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Check for consistency in model element names

Check ID: mathworks.jmaab.jc_0602

Guideline: jc_0602: Consistency in model element names


Checks if the model elements connected to a signal are following consistent naming.

The following names must be matched exactly when directly connected with signal lines:

  • Inport block name

  • Outport block name

  • Structural subsystem input port label name

  • Structural subsystem output port label name

  • From tag name

  • Goto tag name

  • Signal line signal name

Exception 1: The name of a signal line connected to one of the below subsystems can have a different name to that of the subsystem port label name:

  • Reusable subsystems

  • Subsystems linked to a library

Exception 2: If a combination of Inport blocks, Outport blocks, and other blocks have the same block name, use a suffix or prefix for the Inport and Outport blocks for consistent naming. This can be configured through Model Advisor Configuration Editor.

This check requires a Simulink® Check™ license.

Check Parameterization

This check does not include sub-checks because the MAB modeling guideline provides only one sub ID.

For reference, the MAB guideline sub ID(s) that are recommended for use by the NA-MAAB and JMAAB modeling standards organizations are:

  • NA-MAAB — No recommendations

  • JMAAB — a

You can configure the following parameters to customize the check action:

Input ParameterDefault Value
Consistent naming format for combination of Inport and Outport blocks Prefix(<Prefix_tag><Signal_name><Sequence>) or Suffix(<Signal_name><Sequence><Suffix_tag>)
Prefix/Suffix tag for Inports IN_ (Default value, can be configured)
Prefix/Suffix tag for OutportsOUT_ (Default value, can be configured)

Results and Recommended Actions

ConditionRecommended Action
One or more model elements are not consistent with the connected signal name.

Rename the deviating model elements to match the signal name, or be consistent with Inport/Outport blocks.

Capabilities and Limitations

  • Runs on library models.

  • Analyzes content in masked subsystems. By default, the input parameter Look under masks is set to graphical.

  • Allows exclusions of blocks or charts.