How to manually configure the libraries.
This step is only necessary if you are using non-standard libraries or if your system has
been modified. The Fast Model Portfolio installation typically updates the system variables
and paths to use the standard libraries.
To incorporate existing components in a system, System Canvas
requires information about these components such as their ports,
protocols and library dependencies. For convenience, multiple components
are grouped together in model repositories such as the Fast Model
Repositories contain lists of components with details of all
the LISA files and Linux or Microsoft Windows libraries required
to build systems. System Canvas can be configured to use default
repositories if a new project is started. The project files store
the references to the repositories that are used for the assembled
In addition to using the default repository, you can include
more components. These are typically newly created custom components
and previously-assembled hierarchical systems.
Use the Preferences dialog to select the required components:
- Select Setup Default Repository... from the
Project menu. The Preferences dialog appears.
Figure 2-2 Preferences dialog, Setup Default Model
- The default model repository at %PVLIB_HOME%\etc\sglib.sgrepo is
always present in the list of available default files. It is the
only library required by the example covered in this tutorial.
The default model repository does not influence the repositories used by the currently loaded
project. This dialog only determines the repositories added by default to new
projects. To add a new repository to an existing project, you add a file using the
Component window context menu.
Although the %PVLIB_HOME%\etc\sglib.sgrepo entry cannot
be edited or deleted, if the repository is not used by your new
system, you can uncheck the entry to exclude the repository from
your new project file.
You can also add new repositories for use with your project,
though this is not required for the tutorial:
Click the Add button, in the Default Model Repository view of the
Preferences dialog, to display the Add Model Repository File dialog.
Figure 2-3 Add Model Repository File dialog
Browse to the required model repository file.
The Preferences window shows the added repository.
When a new project is created, the component window is filled with the collection of
peripherals, processor components, and memories that are present in the repository list.