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Automatic Layout of Scilab/Xcos Diagrams

Zhu, Chenfeng and Durak, Umut and Hartmann, Sven and David, Clément (2016) Automatic Layout of Scilab/Xcos Diagrams. 23. Symposium Simulationstechnik (ASIM 2016), 7.-9. Sep. 2016, Dresden, Germany.

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Abstract

Scilab/Xcos is a graphical modeling and simulation environment for hybrid dynamic systems. It provides a graphical editor which allows representing models with block diagrams. While each block represents a computational function, links specify the data and event flow. However, as the number of the blocks and the links increases, the Xcos schema can quickly become messy and difficult to read. In this paper, we present an approach for automatically updating the layout of an Xcos schema by manipulating the links and the split blocks, so that the diagrams can be kept well-presented and readable. In this approach, we update the link styles with an optimal route and then, rearrange the positions of blocks. The proposed approach is exemplified with sample Xcos models. In addition to providing the automatic layout capability to the Scilab/Xcos user, an application programming interface is also specified for the Scilab/Xcos developer who want to further enhance the provided feature set.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107044/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Automatic Layout of Scilab/Xcos Diagrams
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Zhu, ChenfengTU ClausthalUNSPECIFIED
Durak, UmutUmut.Durak (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2928-1710
Hartmann, SvenTU ClausthalUNSPECIFIED
David, ClémentScilab EnterpriseUNSPECIFIED
Date:7 September 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Scilab/Xcos, Automatic Layouting
Event Title:23. Symposium Simulationstechnik (ASIM 2016)
Event Location:Dresden, Germany
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:7.-9. Sep. 2016
Organizer:ASIM - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Simulation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Simulation and Validation
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Deposited By: Durak, Umut
Deposited On:15 Nov 2016 13:27
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:04

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