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connect

Create architecture model connections

Description

connectors = connect(srcComponent,destComponent) connects the unconnected output ports of srcComponent to the unconnected input ports of destComponent based on matching port names, and returns a handle to the connector.

connectors = connect(architecture,[srcComponent,srcComponent,...],[destComponent,destComponent,...]) connects arrays of components in the architecture.

connectors = connect(architecture,[],destComponent) connects a parent architecture input port to a destination child component.

connectors = connect(architecture,srcComponent,[]) connects a source child component to a parent architecture output port.

connectors = connect(srcPort,destPort) connects a source port and a destination port.

connectors = connect(srcPort,destPort,stereotype) connects a source port and a destination port and applies a stereotype to the connector.

connectors = connect(___,Name,Value) specifies options using one or more name-value pair arguments in addition to the input arguments in previous syntaxes.

Examples

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Create and connect two components.

Create a top-level architecture model.

modelName = 'archModel';
arch = systemcomposer.createModel(modelName);
rootArch = get(arch,'Architecture');

Create two new components.

names = {'Component1','Component2'};
newComponents = addComponent(rootArch,names);

Add ports to the components.

outPort1 = addPort(newComponents(1).Architecture,'testSig','out'); 
inPort1 = addPort(newComponents(2).Architecture,'testSig','in');

Connect components.

conns = connect(newComponents(1),newComponents(2));

View the model.

systemcomposer.openModel(modelName);

Improve the model layout.

Simulink.BlockDiagram.arrangeSystem(modelName)

Create and connect two ports.

Create a top-level architecture model.

modelName = 'archModel';
arch = systemcomposer.createModel(modelName);
rootArch = get(arch,'Architecture');                  

Create two new components.

names = {'Component1','Component2'};
newcomponents = addComponent(rootArch,names);

Add ports to the components.

outPort1 = addPort(newComponents(1).Architecture,'testSig','out'); 
inPort1 = addPort(newComponents(2).Architecture,'testSig','in');

Extract the component ports.

srcPort = getPort(newComponents(1),'testSig');
destPort = getPort(newComponents(2),'testSig');

Connect the ports.

conns = connect(srcPort,destPort);

View the model.

systemcomposer.openModel(modelName);

Improve the model layout.

Simulink.BlockDiagram.arrangeSystem(modelName)

Create and connect destination architecture port interface element to component.

Create a top-level architecture model.

modelName = 'archModel';
arch = systemcomposer.createModel(modelName);
rootArch = get(arch,'Architecture');                  

Create a new component.

newComponent = addComponent(rootArch,'Component1');

Add destination architecture ports to the component and the architecture.

outPortComp = addPort(newComponent.Architecture,'testSig','out');
outPortArch = addPort(rootArch,'testSig','out');

Extract corresponding port objects.

compSrcPort = getPort(newComponent,'testSig');
archDestPort = getPort(rootArch,'testSig');

Add and interface and an interface element, and associate the interface with the architecture port.

interface = arch.InterfaceDictionary.addInterface('interface');
interface.addElement('x');
archDestPort.setInterface(interface);

Select an element on the architecture port and establish a connection.

conns = connect(compSrcPort,archDestPort,'DestinationElement','x');

View the model.

systemcomposer.openModel(modelName);

Improve the model layout.

Simulink.BlockDiagram.arrangeSystem(modelName)

Input Arguments

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Interface and underlying structural definition of model or component, specified as a systemcomposer.arch.Architecture object.

Source component, specified as a systemcomposer.arch.Component object.

Destination component, specified as a systemcomposer.arch.Component object.

Source port to connect, specified as a systemcomposer.arch.ComponentPort or systemcomposer.arch.ArchitecturePort object.

Destination port to connect, specified as a systemcomposer.arch.ComponentPort or systemcomposer.arch.ArchitecturePort object.

Stereotype to apply to the connection, specified as a fully-qualified name in the form '<profile>.<stereotype>'.

Data Types: char

Name-Value Pair Arguments

Specify optional comma-separated pairs of Name,Value arguments. Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name must appear inside quotes. You can specify several name and value pair arguments in any order as Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN.

Example: connect(archPort,compPort,'SourceElement','a')

Option to apply stereotype to connector, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'Stereotype' and a fully-qualified name in the form '<profile>.<stereotype>'.

This Name-Value pair is only applicable when connecting components.

Example: conns = connect(srcComp,destComp,'Stereotype','GeneralProfile.ConnStereotype')

Data Types: char

Option to specify rule for connections, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'Rule' and a character vector as 'name' based on the name of ports, or 'interface' based on the interface name on ports.

This Name-Value pair is only applicable when connecting components.

Example: conns = connect([srcComp1,srcComp2],[destComp1,destComp2],'Rule','interface')

Data Types: char

Option for the same source component to connect to multiple destination components, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'MultipleOutputConnectors' and a numeric or logical 1 (true) or 0 (false).

This Name-Value pair is only applicable when connecting components.

Example: conns = connect(srcComp,[destComp1,destComp2],'MultipleOutputConnectors',true)

Data Types: logical

Option to select source element for connection, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'SourceElement' and a character vector of the name of the signal element.

This Name-Value pair is only applicable when connecting ports.

Example: conns = connect(archSrcPort,compDestPort,'SourceElement','x')

Data Types: char

Option to select destination element for connection, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'DestinationElement' and a character vector of the name of the signal element.

This Name-Value pair is only applicable when connecting ports.

Example: conns = connect(compSrcPort,archDestPort,'DestinationElement','x')

Data Types: char

Option to specify type of automatic line routing, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'Routing' and a character vector as 'smart' for automatic line routing that takes the best advantage of the blank spaces on the canvas and avoids overlapping other lines and labels, 'on' for automatic line routing, or 'off' for no automatic line routing.

Example: conns = connect(srcPort,destPort,'Routing','on')

Data Types: char

Output Arguments

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Created connections, returned as an array of systemcomposer.arch.Connector objects.

Introduced in R2019a