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Interactive Model Editing

Create block diagram models using blocks and signal lines

Learn the basics you need to build models and be productive in the Simulink® editing environment.

Build and Edit a Model Interactively covers the complete modeling process, from starting the software to building the block diagram to simulating and viewing results. Master the tips, tricks, and shortcuts that speed up model building.


Simulink OnrampThree-hour interactive training course included with Simulink license
Simulink EditorCreate models and set model properties
Library BrowserFind and add blocks to your model
Model ExplorerView, modify, and add elements of Simulink models, Stateflow charts, and workspace variables
FinderFind and optionally replace values in Simulink models, libraries, and subsystems


Create and Edit Models

Build and Edit a Model Interactively

Assemble models using the Simulink Editor, and learn editing tips and tricks.

Keyboard Shortcuts and Mouse Actions for Simulink Modeling

Interact with the Simulink Editor using keyboard and mouse actions.

Format a Model

Flip and rotate blocks, change fonts, use color, box and label areas, and hide and display block names.

Bookmark Parts of Model with Viewmarks

Bookmark a view of a model so you can quickly go to that part of the model later.

Describe Models Using Notes and Annotations

To help others to understand a model, add visual elements, such as descriptive text, images, or buttons that perform an action such as open a link.

Manage Files

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.

Share Models

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.