Architecting the future

Our focus

Ratio focuses on the development of methods and tools for the specification, visualization, analysis, and optimization of system architectures to support engineers in avoiding rework and in developing even better systems. We combine the latest innovative and scientific insights & high-end algorithms to ultimately boost the productivity of our clients and their partners.

requirement engineering

Create concise, highly structured, parsable design specifications with the Elephant Specification language and automatically derive architecture models.

Go to system architecting

system architecting

Visualize and analyze system architectures with dependency structure matrix methods such as clustering and sequencing.

Go to conceptual design

conceptual design

Compare and visualize the architectural differences between design concepts and future system generations.

Go to product family design

product family design

Find the similarities and commonalities between products in a diverse product portfolio and create product families.

Having trouble managing design dependencies?

The core of Ratio methods

It's all about specifying, visualizing and analyzing dependencies

At Ratio we offer solutions for modeling and structuring function and design requirement information. At the heart of our tooling stands a computer-readable specification language, which enables users to write highly structured multi-level requirement documents and automatically derives dependencies between components, (function and design) requirements, variables, and combinations thereof. By visualizing these dependencies in interactive multi-disciplinary dependency structure matrices (DSM) we enable the user to get a firm grip on the network of multi-disciplinary design dependencies within a system. Thereby, reducing costly and lengthy delays due to integration issues.

  • Step 1: describe your systems with the Elephant Specification Language.

  • Step 2: automatically derive and visualize the system architecture.

  • Step 3: analyze the system architecture with clustering and sequencing algorithms.

  • Step 4: improve the system architecture and repeat steps one to four.

Meet the founders

Tiemen Schuijbroek

Tiemen completed his masters Mechanical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2018. He is creative has a strong focus on visualization and workability and is responsible for the technical implementation of Ratio methods.

Tim Wilschut

Tim holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering. He is ambitious, enthusiastic, curious, (slightly) stubborn and responsible for the conceptual development of Ratio methods and tools.


Want to learn more? We publish most of our methods. So check out the docs.

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