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Extract architecture from Simulink model



systemcomposer.extractArchitectureFromSimulink(model,name) exports the Simulink® model model to an architecture model architectureModelName and saves it in the current directory.

systemcomposer.extractArchitectureFromSimulink(model,name,Name,Value) exports the Simulink model model to an architecture model architectureModelName and saves it in the current directory with additional options.


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Export an existing Simulink® model to a System Composer™ architecture model. The algorithmic sections of the original model are removed and structural information is preserved during this process. Requirements links, if any, are also preserved.

Convert Simulink Model to System Composer Architecture

System Composer converts structural constructs in a Simulink model to equivalent architecture model constructs:

  • Subsystems to components

  • Variant subsystems to variant components

  • Bus objects to interfaces

  • Referenced models to reference components

Open the Model

Open the Simulink model of the VR Power Window Model.


Figure VR Power Window Model contains objects of type hgjavacomponent, uimenu, uipanel, uitoolbar.


Export the Model

Extract an architecture model from the original model.


Figure VR Power Window Model contains objects of type hgjavacomponent, uimenu, uipanel, uitoolbar.


Input Arguments

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Simulink model name from which to extract the architecture, specified as a character vector or string. The model must be on the path.

Example: 'slexPowerWindowExample'

Data Types: char | string

Architecture model name, specified as a character vector or string. This model is saved in the current directory.

Example: 'PowerWindowArchModel'

Data Types: char | string

Name-Value Arguments

Specify optional comma-separated pairs of Name,Value arguments. Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name must appear inside quotes. You can specify several name and value pair arguments in any order as Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN.

Example: systemcomposer.extractArchitectureFromSimulink('slexPowerWindowExample','PowerWindowArchModel','AutoArrange',false,'ShowProgress',true)

Option to auto-arrange architecture model, specified as a logical 1 (true) to auto-arrange or 0 (false) to not auto-arrange.

Example: systemcomposer.extractArchitectureFromSimulink('slexPowerWindowExample','PowerWindowArchModel','AutoArrange',false)

Data Types: logical

Option to show progress bar, specified as a logical 0 (false) to not show a progress bar or 1 (true) to show a progress bar. This option is useful for larger models.

Example: systemcomposer.extractArchitectureFromSimulink('slexPowerWindowExample','PowerWindowArchModel','ShowProgress',true)

Data Types: logical

More About

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TermDefinitionApplicationMore Information
architectureA System Composer™ architecture represents a system of components and how they interface with each other structurally and behaviorally. You can represent specific architectures using alternate views.

Different types of architectures describe different aspects of systems:

  • Functional architecture describes the flow of data in a system.

  • Logical architecture describes the intended operation of a system.

  • Physical architecture describes the platform or hardware in a system.

Compose Architecture Visually
modelA System Composer model is the file that contains architectural information, including components, ports, connectors, interfaces, and behaviors.

Perform operations on a model:

  • Extract the root-level architecture contained in the model.

  • Apply profiles.

  • Link interface data dictionaries.

  • Generate instances from model architecture.

System Composer models are stored as SLX files.

Create an Architecture Model with Interfaces and Requirement Links
componentA component is a nontrivial, nearly independent, and replaceable part of a system that fulfills a clear function in the context of an architecture. A component defines an architecture element, such as a function, a system, hardware, software, or other conceptual entity. A component can also be a subsystem or subfunction.Represented as a block, a component is a part of an architecture model that can be separated into reusable artifacts.Components
portA port is a node on a component or architecture that represents a point of interaction with its environment. A port permits the flow of information to and from other components or systems.

There are different types of ports:

  • Component ports are interaction points on the component to other components.

  • Architecture ports are ports on the boundary of the system, whether the boundary is within a component or the overall architecture model.

connectorConnectors are lines that provide connections between ports. Connectors describe how information flows between components or architectures.A connector allows two components to interact without defining the nature of the interaction. Set an interface on a port to define how the components interact.Connections

Introduced in R2019a