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Add variant components to architecture



variantList = addVariantComponent(architecture,variantComponents) adds a set of components specified by the cell array of names.

variantList = addVariantComponent(architecture,variantComponents,'Position',position) creates a variant component the architecture at a given position.


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Create model, get root architecture, and create a component with two variants.

model = systemcomposer.createModel('archModel',true);
arch = get(model,'Architecture');
names = {'Component1','Component2'}
variants = addVariantComponent(arch,names);

Input Arguments

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Parent architecture to which component is added, specified as a systemcomposer.arch.Architecture object.

Names of variant components, specified as a cell array of character vectors or an array of strings.

Data Types: char | string

Vector that specifies location of top corner and bottom corner of component, specified as a 1x4 numeric array. The array denotes the top corner in terms of its x and y coordinates followed by the x and y coordinates of the bottom corner. When adding more than one variant component, a matrix of size [Nx4] may be specified where N is the number of variant components being added.

Data Types: double

Output Arguments

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Variant components, returned as an array of systemcomposer.arch.VariantComponent objects. This array is the same size as variantComponents.

More About

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TermDefinitionApplicationMore Information
architectureA 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.

Compose Architecture Visually
modelA 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.

System Composer models are stored as SLX files.

Create an Architecture Model with Interfaces and Requirement Links
componentA 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 architecture 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.Components
portA 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.

connectorConnectors 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

TermDefinitionApplicationMore Information
variantA variant is one of many structural or behavioral choices in a variant component.Use variants to quickly swap different architectural designs for a component while performing analysis.Create Variants
variant controlA variant control is a string that controls the active variant choice.Set the variant control to programmatically control which variant is active.Set Condition

Introduced in R2019a