Simulink provides tools to help you manage project-related files, components, and large amounts of data.
Managing Project-Related Files
Simulink Projects is an interactive tool for managing project files and connecting to source control software. The Simulink Projects tool promotes collaboration across teams by enabling you to:
- Find all project-related files
- Create shortcuts for accessing common operations and initializing and shutting down projects
- Label modified files for peer review
- Share projects using Apache™ Subversion® (SVN), an external source control tool
Simulink Projects provides connectivity to tools for source control, version control, software configuration management (SCM), product lifecycle management (PLM), and application lifecycle management (ALM). You can create a custom adapter for other third-party source control tools using the Simulink Projects Source Control SDK.
Building Design Components
Simulink facilitates component-based modeling and modular design. You can segment your model into design components and then model, simulate, and verify each component independently. You can save components as subsystems in a library, or use model referencing to save components as separate models. Team members can then work on those components in parallel.
You can manage design variants in the same model using Model Variants and Variant Subsystems. This capability simplifies the creation and management of designs that share components, as one model can represent a family of designs.
Managing Large-Scale Data
Bus signals are provided in Simulink for managing a large set of signal data in your model. With bus signals you can consolidate multiple signals into one object, making it easier to connect those signals to another block. You can also define an array of buses to manage a group of bus objects within one package.
The Model Explorer is a graphical data dictionary tool that helps you organize, view, modify, and add data to your Simulink models. With the Model Explorer you can:
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- Customize the interface to show only the data and properties that you want to see
- Control the scope of the data to define which components have access to that data