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Basic Modeling Workflow

In large, well-defined projects, you define file management and model architecture upfront. Your predefined requirements drive components and interfaces.

To understand how to create such projects, you must know how to create scalable models that represent system equations. This example shows how file storage and model architecture change to satisfy evolving project requirements as model size and complexity increases.

The example starts with a simple model that represents an algorithm.

Simple model with areas that represent the sources, system, and sinks

The model grows and evolves into a simple project that manages the model, subsystem, and supporting files required by the model hierarchy.

Project that contains a subsystem file, three model files, three scripts, and a function

Walk through these steps to follow along with the modeling decisions as the model hierarchy evolves.

You can use the files provided at any of these steps as starting points for your design. The final example helps you create a project that contains the model components and supporting files developed in this example set.