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Getting Started with SimEvents


Run Sample Models

Explore a SimEvents® demonstration model.

Build a Discrete-Event Model

Build a model using the Simulink® and SimEvents block libraries.

Explore Simulation Results Using Plots

Use these ways to examine and experiment with behavior of the D/D/1 example model.

Simulate a Hybrid System

Build a model that combines event-based and time-based components.

Count Entities

Using statistics, you can count entities across the simulation and per time instant.

About Discrete-Event Simulation

Discrete-Event Simulation in Simulink Models

SimEvents software incorporates discrete-event system modeling into the Simulink time-based framework, which is suited for modeling continuous-time and periodic discrete-time systems.

What Is an Entity?

Discrete-event simulations typically involve discrete items of interest. By definition, these items are called entities.

Role of Entities in SimEvents Models

How entities fit into the modeling process.

What Is an Event?

In a discrete-event simulation, an event is an observation of an instantaneous incident that may change a state variable, an output, and/or the occurrence of other events.


What storage represent in various application types.

Write Events Actions

What events represent in various application types.

Statistics Through SimEvents Blocks

The report of statistics is an important part of the SimEvents blocks.

Custom Discrete Event Systems

To create SimEvents custom blocks, use the MATLAB Discrete Event System or Discrete Event Chart block.

SimEvents Common Design Patterns

The SimEvents library provides design patterns that you can refer to while modeling.


Works containing background information about discrete-event simulation

SimEvents Terminology

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