As newcomers to the OpenMBEE community, we struggled to find useful content on the openmbee.org website. For example, where is the quick start? “Getting Started“ literally took around a week only to find out that it was broken. We want the website to be straightforward. A perfect example is the Apache Spark website https://spark.apache.org/ . Another example is the Apache Orc website https://orc.apache.org/ .
We therefore propose to redesign the website around the following themes
Git for Engineering Data - version control system for structured data
dynamic creation of engineering documents from models
model integration synchronization across third-party tooling
create, read, and update model elements in a notebook computational environment
getting started: tooling and the foundations of how to build and analyze system models using OpenMBEE
use cases: OpenMBEE in the wild and other educational examples
Our goal is to lower the barrier to entry for new users to actually use OpenMBEE. If we cannot demonstrate this in less than 5 minutes, then we have lost the user. We need very simple getting started guide(s) which the user can run locally on commodity hardware without any proprietary software packages.