How much does the software cost?

Most organizations that currently undertake Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) already have the tools required to do this. To make these processes concurrent and collaborative requires the addition of a “model-of-models” tool such as RHEA Group’s Comet / CDP4 that is currently in use at ESA.

The good news is that the Comet Community Edition is free and open-source, which significantly lowers barriers for organizations that wish to get started with Concurrent Design (CD). Similarly the models curated by the Climate Action Center Foundation are also free and open-source, thus allowing organizations to derive incredible value with very limited investment.

For organizations that have undertaken several CD activities and are becoming comfortable with concurrent / collaborative MBSE, we recommend that they explore purchasing a Comet / CDP4 Enterprise License, which offers premium support and first-in-line opportunities to submit new feature requests.