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Matlab Compiler And Simulink

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Jinhuai Lin
Jinhuai Lin on 24 Jun 2011
Answered: Guy Rouleau on 22 Apr 2020
Hi, I am trying to use matlab compiler to create a standalone application out of my GUI. Unfortunately in the GUI I must use 'sim' and 'simset' to call some simulink model. Does anyone have an idea how to work this out?
Thanks a lot! Jerry

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Seth Popinchalk
Seth Popinchalk on 24 Jun 2011
Edited: John Kelly on 26 Feb 2015
The SIM and SIMSET command can not be called from the MATLAB Compiler (This is documented here). To build a standalone GUI that runs your simulation, you need to make the simulation standalone, then build the GUI to run that.
This can be accomplished by using Simulink Coder (or Real-Time Workshop in earlier released) to build a standalone executable. This executable can be called by the GUI to run. The outputs of the simulation executable can be loaded by the GUI and analyzed.
A similar question was asked to Technical Support, and they published a solution: How can I create a standalone executable of a MATLAB GUI which calls a Simulink model?

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Josh Chambers
Josh Chambers on 14 Jun 2016
That link now no longer works either. A quick googling reveals a new question with the same title. How can I create a deployable standalone executable from a MATLAB application that calls a Simulink model?
But no answer.

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Guy Rouleau
Guy Rouleau on 22 Apr 2020
In R2020a, a new product Simulink Compiler has been released to address this exact use case. See an example here.

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Chirag Gupta
Chirag Gupta on 24 Jun 2011
The sim command is an unsupported command for the MATLAB Compiler and cannot be compiled.
The general strategy in such cases is to you use Simulink Coder to generated an executable out of the Simulink model which you can then control from the GUI.

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Jinhuai Lin
Jinhuai Lin on 24 Jun 2011
Thank you, Chirag Gupta and Seth Popinchalk! But how can I change the simulation parameters such as solver and step size etc?

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giovanni mazzuto
giovanni mazzuto on 29 Jan 2015
please, could you help me?

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giovanni mazzuto
giovanni mazzuto on 29 Jan 2015
Hi. In this day, I'm having the same problem. I found this thread perfectly relevant to my problem. Obviously, there is another problem. All of the proposed links are not available. :( Could you help me, please.
warmest regards GM

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Mark Tom
Mark Tom on 9 May 2015
HI,i have a same problem ,are you solve it ? if you've solved it ,would you like to help me ???my email :aiguozheland@163.com,thank you very much

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igdbak
igdbak on 12 Feb 2018
Is it possible to call Simulink.saveVars function? In case it is not, how could I call this function from a standalone application?

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