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How to generate a Simulink S-Function programmatically?

Asked by Alexander Gebel on 17 Jul 2017
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on 24 Aug 2017
Hello, i have different Simulink models with lots of Subsystems in there. Some of these Subsystems must be generated as s-function. I was thinking about writing a script to generate the s-functions, but i don't found a function building s-functions programmatically. Is there any way?

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Answer by Saurabh Gupta on 19 Jul 2017
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You should be able to use a combination of instructions in the following two documentation sections to write a script that generates S-functions for you.
The high level idea is to
  1. set the System Target as 'rtwsfcn.tlc',
  2. make sure "Create new model" is selected, and
  3. use the subsystem handle to call the 'rtwbuild' function like
>> new_block = rtwbuild(subsystem_handle)
The 'rtwbuild' function will return the handle to the newly created S-function block, which you should be able to use to perform the intended operations on the new block (like replacing the sub-system with it or saving the block in a new model).

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If the subsystem is connected to a bus-signal, this method won't work:
"The input to the Bus Selector block must be a virtual or nonvirtual bus signal.A possible cause of this error is the use of a bus-capable block"
When manually clicking "Build selected Subsystem" Simulink automatically creates two subsystems left and right to the s-function. Is there any way to programmatically (via script) trigger this process?
Thanks very much in advance!

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