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Apply stereotype to all elements in architecture

Since R2019a



batchApplyStereotype(arch,elementType,stereotype) applies the stereotype stereotype to all elements that match the element type elementType within the architecture arch.

batchApplyStereotype(___,'Recurse',flag) applies the stereotype stereotype to all elements that match the element type elementType within the architecture arch and recursively to its sub-architectures according to the value of flag.


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Create a profile, add a connector stereotype, and add a property with a default value. Open the Profile Editor to inspect the profile.

profile = systemcomposer.profile.Profile.createProfile("LatencyProfile");
stereotype = addStereotype(profile,"standardConn",AppliesTo="Connector");

Create a model with three components, ports, and connectors between them. Improve the model layout.

modelName = "archModel";
arch = systemcomposer.createModel(modelName,true);
rootArch = get(arch,"Architecture");
names = ["Component1","Component2","Component3"];
newComponents = addComponent(rootArch,names);
outPort1 = addPort(newComponents(1).Architecture,"testSig1","out"); 
inPort1 = addPort(newComponents(2).Architecture,"testSig1","in");
outPort2 = addPort(newComponents(2).Architecture,"testSig2","out"); 
inPort2 = addPort(newComponents(3).Architecture,"testSig2","in");
conn1 = connect(newComponents(1),newComponents(2));
conn2 = connect(newComponents(2),newComponents(3));

Apply the profile to the model.


Apply the connector stereotype to all the connectors in the architecture rootArch. Inspect the connectors in the Property Inspector to confirm the applied stereotypes.


Input Arguments

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

Element type, specified as "Component", "Port", "Connector", "Interface", or "Function". The element type "Function" is only available for software architectures.

Data Types: char | string

Stereotype to apply, specified as a character vector or string in the form "<profile>.<stereotype>". This stereotype must be applicable for the element type.

Data Types: char | string

Whether to apply stereotype recursively, specified as a logical. If flag is 1 (true), the stereotype is applied to the elements in the architecture and its sub-architectures.

Data Types: logical

More About

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TermDefinitionApplicationMore Information

A System Composer™ architecture represents a system of components and how they interface with each other structurally and behaviorally.

Different types of architectures describe different aspects of systems. You can use views to visualize a subset of components in an architecture. You can define parameters on the architecture level using the Parameter Editor.


A 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.

A System Composer model is stored as an SLX file.

Create Architecture Model with Interfaces and Requirement Links

A 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 architectural 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. Transfer information between components with:


A 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.


Connectors 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.


TermDefinitionApplicationMore Information

A stereotype is a custom extension of the modeling language. Stereotypes provide a mechanism to extend the architecture language elements by adding domain-specific metadata.

Apply stereotypes to model elements such as root-level architecture, component architecture, connectors, ports, data interfaces, value types, functions, requirements, and links. Functions only apply to software architectures. You must have a Requirements Toolbox™ license to apply stereotypes to requirements and links. A model element can have multiple stereotypes. Stereotypes provide model elements with a common set of property fields, such as mass, cost, and power.

Extend Architectural Design Using Stereotypes

A property is a field in a stereotype. You can specify property values for each element to which the stereotype is applied.

Use properties to store quantitative characteristics, such as weight or speed, that are associated with a model element. Properties can also be descriptive or represent a status. You can view and edit the properties of each element in the architecture model using the Property Inspector.


A profile is a package of stereotypes that you can use to create a self-consistent domain of element types.

Author profiles and apply profiles to a model using the Profile Editor. You can store stereotypes for a project in one or several profiles. When you save profiles, they are stored in XML files.

Version History

Introduced in R2019a