SCADE Architect is part of the Ansys Embedded Software family of products, which gives you a design environment for systems with high dependability requirements. It provides full support of industrial systems engineering processes, such as ARP 4754A, ISO 26262 and EN 50126.

This product features functional and architectural system modeling and verification in a SysML-based environment. It provides a strong foundation to deploy model-based systems engineering (MBSE) processes and best practices. A key feature is the capability to generate consistent and comprehensive Interface Control Documents (ICD) as an important outcome of the MBSE processes.

By using SCADE Architect in conjunction with other Ansys SCADE tools, system and software engineers can work within the same framework. Developers can quickly synchronize the system model and the software subsystem components, ensuring consistency of the software architecture and modeling efficiency, for instance, for the management of I/O definitions. When SCADE Architect is bundled with SCADE Suite, SCADE Architect provides an integrated software engineering solution combining software architecture and software design in a single, comprehensive user interface. SCADE Architect also extends the SCADE Automotive Package, providing a model-based design solution for the development of AUTOSAR Software Components.

SCADE Avionics Package extends SCADE Architect with solutions tailored for the design of avionics systems. It includes solutions for the FACE Technical Standard, for AADL, and for Avionics Interfaces.



  • System & Software Architecture Design

    The software supports functional and architecture decomposition via block diagrams, reusable/unique blocks for component-based modeling, import/export of data dictionaries and data propagation across block hierarchy.

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  • System & Software Architecture Design Verification

    SCADE Architect enables systems design verification with tools for model consistency checking and model diff/merge.

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  • ICD Generation and Synchronization with Software Design

    SCADE Architect facilitates creation of interface control documents and refinement of software components in the Ansys SCADE Suite model-based environment.

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  • Systems Requirements Analysis

    The SysML-based system design tool supports operational requirements analysis, functional decomposition, architecture decomposition and allocation of functions to components.

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  • System Design Environment Configuration

    The software can be configured to meet specific group or domain needs, to build in industry standards like IMA, FACE and AUTOSAR, or company or project standards.

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  • Solutions for FACE, AADL, Avionics Interfaces

    SCADE Avionics package extends SCADE Architect with solutions tailored for the design of avionics systems. It includes solutions for the FACE Technical Standard, AADL and avionics interfaces.

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