Simulink Real-Time Explorer Basic Operations

Simulink® Real-Time™ Explorer is a graphical user interface for the Simulink Real-Time product. It runs on your development computer and provides a single point of contact for most interactions.

    Note:   Do not use Simulink external mode while Simulink Real-Time Explorer is running. Use only one interface or the other.

Through Simulink Real-Time Explorer, you can perform basic operations, such as:

  • Add and configure target computers for the Simulink Real-Time software, up to 64 target computers.

  • Create boot DVDs or CDs, removable drives, and network boot images for particular target computers.

  • Connect the target computers for your Simulink Real-Time system to the development computer.

  • Download a prebuilt real-time application, or DLM, to a target computer.

  • Start and stop the real-time application that has been downloaded to the target.

  • Add and remove host, target, or file scopes associated with the downloaded real-time application.

  • Monitor signals.

  • Add or remove signals associated with Simulink Real-Time scopes.

  • Start and stop scopes.

  • Adjust parameter values for the signals while the real-time application is running.

  • Export a Simulink Real-Time Explorer configuration as a separate executable.

To start Simulink Real-Time Explorer:

  • In the Simulink Editor, click Tools > Simulink Real-Time.

  • In the Command Window, type slrtexplr.

There are four major panes in Simulink Real-Time Explorer:

  • Targets pane — The top-left Targets pane lists the targets in your Simulink Real-Time hierarchy. Under each target are nodes representing the properties and (if accessible) the file system of the target.

  • Applications pane — The bottom left Applications pane lists the real-time applications running on the targets. Under each application are nodes representing the properties, signal and parameter groupings, and (if available) the model hierarchy of the application.

  • Scopes pane — The top right Scopes pane lists the scopes defined on the active real-time applications, whether predefined or dynamically created.

  • Output pane — The bottom center Output pane receives status messages from Simulink Real-Time Explorer.

The top center pane displays under separate tabs information associated with nodes selected in one of the other panes.

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