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Create profile



    profile = systemcomposer.profile.Profile.createProfile(profileName) creates a new profile with name profileName.


    Before you move, copy, or rename a profile to a different directory, you must close the profile in the Profile Editor or by using the close function. If you rename a profile, follow the example for the renameProfile function.


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    Create a model.

    model = systemcomposer.createModel("archModel");

    Create a profile with a stereotype and properties, open the Profile Editor, then apply the profile to the model.

    profile = systemcomposer.profile.Profile.createProfile("LatencyProfile");
    latencybase = profile.addStereotype("LatencyBase");

    Save the profile in a file in the current directory as LatencyProfile.xml.

    path =;

    Input Arguments

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    Name of profile, specified as a character vector or string. Profile must be available on the MATLAB® path with a .xml extension.

    Example: "LatencyProfile"

    Data Types: char | string

    Output Arguments

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    Profile, returned as a systemcomposer.profile.Profile object.

    More About

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    TermDefinitionApplicationMore Information

    Stereotypes provide a mechanism to extend the core language elements and add domain-specific metadata.

    Apply stereotypes to core element types. An element can have multiple stereotypes. Stereotypes allow you to style different elements. Stereotypes provide elements with a common set of properties, such as mass, cost, and power.


    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.

    You can use profiles to create a domain of specialized 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