The new Polarion Connector for Simulink® allows for a much-improved user experience over earlier versions of the connector. For the first time, Polarion itself has been directly embedded into the Simulink desktop client to support a larger set of customer use cases and reduce inconvenient App context switching.
Also, another first for the new connector is that it will work with Simulink requirements. Users can then use the popular drag and drop approach to create traceability between requirements and model elements. Then depending on connector settings, surrogate Simulink items can be created in Polarion for any linked model elements. These surrogate Simulink items are rich in information too with block parameter data and where applicable model diagrams. The integration automatically links the surrogate Simulink items back to original Polarion requirements as well.
As with earlier connector releases you can navigate from Simulink model elements to its associated Polarion Work Item and vice versa.
Extending the supported use cases even further, users can work with Polarion Live documents directly or across the entire Polarion project scope. When working with Polarion LiveDoc documents it is possible to work with document baselines or earlier revisions.
We also simplified setting up the connector to work with multiple Polarion servers or multiple projects within each server. A Polarion project can also work with multiple Simulink models at once.
To maintain backward compatibility with earlier connector releases, the new connector also supports publish and direct linking to existing Polarion Work Items and requirements. This mode can work with or without surrogates Simulink items as well.
Additionally, we have added the ability to link Simulink blocks to a newly created Work Item on the fly. This means you can take advantage of Polarion’s powerful task and defect/issue management capabilities to create, for example, defect/issue Work Items against your model and link those Work Items to specific model elements.
The new connector works with Simulink Family 2021b, including Simulink, Stateflow, and System Composer, and requires Simulink Requirements.