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Design Considerations

Design considerations for formal analysis and dynamic testing of models

In the beginning of a project, use Simulink® Design Verifier™ to guide the design process as you build your model. Start by learning the analysis workflow, and run analysis progressively as your model grows. If you have an existing design in Simulink, see Component Selection.


Basic Workflow for Simulink Design Verifier

Overview of the basic Simulink Design Verifier workflow.

Generate Test Cases for a Subsystem

Analyze an individual subsystem.

Analyze a Stateflow Atomic Subchart

Analyzing an atomic subchart using Simulink Design Verifier software.

Analyze a Model

Analyzing a simple example model with Simulink Design Verifier.

Analyze a Simple Model

Analyzing a simple model that demonstrates Simulink Design Verifier capabilities.

Analyze a Large Model

Describes techniques for analyzing a large model.

Analyze Export-Function Models

Analyzing an export-function models by using Simulink Design Verifier.


Approximations Simulink Design Verifier performs before beginning its analysis.

Reporting Approximations Through Validation Results

Describes how Simulink Design Verifier reports approximations through validation results.

Logical Operations

If you have a Simulink model with both logical and arithmetic operations, consider analyzing only the logical operations.

Logic Operations Short-Circuiting

Explains how Simulink Design Verifier short-circuits logic blocks.

Modified Condition and Decision Coverage in Simulink Design Verifier

Describes the difference between MCDC coverage in Simulink Design Verifier and in Simulink Coverage™.

Model Blocks

Analyzing Model blocks that reference external models.

Block Reduction

Explains how Simulink reduces blocks during simulation and how it affects the Simulink Design Verifier analysis.

Inlined Parameters

Optimize Simulink models by transforming tunable parameters into constant values.

Nonfinite Data

Simulink Design Verifier does not support nonfinite data (for example, NaN and Inf) and related operations.

Large Models

An overview of techniques for analyzing large models.

Sources of Model Complexity

Describes model characteristics that may complicate an analysis.

Bottom-Up Approach to Model Analysis

Explains the benefits of analyzing a model starting with low-level elements.