Interactive Model Editing
Create, format, navigate, and search Simulink models
Learn how to build and edit models in the Simulink® editing environment. Discover tips, tricks, and shortcuts you can use to work in Simulink.
For an introduction to Simulink, try the self-paced interactive Simulink Onramp tutorial and Get Started with Simulink. For information on how to run the finished model and view the results, see Simulation.
|Simulink Onramp||Free, self-paced, interactive Simulink course|
|Simulink Fundamentals||Self-paced, interactive course available as part of Online Training Suite subscription or for individual purchase|
|Simulink Preferences||Settings for Simulink Editor and model files|
|Library Browser||Find and add blocks to model|
|Property Inspector||Edit parameters and properties for any Simulink model element|
|Model Data Editor||Inspect and edit data items (signals, parameters, and states) in a table that you can sort, group, and filter|
|Model Explorer||View, modify, and add elements of Simulink models, Stateflow charts, and workspace variables|
|Finder||Find and optionally replace values in Simulink models, libraries, and subsystems|
- Keyboard Shortcuts and Mouse Actions for Simulink Modeling
Interact with the Simulink Editor using keyboard and mouse actions.
- Open Models
Create new Simulink models and open existing models.
- Save Models
Save Simulink models.
- Add Blocks to Models
Use the Library Browser and Quick Insert Menu to insert blocks.
- Connect Blocks
Use signal lines and bind mode to connect blocks.
- Edit Block Parameters
Set block parameter values using the Block Parameters dialog box and Property Inspector.
- Configure Model Layout
Change the arrangement and orientation of blocks.
- Group Blocks into Subsystems
Use subsystems to componentize large models.
- Group Signals or Messages into Virtual Buses
Create buses to reduce the number of lines in a block diagram.
- Configure Model Element Names and Labels
Label signal lines, change block names, move names and labels, and manage block name visibility.
- Configure Model Style Elements
Change model fonts and colors.
- Customize Block Icons
Use Masks to give blocks custom covers.
- Visually Organize Models Using Areas
Use areas and images to visually compartmentalize the model.
- Annotate Models
Use text, hyperlinks, equations, images, and tables to label sections of a model.
- Navigate Model Hierarchy
Use the Explorer Bar and the Model Browser to navigate the hierarchy of a model.
- Bookmark Your Place in Models
Use Viewmarks to save and return to views in complex models.
Search for Model Contents and Simulink Editor Actions
- Search Model Contents
Search for model contents such as blocks, signal lines, or parameters.
- Keyword Search for Simulink Editor Actions
Use Action Search to look for keyboard shortcuts and open dialog boxes for actions that you want to take.
- Create Template from Model
Create a template to reuse customized settings in new models, including configuration settings, blocks, and visual presentation.
- Manage Model Versions and Specify Model Properties
View and edit model version information, history, callback functions, and the model description.
- Create a Project from a Model
Create a project to organize your model and any dependent files. Simulink runs dependency analysis on your model to identify required files and a project root location that contains all dependencies.
- Describe Models Using Notes
To help others to understand a model, write notes.
- Collaborate by Adding Comments to Blocks
Add, respond to, and resolve comments associated with blocks.
- Print Model Diagrams
You can print a model diagram interactively or programmatically using options to customize your printing job.
- Create Print Frames for Printed Pages
Add borders that contain information about the block diagram to a printed model.
- Print Model Reports
Print an HTML document that describes the structure and content of a model.