Navigate Model Hierarchies
Model components, such as subsystems and referenced models, allow you to create a hierarchical model composed of many layers. You can navigate this hierarchy by opening model components in the current tab, new tabs, and new windows.
For information on the types of model components, see Choose Among Types of Model Components.
Open Model Component in Current Tab
To navigate among model components in the current tab, perform any of these actions:
Double-click a block that corresponds to a model component in the Simulink® Editor. For example, double-click a Subsystem or Model block.
Click a block name in the Model Browser.
To open the Model Browser, click the Hide/Show Model Browser button at the bottom left corner of the window. Expand a node to see the children of a component.
In the explorer bar that appears above the Simulink Editor canvas, click the name of a component.
Use the Back, Forward, and Up to Parent arrows .
The address bar provides the path from the top model in the hierarchy to the component
you have open. In this example, the address bar shows the top model
sldemo_mdlref_depgraph) followed by the Model block
outdoor temp) and its referenced model
When you navigate up to a parent subsystem or model, the model component from which you navigated is highlighted.
Open Model Component in New Tab
To open a model component in a new tab, press Ctrl while double-clicking the block or clicking the node in the Model Browser. Alternatively, right-click the block in the Simulink Editor or the block name in the Model Browser. Then, select Open In New Tab.
Open Model Component in New Window
To open a model component in a new window, press Shift while double-clicking the block or clicking the node in the Model Browser. Alternatively, right-click the block in the Simulink Editor or the block name in the Model Browser. Then, select Open In New Window.
Open Referenced Model as Top Model in New Window
To open a referenced model as a top model in a new window, click the Open As Top Model badge on the Model block. To open a referenced model that does not have a visible Model block, right-click the block name in the Model Browser, and select Open As Top Model.
The top model in the new window is
sldemo_mdlref_depgraph. The Model Browser shows the models in the
current model hierarchy.
When you select Run in the toolstrip, the
sldemo_mdlref_outdoor_temp model hierarchy simulates.
When you edit the
sldemo_mdlref_outdoor_temp model, the changes
affect the same model file regardless of whether the model is open as a referenced model or