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Architecture view element group

Since R2021a


    An ElementGroup object is used to manage element groups in architecture views for a System Composer™ model.


    Create a view using the createView function and get the Root property of the new systemcomposer.view.View object. The Root property returns the systemcomposer.view.ElementGroup that defines the view.

    objView = createView(objModel);
    objElemGroup = objView.Root


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    Name of element group, specified as a character vector.

    Example: 'NewElementGroup'

    Data Types: char

    Elements in view, specified as an array of systemcomposer.arch.BaseComponent objects.

    Subgroups under the parent element group, specified as an array of systemcomposer.view.ElementGroup objects.

    Universal unique identifier, specified as a character vector.

    Example: '91d5de2c-b14c-4c76-a5d6-5dd0037c52df'

    Data Types: char

    Object Functions

    addElementAdd component to element group of view
    removeElementRemove component from element group of view
    createSubGroupCreate subgroup in element group of view
    getSubGroupGet subgroup in element group of view
    deleteSubGroupDelete subgroup in element group of view
    destroyRemove model element


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    Use a keyless entry system architecture model to programmatically create views.

    Import the namespace with queries.

    import systemcomposer.query.*

    Open the Simulink® project file for the keyless entry system.


    Load the example model into System Composer™.

    model = systemcomposer.loadModel("KeylessEntryArchitecture");

    Hardware Component Review Status View

    Create a view that selects all hardware components in the architecture model and groups them using the ReviewStatus property.

    1. Construct a query to select all hardware components.

    hwCompQuery = HasStereotype(IsStereotypeDerivedFrom("AutoProfile.HardwareComponent"));

    2. Use the query to create a view.

    model.createView("Hardware Component Review Status",...

    3. To open the Architecture Views Gallery the Modeling section, click Architecture Views.


    Hardware component review status component diagram view.

    FOB Locater System Supplier View

    Create a view with components from the FOB Locater System and group them using existing and new view components for the suppliers. In this example, you will use element groups, groupings of components in a view, to programmatically populate a view.

    1. Create a view architecture.

    fobSupplierView = model.createView("FOB Locater System Supplier Breakdown",...

    2. Add a subgroup called Supplier D. Add the FOB Locater Module to the view element subgroup.

    supplierD = fobSupplierView.Root.createSubGroup("Supplier D");
    supplierD.addElement("KeylessEntryArchitecture/FOB Locater System/FOB Locater Module");

    3. Create a new subgroup for Supplier A.

    supplierA = fobSupplierView.Root.createSubGroup("Supplier A");

    4. Add each of the FOB Receivers to the view element subgroup.

    FOBLocaterSystem = model.lookup("Path","KeylessEntryArchitecture/FOB Locater System");

    Find all the components which contain the name Receiver.

    receiverCompPaths = model.find(...

    FOB locater system supplier view component diagram.

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    Version History

    Introduced in R2021a