I have a GUI and a Simulink model running in background, in a similar way as this example does:
In addition I have set up a timer (a timer object) whose callback ('TimerFcn') is executed a defined period of time. Each time the callback is executed it takes some values from the simulink model, I simply use the sentence str2num(get(handles.curState,'string'), which takes the value that was passed from Simulink to the GUI. So, as you can see I only take values at predefined steps of time. I have two questions:
1- Is it possible to run Simulink in real time mode? I notice when simulating time "goes faster", and I do not want that. So far there is no hardware involved, everything is in simulation.
2- I am thinking in another approach. Instead of a continuous simulation (as the example I am based on does and as I am doing), I am wondering if it is possible to run a set of simulations, where the end conditions of the last simulation are the initial conditions of the next one, based on the period of time defined by the timer. Here is an example:
My timer has a period of 3 seconds. Then I run simulink for 3 seconds and take the output values, and so for. Is there any recommended approach to do this? I think something can be done by pausing and restarting the simulation.