Simulink Compiler Workflow Overview
Compiler™ lets you share simulations as standalone applications. Simulink
Compiler extends the capabilities of MATLAB®
Compiler to allow Simulink
sim command and associated Simulink functions in the deployed script or application. For more information about
Compiler, see MATLAB
The application users who use these deployed applications are not expected to interact with the Simulink model directly. The Simulink user provides the application user with a tool that allows them to explore task-specific scenarios without looking at the underlying model that represents the dynamic system. The application users can change model parameters and simulation inputs, and record and analyze simulation outputs.
To develop an application, the Simulink user:
Prepares the Simulink model to be compatible with Simulink Compiler, such as checking that the model simulates correctly in rapid accelerator mode. For limitations of rapid accelerator mode and Simulink Compiler, see Rapid Accelerator Limitations.
For information on toolboxes supported by Simulink Compiler, see Toolboxes Supported by Simulink Compiler.
Creates an application that simulate the model using the
simcommand, in a script or an App designer app.
Configures the script or the app for deployment by using
simulink.compiler.configureForDeploymentfunction adapts the model to run in Rapid Accelerator mode.
Creates a standalone application using the
mcccommand or the
Shares the standalone application.
To use the application, the application user:
Installs MATLAB Runtime environment for the deployed application.
Uses the deployed application.
The following Simulink functions and classes are deployable:
Simulation Pacing in Rapid Accelerator Mode
Using simulation pacing in rapid accelerator mode allows you to use simulation pacing with the deployed standalone executables. You can slow down the simulation of your deployed executable to better visualize simulations and understand system behavior.
To use simulation pacing in rapid accelerator mode, or in the deployed executable, you
can use the parameter
EnablePacing. To use pacing for a model with the
% Enable pacing set_param('modelName','EnablePacing','on') %Set pacing rate set_param('modelName','PacingRate',0.5)
Simulation pacing is turned off by default. The
EnablePacing and the
PacingRate parameters are saved with the model. Use of neither
parameters dirties the model.
PacingRate must be a non-zero positive
If the model contains a Simulation Pacer block (Aerospace Blockset™), Simulink gives a warning during simulation in the Diagnostic Viewer or the MATLAB
prompt. Simulation pacing takes place according to the
PacingRate parameters configuration. The simulation pace set on
Simulation Pacer block is ignored.
Simulation pacing is supported in command-line simulations and deployed mode only. In rapid accelerator mode, simulation pacing is not supported in the menu options in the Simulink Editor.