Extract architecture from Simulink model
Extract Architecture of Simulink Model Using System Composer
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.
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 Simulink model of the VR Power Window Model.
Extract an architecture model from the original model.
model — Simulink model name
character vector | string
Simulink model name from which to extract the architecture, specified as a character vector or string. The model must be on the path.
name — Architecture model name
character vector | string
Architecture model name, specified as a character vector or string. This model is saved in the current directory.
Specify optional pairs of arguments as
the argument name and
Value is the corresponding value.
Name-value arguments must appear after other arguments, but the order of the
pairs does not matter.
Before R2021a, use commas to separate each name and value, and enclose
Name in quotes.
AutoArrange — Whether to auto-arrange architecture model
true or 1 (default) |
false or 0
Whether to auto-arrange architecture model, specified as a logical.
ShowProgress — Whether to show progress bar
false or 0 (default) |
true or 1
Whether to show progress bar, specified as a logical. This option is useful for larger models.
A 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:
|Compose Architecture Visually|
A System Composer model is the file that contains architectural information, including components, ports, connectors, interfaces, and behaviors.
Perform operations on a model:
A System Composer model is stored as an SLX file.
|Create Architecture Model with Interfaces and Requirement Links|
A 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 architectural 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.
A 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:
Connectors 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.