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Create and Add Custom Data Elements

Generate an ASAP2 file by adding custom characteristics, measurements, axis-points, functions, groups, record layouts, and compu methods. By default, an ASAP2 file contains the data elements present in model that were configured to export.

Using the Simulink® Coder™ you can:

  • Create and add custom data elements such as characteristics, measurements, axis-points, functions, groups, record layouts, and compu methods.

  • Remove data elements from the ASAP2 file.

  • Filter and filter data elements based on their properties.

  • Get or update the properties of data elements.

Video - Customization of ASAP2 File

This video walks you through how to build a model and add, update, find, delete custom data elements in an ASAP2 file.

Customize an ASAP2 File

Add, update, filter, find, and remove ECU descriptions in an ASAP2 file.

Open and Build Example Model

Open the example model ASAP2Demo

open_system("ASAP2Demo");

Build the model.

rtwbuild("ASAP2Demo");
### Starting serial model reference code generation build.
### Successfully updated the model reference code generation target for: ASAP2DemoModelRef
### Starting build procedure for: ASAP2Demo
### Successful completion of build procedure for: ASAP2Demo

Build Summary

Code generation targets built:

Model              Action                        Rebuild Reason                       
======================================================================================
ASAP2DemoModelRef  Code generated and compiled.  ASAP2DemoModelRef.c does not exist.  

Top model targets built:

Model      Action                        Rebuild Reason                                    
===========================================================================================
ASAP2Demo  Code generated and compiled.  Code generation information file does not exist.  

2 of 2 models built (0 models already up to date)
Build duration: 0h 0m 35.287s

Create the ECU description object for the model.

descObj = coder.asap2.getEcuDescriptions("ASAP2Demo");

Get the list of available computation methods in the description object.

find(descObj,"CompuMethod")
ans = 1x10 string
    "ASAP2DemoModelRef_CM_double"    "ASAP2DemoModelRef_CM_int16_rpm"    "ASAP2Demo_CM_double"    "ASAP2Demo_CM_double_m_per__s_2_"    "ASAP2Demo_CM_double_rpm"    "ASAP2Demo_CM_int32"    "ASAP2Demo_CM_single"    "ASAP2Demo_CM_single_m_per__s_2_"    "ASAP2Demo_CM_single_rpm"    "ASAP2Demo_CM_uint8"

Filter the computation methods and get a list of computation methods that use rpm as the unit.

find(descObj,"CompuMethod",Units='rpm')
ans = 1x3 string
    "ASAP2DemoModelRef_CM_int16_rpm"    "ASAP2Demo_CM_double_rpm"    "ASAP2Demo_CM_single_rpm"

Create and Add Custom Computation Method

To add a new computation method to the ASAP2 file, create a custom computation method.

CompuMethod_CM1 = coder.asap2.CompuMethod;
CompuMethod_CM1.Name = 'CompuMethod_1';
CompuMethod_CM1.ConversionType = 'LINEAR';
CompuMethod_CM1.Coefficients = [2 3];
CompuMethod_CM1.LongIdentifier = 'longIdentifierTest';
CompuMethod_CM1.Format = '%2.3';
CompuMethod_CM1.Units = 's';

Add the custom computation method to the ECU description object.

add(descObj,CompuMethod_CM1);

Get the properties of the newly added computation method.

get(descObj,"CompuMethod","CompuMethod_1")
ans = 
  CompuMethod with properties:

               Name: 'CompuMethod_1'
     LongIdentifier: 'longIdentifierTest'
             Format: '%2.3'
              Units: 's'
       Coefficients: [2 3]
     ConversionType: 'LINEAR'
    CompuVTabValues: [1x1 struct]
         CustomData: ""

To modify a property of the computation method, use set function. Update the LongIdentifier field of the computation method.

set(descObj,"CompuMethod","CompuMethod_1",LongIdentifier="longIdentifierCM1")

Generate the ASAP2 file using the updated ECU description object and verify that the ASAP2 file contains the computation method CompuMethod_1.

coder.asap2.export("ASAP2Demo",CustomEcuDescriptions=descObj);
Following Characteristics or Measurements with unsupported data types are not exported in ASAP2 file. "ASAP2Demo_DW.ASAP2DemoModelRef_InstanceData"

Delete Computation Method

Remove the newly added computation method from the description object.

delete(descObj,"CompuMethod","CompuMethod_1");

Create and Add Custom Characteristic

To add a new characteristic to the ASAP2 file, create a custom characteristic.

