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 in the Simulink Editor 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


Build and Edit Models

Start the Simulink Software

To build Simulink models, use the Simulink start page, the Simulink Editor, and the Library Browser.

Create and Open Models

Use the Simulink Start Page to select a model template, open recent models, and find examples.

Model Editing Environment

Use the Simulink Editor and the Library Browser to create models and set model properties.

Keyboard and Mouse Actions for Simulink Modeling

Interact with the Simulink Editor using keyboard commands and mouse actions.

Build and Edit a Model in the Simulink Editor

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

Adjust Visual Presentation to Improve Model Readability

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

Find Model Elements in Simulink Models

Use different approaches to locate model elements, based on model complexity and goals.

Update Diagram and Run Simulation

Updating the diagram provides the simulation with the results of the latest changes that you have made to a model.

Search and Edit Using Model Explorer

Describes Model Explorer controls to find and modify model elements and customize views.

Customize Model Explorer Views

How to use standard or customize views in Model Explorer.

Use Viewmarks to Save Views of Models

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

Add or Read Notes for Model Layers

Describe models with text or website content for each system.

Describe Models Using 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.

Show or Hide Annotations

By converting an annotation to markup, you can control whether to hide or display it.

Add an Annotation Callback

Associate a callback with an annotation for when you load, delete, or click an annotation.

TeX for Simulink Model Annotations

These TeX commands are supported in annotations.

Simulink Preferences General Pane

Parameters for controlling window reuse, file change and old version notifications, autosave, and callback tracing.

Simulink Preferences Editor Pane

Parameters for controlling the Simulink Editor

Model Files

Save a Model

Save models, specify valid model names, file format, and character encoding. Export to different versions of Simulink.

Create a Template from a 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.

Share Models

Print Model Diagrams

You can print a model diagram interactively or programmatically using many options to customize your printing job.

Print Model Reports

A model report is an HTML document that describes the structure and content of a model.

Analyze Model Dependencies

Find required files for a single model, create manifests and reports, programmatically check for file and toolbox dependencies, and package required files.