compliant SysML models and diagrams
    - Model and manage requirements
    - Concept modeling
    - Business process modeling
    - Safety & reliability analysis
    - Requirements management

    Typically used by:
    - System of systems architects
    - Mission engineers

  • Braking system simulation with GUI in CATIA No Magic

    Sim Toolkit

  • Test system models against user interaction, predefined test data and execution scenarios, and requirements. Discover and resolve design errors before prototyping, when it is cheaper and easier to do so.
  • Key features:
    - Model execution framework based on OMG fUML and W3C SCXML standards
    - Simulation of all behavior diagrams
    - Co-simulation out-of-the-box
    - MatLab, Simulink, FMU 2.0, Mathematica, and OpenModelica integrations
    - Monte Carlo simulation
    - Scripting with JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Beanshell, Groovy, and built-in math
    - Model completeness & correctness
    - GAP analysis
    - Change impact
    - Coverage
    - Traceability

    Typically used by:
    - System architects
    - System of systems architects
    - Quality assurance engineers

  • CATIA No Magic & Teamwork Cloud: How it works

    Teamwork Cloud

  • A next-generation, cloud-ready central repository for collaborative development using Cameo and MagicDraw models.

    Available in Standard, Business, Business Pro, and Enterprise editions.

  • Key features:
    - Model storage, versioning, configurations, analysis, and access control
    - Concurrent work on the same model
    - Data, change, and project management tools
    - Any stakeholder can review and edit models using the Cameo Collaborator web client (optional)
    - Third-party integrations and customization with client API, RESTful API, command line interface, and Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC)
    - Web-based admin tools
    - Robust security feature set
    - Deploy on local hardware or cloud provider
    - Scalable performance
    - Unlimited connections (Business Pro edition)

    Typically used by:
    - All stakeholders





Case Study with  Lockheed Martin & thyssenkrupp

Simplifying Complexity Through Model-based Systems Engineering

Learn how engineering-driven manufacturers like aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin and shipbuilder thyssenkrupp are using model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to manage and simplify complexity in product development.

In this white paper, discover the many benefits of MBSE, including how a “systems of systems” approach simplifies engineering complexities between mechanical, electrical, software, and other functions using a unified modeling language such as SysML. One standard language simplifies problem definition and agreement on a solution(s).

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