Parameter_1 = coder.asap2.Characteristic;
Parameter_1.Name = 'Custom_parameter1';
Parameter_1.LongIdentifier = 'longIdentifierParam';
Parameter_1.UpperLimit = 255;
Parameter_1.LowerLimit = 0;

Add the custom characteristic to the ECU description object.

add(descObj,Parameter_1);

Get the properties of the newly added characteristic.

get(descObj,"Characteristic","Custom_parameter1")
ans = 
  Characteristic with properties:

                   Name: 'Custom_parameter1'
         LongIdentifier: 'longIdentifierParam'
                   Type: 'VALUE'
             EcuAddress: '0x0000'
        CompuMethodName: 'NO_COMPU_METHOD'
             LowerLimit: 0
             UpperLimit: 255
      EcuAddressComment: ""
    EcuAddressExtension: []
      CalibrationAccess: 'Calibration'
      DisplayIdentifier: ""
                 Format: ""
                BitMask: []
               AxisInfo: []
           RecordLayout: ""
             Dimensions: []
                 Export: 1
             MaxRefresh: [1x1 struct]
             SymbolLink: [1x1 struct]
             CustomData: ""

To modify a property of the characteristic, use set function. Update the UpperLimit field of the characteristic.

set(descObj,"Characteristic","Custom_parameter1",UpperLimit=128)

Generate the ASAP2 file using the updated ECU description object and verify that the ASAP2 file contains the characteristic Custom_parameter1.

coder.asap2.export("ASAP2Demo",CustomEcuDescriptions=descObj);
Following Characteristics or Measurements with unsupported data types are not exported in ASAP2 file. "ASAP2Demo_DW.ASAP2DemoModelRef_InstanceData"

Remove the newly added characteristic from the description object.

delete(descObj,"Characteristic","Custom_parameter1");

Create and Add Custom Measurement

To add a new measurement to the ASAP2 file, create a custom measurement.

Signal_1 = coder.asap2.Measurement;
Signal_1.Name = 'Custom_signal1';
Signal_1.LongIdentifier = 'longIdentifierSignal';
Signal_1.UpperLimit = 255;
Signal_1.LowerLimit = 0;

Add the custom measurement to the ECU description object.

add(descObj,Signal_1);

Get the properties of the newly added measurement.

get(descObj,"Measurement","Custom_signal1")
ans = 
  Measurement with properties:

                   Name: 'Custom_signal1'
         LongIdentifier: 'longIdentifierSignal'
               DataType: 'UBYTE'
             EcuAddress: '0x0000'
        CompuMethodName: ""
             LowerLimit: 0
             UpperLimit: 255
                 Raster: [1x1 struct]
      EcuAddressComment: ""
    EcuAddressExtension: []
      CalibrationAccess: 'NoCalibration'
      DisplayIdentifier: ""
                 Format: ""
                BitMask: []
             Dimensions: []
                 Export: 1
               MaskData: [1x1 struct]
             MaxRefresh: [1x1 struct]
             SymbolLink: [1x1 struct]
             CustomData: ""

To modify a property of the measurement, use set function. Update the CalibrationAccess field of the measurement.

set(descObj,"Measurement","Custom_signal1",CalibrationAccess='Calibration')

Generate the ASAP2 file using the updated ECU description object and verify that the ASAP2 file contains the measurement with name Custom_signal1.

coder.asap2.export("ASAP2Demo",CustomEcuDescriptions=descObj);
Following Characteristics or Measurements with unsupported data types are not exported in ASAP2 file. "ASAP2Demo_DW.ASAP2DemoModelRef_InstanceData"

Remove the newly added measurement from the description object.

delete(descObj,"Measurement","Custom_signal1");

Create and Add Lookup Table Parameter

Add a lookup table parameter.

