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systemcomposer.openModel

Open System Composer model

Description

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model = systemcomposer.openModel(modelName) opens the architecture model with name modelName for editing and returns the systemcomposer.arch.Model object.

Examples

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Create, save, and close a model. Open the model and display the model's properties.

model = systemcomposer.createModel("new_arch");
model.close;
model.save;
openedModel = systemcomposer.openModel("new_arch")
openedModel = 

  model with properties:

                   Name: 'new_arch'
           Architecture: [1×1 systemcomposer.arch.Architecture]
         SimulinkHandle: 2.0005
                  Views: [0×0 systemcomposer.view.ViewArchitecture]
               Profiles: [0×0 systemcomposer.profile.Profile]
    InterfaceDictionary: [1×1 systemcomposer.interface.Dictionary]

Input Arguments

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Name of architecture model to open, specified as a character vector or string. The model must exist on the MATLAB® path.

Example: "new_arch"

Data Types: char | string

Output Arguments

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Architecture model, returned as a systemcomposer.arch.Model object.

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Definitions

TermDefinitionApplicationMore Information
architecture

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:

  • Functional architecture describes the flow of data in a system.

  • Logical architecture describes the intended operation of a system.

  • Physical architecture describes the platform or hardware in a system.

You can define parameters on the architecture level using the Parameter Editor.

model

A System Composer model is the file that contains architectural information, including components, ports, connectors, interfaces, and behaviors.

Perform operations on a model:

  • Extract the root-level architecture contained in the model.

  • Apply profiles.

  • Link interface data dictionaries.

  • Generate instances from model architecture.

A System Composer model is stored as an SLX file.

Create Architecture Model with Interfaces and Requirement Links
component

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. Transfer information between components with:

Components
port

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:

  • Component ports are interaction points on the component to other components.

  • Architecture ports are ports on the boundary of the system, whether the boundary is within a component or the overall architecture model.

Ports
connector

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.

Connections

Version History

Introduced in R2019a