UPDM 3 Plugin 18.4 Documentation

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A SV-3 enables a quick overview of all the system resource interactions specified in one or more SV-1 Systems Interface Description models. The SV-3 provides a tabular summary of the system interactions specified in the SV-1 Systems Interface Description model for the Architectural Description. The matrix format supports a rapid assessment of potential commonalities and redundancies (or, if fault-tolerance is desired, the lack of redundancies).

The SV-3 can be organized in a number of ways to emphasize the association of groups of system pairs in context with the architecture’s purpose.

The intended usage of the SV-3 includes:

  • Summarizing system resource interactions.
  • Interface management.
  • Comparing interoperability characteristics of solution options.


SV-3 can be represented using a SV-3 diagram which is an editable Dependency Matrix.

SV-3 Systems-Systems Matrix

The SV-1 concentrates on system resources and their interactions, and these are summarized in a SV-3.

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  • Resource Artifact
  • Software
  • Capability Configuration
  • Organization
  • Post
  • Resource Exchange
  • Data Element
  • Natural Resource
  • Geo Political Extent Type