Compiler for System Modeling

The system modeling functionality uses a C++ compiler to build executables for fast simulation of models. Simulation of models requires the installation of a compiler on your computer. If a supported compiler is already installed, it will be automatically detected and used, and no further action has to be taken.
The commands in this tutorial depend on the system modeling functionality being loaded. Please evaluate the following input before any others in the tutorial.
Trigger loading of the system modeling functionality:

Installation of Supported Compilers

On Windows, the functionality has been fully tested with and supports the following compilers:
On Windows, a compiler can be installed evaluating the following command and following the shown steps:
Apple's Xcode needs to be installed. Xcode is available at the Mac App Store.
On Mac, System Modeler has been fully tested with Clang from Xcode.
Instructions for installing are available here.
On Linux, the functionality has been fully tested with GCC/G++ 4.8 (32-bit and 64-bit). It is likely that System Modeler will work with any C++ compiler that is compatible with that version, i.e. any GCC/G++ 4.8.
Instructions for installing are available here.

Compiler Verification and Configuration

This section describes the functionality available for verifying and changing the compiler settings. This is advanced functionality that most users will not need.
Verify the currently configured compiler.
If the verification is not successful, the result will also contain a log from a test compilation, indicating the problem with the configuration.
Show the currently selected compiler configuration.
The option is a list of rules specifying the compiler command, where it is found on the system, the version and advanced configuration options.
It is also possible to list all detected compilers that are supported.
Change the compiler configuration to use a different detected compiler.

Advanced Compiler Configuration

It is also possible to construct a custom compiler configuration by modifying individual configuration options.
"Command"name of the compiler
"Path"path to executable
"Version"compiler version
"PlatformSDKPath"path to Mac SDK
"TargetArchitecture"32- or 64-bit architecture
"UserFlags"custom compiler flags
Advanced compiler configuration options.
The "Command" describes the type of compiler and should be one of "g++", "clang++" or "cl".
The contents of the "Path" option are as follows for the supported compilers:
For Visual Studio, "Version" is given as "VS2013" or similar according to the version used.
When using clang++ from Xcode without installing the command-line tools, it is also necessary to specify "PlatformSDKPath". The platform SDKs are usually located in /Applications/
The "TargetArchitecture" is a choice between "x86_64" and "x86".
Flags given in "UserFlags" as a single string are passed on to the compiler unchanged, allowing very fine-grained control of the selected compiler.

Possible Issues with Antivirus and IT Security Policies

When a SystemModel is simulated, it is done by generating C++ code, which is compiled into an executable file that is running the actual simulation. By default, all of this takes place in the user's temporary directory. This can collide with some antivirus software and/or IT security policies enforced by the operating system.
If System Modeler is also installed, then it is possible to configure the working directory, which is shared between System Modeler and the system modeling functionality in the Wolfram Language.
If there is a directory where it is allowed to generate and execute files, the working directory can be changed in the General section of Global Options in System Modeler; if not, the antivirus and security policies have to be configured in such a way that there is a directory where the System Modeler user is allowed to create and execute executable files.