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openViews

Open architecture views editor

Description

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openViews(model) opens the architecture views editor for the specified model, model. If the model is already open, openViews will bring the views to the front.

The method openViews is from the class systemcomposer.arch.Model.

Examples

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Create a view component with a context view. Open the views editor for a model.

scKeylessEntrySystem
model = systemcomposer.loadModel('KeylessEntryArchitecture');
fobSupplierView = model.createView('FOB Locator System Supplier Breakdown',...
    'Color','lightblue');

% Open the views editor and see the new view in light blue
openViews(model);

Input Arguments

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Architecture model, specified as a systemcomposer.arch.Model object.

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Definitions

TermDefinitionApplicationMore Information
architectureA 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:

  • Functional architecture describes the flow of data in a system.

  • Logical architecture describes the intended operation of a system.

  • Physical architecture describes the platform or hardware in a system.

Compose Architecture Visually
modelA System Composer model is the file that contains architectural information, including components, ports, connectors, interfaces, and behaviors.

Perform operations on a model:

  • Extract the root level architecture contained in the model.

  • Apply profiles.

  • Link interface data dictionaries.

  • Generate instances from model architecture.

System Composer models are stored as .slx files.

Create an Architecture Model
componentA 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
portA 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:

  • Component ports are interaction points on the component to other components.

  • Architecture ports are ports on the boundary of the system, whether the boundary is within a component or the overall architecture model.

Ports
connectorConnectors 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

TermDefinitionApplicationMore Information
viewA 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. Construct views by pulling in elements manually. Views create a simplified way to work with complex architectures by focusing on certain parts of the architecture design.

You can use different types of views to represent the system:

  • Operational views demonstrate how a system will be used and should be well integrated with requirements analysis.

  • Functional views focus on what the system must do to operate.

  • Physical views show how the system is constructed and configured.

A viewpoint represents a stakeholder perspective that specifies the contents of the view.

element groupAn element group is a grouping of components in a view.Use element groups to programmatically populate a view.Create Architectural Views Programmatically
queryA 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 a Model Using Queries

Introduced in R2019b