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Remove architecture view query

Since R2021a



    removeQuery(view,keepContents) removes the selection query and groupings on the view view with the option to keep contents (keepContents), which leaves the elements that were selected in the view. removeQuery allows for manually editing the view element by element. If keepContents is true, any property-based groupings are kept intact in the diagram but removed from GroupBy.


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    Open the keyless entry system example and create a view. Specify the color as light blue, the query as all components, and group by the review status.

    import systemcomposer.query.*
    model = systemcomposer.loadModel("KeylessEntryArchitecture");
    view = model.createView("All Components Grouped by Review Status",...

    Open the Architecture Views Gallery to see the new view All Components Grouped by Review Status.


    Remove the query and keep the contents. The view is now manually editable element by element, and the groupings are preserved.


    Input Arguments

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    Architecture view, specified as a systemcomposer.view.View object.

    Whether to keep contents in view, specified as a logical 1 (true) to keep contents specified by the removed selection query and property-based groupings or 0 (false) to remove all contents from the view.

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    TermDefinitionApplicationMore Information

    A view shows a customizable subset of elements in a model. Views can be filtered based on stereotypes or names of components, ports, and interfaces, along with the name, type, or units of an interface element. Create views by adding elements manually. Views create a simplified way to work with complex architectures by focusing on certain parts of the architectural design.

    You can use different types of views to represent the system. Switch between a component diagram, component hierarchy, or architecture hierarchy. For software architectures, you can switch to a class diagram view. A viewpoint represents a stakeholder perspective that specifies the contents of the view.

    element group

    An element group is a grouping of components in a view.

    Use element groups to programmatically populate a view.


    A query is a specification that describes certain constraints or criteria to be satisfied by model elements.

    Use queries to search elements with constraint criteria and to filter views.

    Find Elements in Model Using Queries
    component diagram

    A component diagram represents a view with components, ports, and connectors based on how the model is structured.

    Component diagrams allow you to programmatically or manually add and remove components from the view.

    Inspect Components in Custom Architecture Views
    hierarchy diagram

    You can visualize a hierarchy diagram as a view with components, ports, reference types, component stereotypes, and stereotype properties.

    There are two types of hierarchy diagrams:

    • Component hierarchy diagrams display components in tree form with parents above children. In a component hierarchy view, each referenced model is represented as many times as it is used.

    • Architecture hierarchy diagrams display unique component architecture types and their relationships using composition connections. In an architecture hierarchy view, each referenced model is represented only once.

    Display Component Hierarchy and Architecture Hierarchy Using Views

    Version History

    Introduced in R2021a