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A complete MaCon project in 4:30 minutes

December 17, 2015

The MaCon approach covers a wide range of engineering tasks for manufacturing systems, from requirements analysis, to system design, to component and system test. Understanding all aspects and their relationships is difficult, which is why I decided to produce another YouTube video showing a complete MaCon project in fast motion. Note that the video is based on a previous version of the MaCon tool, thus the graphical user interface looks slightly different than before.

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The video shows the complete modeling and simulation workflow for a (mechatronic) transport module or conveyor belt. The video covers everything from requirements over scenario, subcomponent, and behavior to (geometrical) part modeling. Four simulation runs are used to validate the model and to check the semantic consistency between scenario and system behavior. In the end a syntactically and semantically consistent (mechatronic) systems is produced, which can be reused in other engineering projects.

Note that this video just is another step towards explaing the ideas behind the MaCon approach in an entertaining and accessible manner. We are working towards improving the presentation constantly and your feedback is crucial on this path. Please help us by contacting us for example via e-mail ( We also can provide you with access to our recent papers and project information on the subject.

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