You can generate code and build an executable for a subsystem within a model. The code generation and build process uses the code generation and build parameters of the root model.
In the Configuration Parameters dialog box, set up the code generation and build parameters, similar to setting up the code generation for a model.
Right-click the Subsystem block. From the context menu, select C/C++ Code > Build This Subsystem from the context menu.
Alternatively, in the current model, click a subsystem and then from the C Code tab, click Build.
When you select Build This Subsystem, if the model is operating in external mode, the build process automatically turns off external mode for the duration of the build. The code generator restores external mode upon completion of the build process.
To configure properties such as the name, class, and storage class of variables (or data objects) that are referenced as block parameters in the subsystem, convert the subsystem to a Model block and configure the properties using the Code Mappings editor.
For more information on tunable and inlined parameters and storage classes, see Create Tunable Calibration Parameter in the Generated Code.
The build process displays status messages in the MATLAB® Command Window. When the build is complete, the generated executable is in
your working folder. The name of the generated executable is
(on PC platforms) or
(on The Open Group UNIX® platforms).
name of the source subsystem block.
The generated code is in a build subfolder, named
is the name of the source
subsystem block and
is the name of
the target configuration.
When you generate code for a subsystem, you can generate an S-function by right-clicking the Subsystem block and selecting C/C++ Code > Build This Subsystem from the context menu. For more information on S-functions, see Generate S-Function from Subsystem.
The following limitations apply to building subsystems:
Subsystem build does not support a subsystem that has a function-call trigger input or a function-call output.
When you right-click a Subsystem block and select
C/C++ Code > Build This Subsystem from the context
menu to build a subsystem that includes an Outport block for which the
Data type parameter specifies a bus object, you must address
errors that result from setting signal labels. To configure the software to display
these errors, in the Configuration Parameters dialog box for the parent model, on the Diagnostics > Connectivity pane, set the Signal label mismatch parameter to
When a subsystem is in a triggered or function-call subsystem, the right-click build process might fail if the subsystem code is not sample-time independent. To find out whether a subsystem is sample-time independent:
Copy all blocks in the subsystem to an empty model.
In the Configuration Parameters dialog box, on the Solver pane, set:
Periodic sample time constraint to
Ensure sample time
Update the model. If the model is sample-time dependent, Simulink® generates an error in the process of updating the diagram.
When you use the right-click build process for a subsystem, the code generator
attempts to use the subsystem name for generated code files. In some cases, there can
be a conflict with the name that you specify when you set, for example, File
name options to
Use function name or
Function name options to
name. You see an
The subsystem 'model/subsys' is trying to generate code to an reserved file (subsys) for the model 'subsys'...
To resolve the error, modify one of the conflicting file names so that the names are unique.
In a subsystem build warning, the subsystem block path hyperlink that is created references a temporary model block path instead of the actual model block path. In the Diagnostic Viewer, clicking the subsystem hyperlink does not take you to the block. In the Command Window, you see a message:
... No system or file called 'subsystemName' found. ...