Composite Components

Construct custom components by connecting multiple components

Language Syntax

componentsDeclare member components included in composite component
connectConnect two or more component ports of the same type
connectionsDefine connections for member component ports in composite component
importImport model classes


subsystem2sscConvert subsystem containing Simscape blocks into equivalent Simscape file or files

Examples and How To

Composite Component — DC Motor

This example shows how to implement a DC motor model by means of a composite component.

Composite Component Using import Statements

This example shows how you can use import statements to implement a DC motor model by means of a composite component.

Component Variants — Series RLC Branch

This example shows how to implement variants within a component file by using conditional sections.


About Composite Components

A composite component is constructed out of other components.

Declaring Member Components

A components declaration block begins with a components keyword and is terminated by an end keyword.

Parameterizing Composite Components

Composite component parameters let you adjust the desired parameters of the underlying member components from the top-level block dialog box when building and simulating a model.

Specifying Initial Target Values for Member Variables

Member components have to be declared as hidden, and therefore their variables do not appear in the Variables tab of the top-level block dialog box.

Specifying Component Connections

The structure section of a Simscape™ file is executed once during compilation.

Importing Domain and Component Classes

An import mechanism provides a convenient means to accessing classes defined in different scopes, or namespaces.

Defining Component Variants

Use conditional sections to define variants within component file.

Converting Subsystems into Composite Components

You can generate a composite component from a subsystem consisting entirely of Simscape blocks.