LUT_Parameter = coder.asap2.Characteristic;
LUT_Parameter.Name = "custom_lookup_table";
LUT_Parameter.Type = "MAP";

Create and add axis information to the parameter.

axis_data = coder.asap2.AxisInfo;
axis_data(1).Name = 'BP3';
axis_data(2).Name = 'Bp4';
axis_data(1).CompuMethodName = 'ASAP2Demo_CM_double';
axis_data(2).CompuMethodName = 'ASAP2Demo_CM_double';
axis_data(1).MaxAxisPoints = '3';
axis_data(2).MaxAxisPoints = '3';
axis_data(1).AxisType = 'STD_AXIS';
axis_data(2).AxisType = 'STD_AXIS';
LUT_Parameter.AxisInfo = axis_data;

Add the lookup table parameter to the description object.

add(descObj,LUT_Parameter)

Generate the ASAP2 file using the updated ECU description object and verify that the ASAP2 file contains the lookup table parameter custom_lookup_table.

coder.asap2.export("ASAP2Demo",CustomEcuDescriptions=descObj);
Following Characteristics or Measurements with unsupported data types are not exported in ASAP2 file. "ASAP2Demo_DW.ASAP2DemoModelRef_InstanceData"

Create and Add Custom Group

Add, update, filter, find, and remove ECU descriptions for groups in an ASAP2 file.

Open and Build Example Model

Open the example model ASAP2Demo

open_system("ASAP2Demo");

Build the model.

rtwbuild("ASAP2Demo");
### Starting serial model reference code generation build.
### Successfully updated the model reference code generation target for: ASAP2DemoModelRef
### Starting build procedure for: ASAP2Demo
### Successful completion of build procedure for: ASAP2Demo

Build Summary

Code generation targets built:

Model              Action                        Rebuild Reason                       
======================================================================================
ASAP2DemoModelRef  Code generated and compiled.  ASAP2DemoModelRef.c does not exist.  

Top model targets built:

Model      Action                        Rebuild Reason                                    
===========================================================================================
ASAP2Demo  Code generated and compiled.  Code generation information file does not exist.  

2 of 2 models built (0 models already up to date)
Build duration: 0h 0m 39.27s

Create the ECU description object for the model.

descObj = coder.asap2.getEcuDescriptions("ASAP2Demo");

Get the list of available groups in the description object.

find(descObj,"Group")
ans = 1x2 string
    "ASAP2Demo"    "ASAP2Demo_ASAP2DemoModelRef_ASAP2DemoModelRef"

Filter the groups and get a list of groups that has Root set to true.

find(descObj,"Group",Root=true)
ans = 
"ASAP2Demo"

Create and Add Custom Group

To add a new group to the ASAP2 file, create a custom group.

GroupObj_GR1 = coder.asap2.Group;
GroupObj_GR1.Name = 'CustomGroup_1';
GroupObj_GR1.LongIdentifier = 'New test group';
GroupObj_GR1.RefCharacteristic = ["ydata3", "ydata4"];
GroupObj_GR1.RefMeasurement = ["ASAP2Demo_Y.Out3", "ASAP2Demo_Y.Out3"];
GroupObj_GR1.Root = true;

Add the custom group to the ECU description object.

add(descObj,GroupObj_GR1);

Get Group Properties

Get the properties of newly added group by using this command.

get(descObj,"Group","CustomGroup_1")
ans = 
  Group with properties:

                 Name: 'CustomGroup_1'
       LongIdentifier: 'New test group'
    RefCharacteristic: ["ydata3"    "ydata4"]
       RefMeasurement: ["ASAP2Demo_Y.Out3"    "ASAP2Demo_Y.Out3"]
                 Root: 1
             SubGroup: [1x0 string]
           CustomData: [1x0 string]

Update Group Properties

To modify a property of the group, use set function. Update the LongIdentifier field of the group.

set(descObj,"Group","CustomGroup_1",LongIdentifier="Group 1 new long identifier")

Generate the ASAP2 file using the updated ECU description object and verify that the ASAP2 file contains the group CustomGroup_1.

coder.asap2.export("ASAP2Demo",CustomEcuDescriptions=descObj);
Following Characteristics or Measurements with unsupported data types are not exported in ASAP2 file. "ASAP2Demo_DW.ASAP2DemoModelRef_InstanceData"

Delete Group

Remove the newly added group from the description object.

delete(descObj,"Group","CustomGroup_1");

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