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Modeling Basics

Model construction techniques, best practices

Simscape™ Foundation libraries contain a comprehensive set of basic elements and building blocks, organized by domain. The topics in this category provide detailed information on modeling techniques and best practices that are common for all domains.


Simscape OnrampSelf-paced, interactive tutorial included with Simscape license


Essential Physical Modeling Techniques

Brief summary of physical modeling rules and techniques.

Fluid System Modeling

Brief summary of modeling rules and techniques for fluid domains.

Connecting Simscape Diagrams to Simulink Sources and Scopes

Simscape block diagrams use physical signals instead of regular Simulink® signals.

Creating and Simulating a Simple Model

Step-by-step example of creating a simple Simscape model.

Modeling Best Practices

How to use best practices in your model architecture to avoid numerical simulation issues.

Domain-Specific Line Styles

Line styles and colors assigned to each physical domain and to physical signal lines.