Polarion Connector for Simulink®

 Polarion Connector for Simulink® lets you link Simulink models and Stateflow charts with Polarion REQUIREMENTS Work Items.


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Polarion Connector for Simulink® allows bi-directional traceability between Simulink models and Polarion REQUIREMENTS Work Items. You can navigate from Simulink model elements to its associated Polarion REQUIREMENTS Work Item and vice versa.

This bi-directionality along with versioning and audit trails help faciliate collaborative design and requirements reviews in Model-Based Design workflows. For example, you can track the impact of changed requirements on your design, allocate resources or release timelines earlier in the development process.

Alternatively, you can also publish the Simulink models as a design requirement artifact for Polarion Requirements. This design requirement is automatically exported into Polarion native environment and includes a Simulink model preview. You can link this published design item to your system requirements easily using the bi-directional linking feature to simplify impact analysis and conduct reviews online without requiring Simulink licenses.

The integration provides flexibility to create many-to-one links between Simulink Models and Polarion Requirement Work Items. You can create a link from multiple Simulink model elements to the same REQUIREMENT Work Item or link multiple REQUIREMENT Work Items to a single Simulink model element. The traceability information is stored both within the Simulink model and Polarion REQUIREMENTS enabling access from both the design and the requirements management environment.

Simulink, developed by MathWorks, is a data flow graphical programming language tool for modeling, simulating and analyzing multidomain dynamic systems. It offers tight integration with the rest of the MATLAB environment and can either drive MATLAB or be scripted from it.

Blog post describing changes for the 2.2 version.


What's New in Version 2.3

Updated March 2019


Fixed: SC-82 - Incorrect image name is used for reference in description



Improvement: SC-84 - Provide Hint for Server URL, but not populate default setting
Improvement: SC-85 - Support publishing and connecting to workitems from several projects
Fixed: SC-86 - Incorrect user name or password brings unreadable error message to the user
Improvement: SC-87 - Support publishing and connecting to workitems from several servers



Adds support to allow connector to work with Polarion load balancer deployments.
Ensures compatibility with older Mathworks Simulink releases.



Version 2.0 of the Polarion connector for Simulink provides a framework to extend the core functionality by allowing users to write simple custom code. There are 2 types of extension possible:
- Register additional menu items which will appear in the Polarion context menu found on diagram items.
- Add functionality to select or publish actions of the Connector.

To showcase this new functionality, an example of an extended function that supports populating the Mathworks Simulink Link Editor “User tag” field with Polarion work item standard and custom fields is included. Please see the included documentation for more information on how to use the sample example and extend the functionality of the connector.



Fixed SC-61 - Linking with existingWork Item doesn't generate new link to Polarion, if there were no other links from the object.

Fixed SC-60 - Search Query field declared in documentation as optional, but if empty it leads to an error.  



Fixed: WI-55 - startup.m polutes workspace variables

Fixed: WI-58 - Prevent duplication of links on both sides, if user attempts to link same items again (e.g. in bulk operation)

Fixed: WI-48 - Linking to existing item proceeds even if Cancel is clicked in the dialog

Improvement: WI-54 - Allow Publish diagram to already existing Item

Improvement: WI-56 - Binary distribution of the connector



Fixed: WI-51 - Changes of the Server URL are not applied until MATLAB restart, if there were already connections to the previous Server URL

Fixed: WI-53 - Some functions are not working properly on https connection



Fixed: WI-47 - Server URL in Polarion Settings dialog in Simulink has incorrect tooltip

Fixed: WI-46 - Extra slash in the server host name makes items inaccessible from the MATLAB interface

Improvement: WI-52 - Version of the integration module is shown in the title of Polarion Settings dialog



Vendor Siemens PLM
Published Version 2.3 - March 2019
Price Free
Supported by Siemens PLM This extension is supported by Siemens PLM for customers with a current support/maintenance agreement.
Requirements - Any version of Polarion ALM, Polarion REQUIREMENTS, or Polarion QA (latest version is recommended)
- Matlab Simulink 2017a and newer (see notes below for component/license requirements)

Before MATLAB_R2017b – the following licenses are required​
- Matlab
- Simulink
- Simulink Verification & Validation add-on which includes the RMI

MATLAB_R2017b and newer – the following licenses are required
- Matlab
- Simulink
- Simulink Requirements

Stateflow is optional in either case