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Model Assist – The New Tool for Editing Models in Simulink®

With MES Model Assist®, a tool to support modeling in MATLAB Simulink® is now available.

MES Model Assist® (Model Assist) is the new tool from Berlin-based software company Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES). The tool supports users in modeling with MATLAB Simulink® by MathWorks and simplifies, accelerates, and automates recurring work steps. Model refactoring is also simplified effectively. Model Assist will be introduced as part of this year’s MES User Conference.

What is Model Assist?

Logo - MES Model Assist®
Logo - MES Model Assist®

MES Model Assist® is a productivity tool for modeling with MATLAB Simulink®. As part of its features, this new tool can automatically create signal paths across all hierarchy levels of Simulink® models. Subsystem interfaces can be rearranged automatically, and ports and signals are consistently renamed. The tool integrates into the MATLAB Simulink® context menu and can be used with all Simulink® versions from R2009b and above. Model Assist’s functions support users during the modeling process and relieve them of common, time-consuming, and monotonous work steps. As a result of these improved editing possibilities in Simulink®, the modeling process is simplified, less error-prone, and faster. In particular, improving model structure when refactoring becomes decisively simpler for the user

Simplifying the modeling process

MES Model Assist®’s GUI
MES Model Assist®’s GUI

Model Assist’s classic area of application lies in improving an existing model. Model refactoring becomes important when large models need to comply with safety standards such as ISO 26262, but refactoring large models manually can be very time-consuming and error-prone. Model Assist supports modelers in their work by automating multiple work steps. In this way, Model Assist allows modelers to select blocks and signals for which a selection of work steps should be automated. Via a single work step, additional input signals of a random higher level can, for example, be added to a subsystem. Model Assist makes working with Simulink® models significantly more productive.

Product launch at the MES User Conference 2018

MES Model Assist® will be presented at the MES User Conference, which runs from October 11 to 12 in Berlin (Germany).

All the information about Model Assist can be found here:

About MES: Software Quality. In Control.

Founded in 2006 in Berlin (Germany), software company Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES) offers solutions for integrated quality assurance of software projects. MES supports its customers in developing model-based software in compliance with industry standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 25119, and ASPICE. The MES Tool Chain comprises four complementary tools for all phases of the model-based software development process: the MES Quality Tools. The MES Model Examiner® (MXAM) conducts automated checks to verify compliance with modeling guidelines for MATLAB Simulink®/Stateflow®, Embedded Coder®, TargetLink®, and ASCET models. The MES Test Manager® (MTest) perfectly implements requirements-based unit testing in model-based development. MES M-XRAY®’s fast and precise structure and complexity analysis gives you complete transparency of your Simulink®, Stateflow®, Embedded Coder®, and TargetLink® models. MES Quality Commander® (MQC) evaluates the quality and product-readiness of your software and delivers key decision-making data throughout the product development lifecycle. The MES Quality Tools are optimized for use in MathWorks Embedded Coder® and dSPACE TargetLink® environments. The MES Test Center team supports its customers with testing services from requirements management through setting up test specifications and automated test evaluation to quality monitoring. The MES Academy provides training classes and company-specific consulting services and projects. The consultants offer support in introducing and improving model-based development processes to fulfill standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and ASPICE. MES clients in the automotive industry include 16 of the 20 largest OEMs worldwide and their suppliers. In addition to this, the number of MES customers in the automation technology field grows continuously. MES is a TargetLink® Strategic Partner of dSPACE GmbH and a MathWorks and ETAS Product Partner. The MES Academy collaborates with SAE International and LHPU.

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