Search for architecture element
This function is part of the instance API that you can use to analyze the model
iteratively, element by element.
instance refers to the element
instance on which the iteration is being performed.
Look Up Component by Path
This example shows how to find a component by path in a robot model.
arch = systemcomposer.loadModel('Robot'); component = lookup(arch,'Path','Robot/Sensor')
component = Component with properties: IsAdapterComponent: 0 Architecture: [1x1 systemcomposer.arch.Architecture] Name: 'Sensor' Parent: [1x1 systemcomposer.arch.Architecture] Ports: [1x2 systemcomposer.arch.ComponentPort] OwnedPorts: [1x2 systemcomposer.arch.ComponentPort] OwnedArchitecture: [1x1 systemcomposer.arch.Architecture] Position: [349 74 469 174] Model: [1x1 systemcomposer.arch.Model] SimulinkHandle: 7.0042 SimulinkModelHandle: 0.0042 UUID: 'cfd62628-d365-47e4-8492-62cfeaa8dc15' ExternalUID: ''
object — Architecture model object
Architecture model object to look up, specified as a
comma-separated pairs of
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
UUID — UUID
character vector | string
UUID to use for search, specified as a character vector or string of the
SimulinkHandle — Simulink® handle
Simulink handle to use for search, specified as the
Path — Full path
character vector | string
Full path, specified as a character vector or string.
element — Model element
architecture object | component object | port object | connector object
instance — Element instance
architecture instance | component instance | port instance | connector instance
|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:
|Compose Architecture Visually|
|model||A System Composer model is the file that contains architectural information, including components, ports, connectors, interfaces, and behaviors.|
Perform operations on a model:
System Composer models are stored as SLX files.
|Create an 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 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|
|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:
|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|
|analysis||Analysis is a method for quantitatively evaluating an architecture for certain characteristics. Static analysis analyzes the structure of the system. Static analysis uses an analysis function and parametric values of properties captured in the system model.||Use analyses to calculate overall reliability, mass roll-up, performance, or thermal characteristics of a system, or to perform a SWaP analysis.|
|analysis function||An analysis function is a MATLAB® function that computes values necessary to evaluate the architecture using properties of each element in the model instance.||Use an analysis function to calculate the result of an analysis.||Write Analysis Function|
|instance model||An instance model is a collection of instances.||You can update an instance model with changes to a model, but the instance
model will not update with changes in active variants or model references. You
can use an instance model, saved in an ||Run Analysis Function|
|instance||An instance is an occurrence of an architecture model element at a given point in time.||An instance freezes the active variant or model reference of the component in the instance model.||Create a Model Instance for Analysis|