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Execute Portal

The Execute Portal provides links to the facilities of the system that help you to:

  • Perform Execution Analysis on your model; that is, build the application and then debug and record its execution
  • Profile the execution of your modeled application
  • Access various windows that display specific aspects of the execution analysis

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View | Portals | Execute




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Execution Analyzer

These options provide the facilities to create and execute scripts for building, running and testing an application. Select:

  • 'Open Source File' - to display the 'Open Source File' browser from which you select a source file to view, and then display the file content in the Code Editor
  • 'Edit Build Scripts' - to display the Execution Analyzer window, from which you can select a Build Script to edit
  • 'Build' - to build the selected Package according to the active Build Script
  • 'Deploy' - to run the deployment script associated with the selected Package
  • 'Run' - to run the executable script associated with the selected Package
  • 'Test' - to run the testing script associated with the selected Package

Build Application Add Testing Command Add Run Command Add Deploy Command Add Build Commands Editing Source Code


The options in this section help you to set up, start, record and analyze the execution of the application code developed from your model. Select:

  • 'Apply Record Layout' - to open the windows and dialogs that you would use in performing Execution Analysis on your model
  • 'Recording Window' - to open the Record & Analyze window to record the analysis of an application
  • 'Start Recording' - to start a manual recording of the current thread during a debug session, managing it using the 'Step... ' functions
  • 'Stop Recording' - to stop the current recording session
  • 'Auto Record Thread' - to begin recording and not stop until either the program ends, you stop the debugger or you click on the 'Stop' icon
  • 'Toggle Display of Execution Point' - to toggle between highlighting the execution point and not doing so
  • 'Create Sequence Diagram' - to generate a Sequence diagram from the recording trace

The Recording History Start Recording Generating Sequence Diagrams Recorder Toolbar Code Editor Context Menu


The two options in this section are to quickly set up a Profiling session on your application. Select:

  • 'Apply Profile Layout' - to display all windows and dialogs that you might use in profiling the execution of your application
  • 'Show Profiler Window' - to display the Profiler window only

Profiler Operation Profiling


The options in this section help you to quickly debug a running process or application (through a debug script). Select:

  • Debug Run - to start debugging
  • Step - to step over the next line of code after a break
  • Step In - to step into a function call in the code
  • Step Out - to step out of a function call
  • Pause - to pause debugging
  • Stop - to stop the debugging section altogether

Run the Debugger

Debug Windows

The options in this section open a number of windows that you might use in a debugging session. Select:

  • Debugger - to open the Debug window
  • Breakpoints - to open the Breakpoints & Markers window
  • Call Stack - to open the Call Stack window
  • Local Variables - to open the Locals window
  • Memory - to open the Memory Viewer window
  • Modules - to open the Modules window
  • Watches - to open the Watches window
  • Object Workbench - to display the 'Object Workbench' dialog
  • Debugging Perspective - to display the set of debug windows, dialogs, toolbars and menus that you might use in a debugging session

Manage Perspective Sets Object Workbench View Variables in Other Scopes View the Call Stack View the Local Variables Run the Debugger Show Loaded Modules Breakpoint and Marker Management Inspect Process Memory

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