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Propagate Variant Conditions to Enable or Disable Model or Subsystem References in Hierarchy

Simulink® compiles referenced models before propagating variant conditions. A variant condition can activate or deactivate a Model block, but the variant condition does not propagate into the referenced model. Instead, it stays on the boundary. However, the blocks inside the referenced model inherit the variant condition from the Model block.

Explore the Model

Consider the slexVariantMdlRefCondProp model.


In the model, the Variant Source1 block has a variant condition V == 1 that propagates to the Model block sub1. Since sub1 is a Model block, the variant condition stays on the boundary and applies to the referenced model within the Model block. If sub1 is active, the blocks within sub1 are also active. If sub1 is inactive, the blocks within sub1 are also inactive, thus making sub1 conditional.

A Model block can propagate variant conditions from its interface (input, output, or control port), if those variant conditions originate at ports inside the block. In this example, the Model block sub2 propagates the variant conditions received from the referenced model slexVariantMdlRefCondProp_sub2 at the outports.



Generate Code for Model Reference Blocks

For an example on how to generate code, see Generate Code for Model References Connected to Variant Blocks (Simulink Coder).

See Also

Propagate Variant Conditions to Define Variant Regions with Variant Blocks