This example shows how to use atomic subcharts to reduce the compilation time when testing a sequence of changes in a Stateflow® chart. Atomic subcharts are supported only in Stateflow charts in Simulink® models. For more information, see Create Reusable Subcomponents by Using Atomic Subcharts.
This model contains two Sine Wave blocks: one with a frequency of 1 radian per second, and the other with a frequency of 2 radians per second.
In the chart, each state uses saturator logic to convert the input sine wave to an output square wave of the same frequency.
Because this example does not use atomic subcharts, every time that you make a change to the chart and start simulation, recompilation occurs for the entire chart.
In contrast, you can convert state
A to an atomic subchart. When you modify the atomic subchart, recompilation occurs for only the subchart and not for the entire chart. As a result, incremental builds for simulation require less time to recompile.
Step 1: Convert a State to an Atomic Subchart
A and select Group & Subchart > Atomic Subchart. State
A changes to an atomic subchart and displays the label Atomic in the upper-left corner.
Step 2: Start the Simulation
Before simulating, compilation occurs for the entire chart.
Step 3: Modify the Atomic Subchart
Double-click the atomic subchart
A. The contents of the subchart appear in the Stateflow Editor.
In the state
Pos, change the entry action to
y1 = 2;
In the state
Neg, change the entry action to
y1 = -2;
Step 4: Restart the Simulation
After the changes to
A, recompilation occurs only for the atomic subchart and not the entire chart.