6.1 About System Generator

System Generator (SimGen) is a utility that generates a system model from a project.

To use SimGen, either:

  • Press the Build icon in System Canvas to build the current project.

  • Type simgen on a command line, specifying the project options.

To display help for the command-line options, start SimGen with no parameters or use the --help option:

simgen --help

SimGen uses gcc or Visual Studio C++ compiler during its operation. On Windows, if SimGen cannot find devenv for Visual Studio, the build fails. You can specify the path to devenv in the System Canvas Preferences dialog, or using the --devenv-path command-line option.

An example command line for building a platform simulator is:

simgen -p PROJECTFILE_NAME.sgproj --configuration CONFIGURATION_NAME -b
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