As a model increases in size and complexity, you can simplify it by grouping blocks into subsystems. A subsystem is a set of blocks that you group into a single Subsystem block.
Establishes a hierarchical block diagram, where a Subsystem block is on one layer and the blocks that make up the subsystem are on another.
Keeps functionally related blocks together.
Helps reduce the number of blocks displayed in your model window.
Establishes an interface with inputs and outputs.
When you make a copy of a subsystem, that copy is independent of the source subsystem. To reuse the contents of a subsystem across a model or across models, consider referenced subsystems, referenced models, or subsystems linked to a block in a custom library. For more information, see Choose Among Types of Model Components.
A subsystem can be virtual or nonvirtual. A virtual subsystem provides graphical hierarchy in a model. A nonvirtual subsystem provides graphical hierarchy and executes as a unit within a model.
|Subsystem||Group blocks to create model hierarchy|
|Create subsystem containing specified set of blocks|
|Copy graphical contents from system to empty subsystem|
|Replace subsystem with subsystem contents|
|Convert subsystem to model reference|
|Copy graphical contents from subsystem to empty system|
|Delete contents of subsystem|
Subsystem Reference Functions
|Converts all subsystem reference blocks to regular Subsystem blocks|
|Converts a subsystem reference block to a regular Subsystem block|
|Converts a Subsystem block to subsystem reference|
|Returns all the active instances of subsystem references|
|Returns child Subsystem block diagrams that are referred in the given block diagram and are also being edited|
|Returns all subsystem reference blocks inside a block diagram|
|Returns all the child Subsystem block diagrams for a given block diagram|
|Returns the nearest parent subsystem reference for a block|
|Returns the system that has acquired the lock for editing|
|Checks if the system is locked due to an edit or update to the subsystem reference|
|Generate unit test signatures of subsystem file|
|Return names of unit tests of subsystem file|
|Remove previously generated unit test signatures of subsystem file|
|Open dialog to show difference in signatures of two subsystem blocks|
|Open dialog to show difference in signatures of subsystem reference instance with unit test signatures|
|Model Reference Conversion Advisor||Convert subsystems to referenced models|
|Referenced Files Pane||View, save, and close referenced subsystems and models|
- Create Subsystems
How to create subsystems.
- Expand Subsystem Contents
Flatten a model hierarchy by bringing the contents of a subsystem up one level.
- Navigate Model Hierarchies
Navigate model hierarchy of subsystems and referenced models.
- Preview Content of Model Components
Display representation of block contents on the face of a block.
- Subsystem Reference
Save a subsystem in a separate file and reference it in a model.
- Reference a Subsystem File in a Model
Use subsystem reference in a model.
- Change Subsystem Reference Component Dynamically Using InitFcn
This example shows how to dynamically change the subsystem reference component using the Initialization Function.
- Validate Subsystem Reference Use and Build Model Using Component Codes
This example shows how to check the valid use of subsystem reference instances in a model and reuse generated subsystem component codes to build the model using unit testing.