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In the System Explorer window, select Targets»Controller»Simulation Models from the configuration tree and click the Add a Simulation Model button to display this dialog box. Use this dialog box to add and configure a simulation model.
This dialog box contains the following pages:
- General—Contains the following options:
- Name—Specifies the name of the model that displays in the System Explorerconfiguration tree.
- Path—Specifies the path to the model file on disk.
- Simulation model info—Displays information about the model.
- Settings—Contains the following options:
- Initial state—Specifies the initial execution state for the model:
- Initial state running—Specifies that the initial state of the model is running.
- Initial state paused—Specifies that the initial state of the model is paused.
- Decimation—Specifies the decimation to apply to the Primary Control Loop (PCL) rate to determine the Rate of the model, where Rate = PCL rate / Decimation.
- Rate—Displays the rate in hertz at which the model executes.
- Auto Select Decimation—Automatically selects the Decimation for the model.
- Simulation model processor—Specifies the mode to use to determine the processor on which the model runs. You can select from the following options:
- Automatic—(Default) The RT scheduler determines the optimal processor on which to execute the model at each iteration.
- Manual—Executes the model on the processor you specify in the Processor field.
- Processor—Specifies the processor on which to run the model, where 0 is the first processor.
- Description—Specifies a description for the model.
- Parameters and Signals—Contains the following options:
- Common—Specifies common options for importing a model. This option is enabled by default.
- Import all parameters—Imports all parameters from a model.
- Import all signals—Imports all signals from a model.
- Import signals with name only—Imports only signals that have names.
- Filtered—Specifies the options to use to filter out certain parameters and signals from your imported models.
- Regular expression parameters—Imports only parameters that match the regular expression you specify.
- Regular expression signals—Imports only signals that match the regular expression you specify.
- Filter out signals without names—Imports only signals that have names.
- Display Settings—Specifies options for displaying imported parameters and signals in the configuration tree.
- Hide signals without name—Hides the imported signals that do not have names.
- Scope for Global Parameters—Specifies whether or not global parameters in the current model share their values with other models:
- Target—Specifies that updates to a global parameter also apply to any global parameters with the same name in other models that run on the same target.
- Model—Specifies to restrict updates to only the current model.
- Inports and Outports—Contains the following options:
- Vector port specification—Specifies whether to import vector inports and outports as a group of scalar channels or a single vector channel. Each option has use cases for which it is appropriate.
- Segment into scalar channels—Separates vector inports and outports into scalar channels.
- Maintain as vector channel—Maintains vector inports and outports.
Recommendations for Configuring Models