In this first stage, you must identify what it is you want to test. The SystemTest™ software lets you specify input data, such as measurements from a model or device, and compare this input data to some predefined limits. Based on this comparison, the SystemTest software can declare whether a test passes or fails.
Keep the following in mind as you plan tests:
Identify your test data and test vectors.
Specify test limits and determine if these limits can be expressed as scalar or matrix values. (The Limit Check element supports both scalar and matrix data.)
Determine what operations your test must perform. Must certain operations happen before others?
Determine pass/fail criteria for your test.
Decide which test variables you want to save as test results.
After this planning, you can begin to construct your test, which is described in Construct a Test.