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Configure Simulink to ask for new model version when saving the model

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Currently, Simulink can be configured to prompt for a comment each time a model is saved.
I do not want it to increment the version number on its own, so I have removed the AutoIncrement macro in the History section of Model properties.
Although, I would like to have the option of choosing the model version number along with the message each time when saving the model if possible so as to increment both major and minor releases at my own pace, conveniently, and without forgetting.
Currently using MATLAB 2017b
Thanks for the help!

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Urmila Rajpurohith
Urmila Rajpurohith on 3 Nov 2020
This might be possible using model callbacks, but it would have to be added to every model manually, or to the default Simulink template.
EX:
open the model
set_param(bdroot, 'presavefcn', 'str=inputdlg;set_param(bdroot, ''ModelVersionFormat'', str{1})')

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Urmila Rajpurohith
Urmila Rajpurohith on 23 Oct 2020
Hi
If you want to change the model version you can use "set_param" function before saving the model.
for example if you want to change the model version to 1.10, then you can use
set_param(modelname,'Modelversionformat','1.10')
Hope this helps!

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Ansh Gandhi
Ansh Gandhi on 26 Oct 2020
Hi,
Thanks for responding, that is definitely a good way of doing it, but I was looking for something like the comment prompt that can be configured to remind you everytime you save because it can be easy to miss either due to plain forgetfulness or by relatively inexperienced users.
Urmila Rajpurohith
Urmila Rajpurohith on 30 Oct 2020
Hi
Can you tell us more details about why you require this workflow?
because many people would use source control tool features to do this kind of tracking rather than depending on the user typing in information on each model save.
Ansh Gandhi
Ansh Gandhi on 2 Nov 2020
Hi,
I understand what you mean, in this case this workflow seems important in order to align all modelling activities and versions across different teams according to common release naming standards for major and minor versions. The documentation of the models need to be tied to SW version so having the model version number same as SW version number seemed like a good idea. Then the user needs to remember to update the major version of the model which maybe this prompt could help with. Commit ids and version control have been useful in the past, but documentation seems to be coupled more with model version number rather than commit id, which is more human readable as well.
I hope that made sense!

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