Design Model Architecture
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 individual components as blocks in a library or as separate files. Team members can then work on those components in parallel.
Organizing your model into hierarchical components can improve readability, traceability, and reusability, while allowing for concurrent development and unit testing. To mimic real-life systems, define components based on self-contained system functionality.
- Component-Based Modeling
Learn when to use different types of model components
Group blocks into functional subsystems, create model hierarchy
- Custom Libraries
Reusable libraries of blocks and subsystems
- Model References
Reuse models as blocks in other models
- Variant Systems
Create custom model versions to support different specifications, without duplication
- Data Stores
Define global values for multiple signals at different levels of a model
- Composite Signals
Use composite signals, such as buses, to group signals and reduce model complexity