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Introduction to Ansys SCADE Tools and Solutions for DO-178C Standard

Course Overview

Ansys provides production proven, model-based development solutions for critical systems and software engineers that reduce cost, risk, and time-to-certification. Ansys SCADE products have the world’s largest track record in terms of usage of its products for DO-178B/C certified development.

This course provides an overview of the DO-178C and DO-331 standard for Aeronautics software development. You will learn about the organization and documentation of the standard. The course focuses on the SCADE model-based approach.

Core Topics

  • An overview of DO-178C, DO-330 and DO-331
  • An introduction to the SCADE Suite Model-based approach: project lifecycle and major best-practices to reach DO-178C objectives
  • A presentation of the basic principles of DO-178C and the Ansys SCADE Model-Based
  • SCADE V-Cycle and DO-178C
  • Requirements-Based and Traceability
  • Software Architecture and Low-Level Requirements
  • Software Lifecycle Data
  • Verification
  • Verification of the Verification
  • Certification Kits Presentation


Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge.

Learning Outcome

Following successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Follow the process life cycle required by the international standard used in avionics for software  development and verification. 
  • Use the Ansys SCADE products during software development and verification and also during certification audits. 

 Available Dates

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with a Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us. 


This is a 1-day classroom course.

The course is divided in 3 parts

In M01, you will learn the fundamentals about international standards used in airborne systems for software development and verification (DO-178C, DO-331, and DO-330) in order to be able to understand them.

In M02, you will learn how the SCADE products allow you to follow a process life cycle conformant to these standards and how they can help you in streamlining your software development and verification activities. M02 is has two alternatives:

  • Either M02a - DO178C/DO-331: Model-Based Development and Verification with SCADE Suite.
  • Or M02b - DO178C/DO-331: Model-Based Development and Verification with SCADE Display and SCADE Suite.

In M03, you will learn how the DO-178C certification kits provided by Ansys, together with the SCADE products, can be used to support the certification audits of airborne software by the aeronautics safety authorities.