Version 5.5, part of Release 2018b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Entity Find Block: Find entities that use a specific resource to modify or extract them

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 5.4, part of Release 2018a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Entity Store Block: Hold unordered entities in this block that serves as a container or bin
  • Entity Selector Block: Select entities using a reference entity
  • Hit Crossing Messages: Send messages to SimEvents to indicate events in Simulink for hybrid system modeling

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Version 5.3, part of Release 2017b, includes the following enhancements:

Simulation Analysis and Performance

  • Conveyor System Block: Simulate manufacturing and transportation of goods using the block to model entities moving along a conveyor
  • MATLAB Discrete-Event System Acceleration: Speed up your simulations using code generation mode in the MATLAB Discrete-Event System block​

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Version 5.2, part of Release 2017a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Event Action Patterns: Automatically insert MATLAB code that generates random numbers and repeating sequences​
  • Entity Gate: Permit or prevent entity arrival based on entity attributes​

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Version 5.1, part of Release 2016b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Batch and Unbatch Blocks: Group entities into fixed batch sizes and access batch elements and attributes through event actions
  • Parameters in Event Actions: Access workspace variables through event actions
  • Message Viewer: Inspect structured data values and function call sequencing during model execution

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Version 5.0, part of Release 2016a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Event Actions: Modify entity attributes, service, and routes on events such as entity generation, entry, and exit
  • MATLAB Discrete Event System Block: Author custom SimEvents blocks using MATLAB
  • Discrete Event Chart: Create Stateflow state transition diagrams that process entities, react to entity events, and follow precise timing for temporal operations
  • Entity Multicast: Wirelessly broadcast copies of entities to multiple receive queues
  • Domain Transitions: Automatically switch between time-based and event-based signals
  • Simulink Integration: Use Simulink features, such as Fast Restart to speed up simulation runs and Simulation Stepper to debug
  • Unified Entity Type: Define entity types that are consistent across Simulink, Stateflow, and SimEvents products

See the Release Notes for details.