8.1 The SIMULINK Library browser
To create a new SIMULINK model, first open the SIMULINK library browser be typing in the MATLAB command window:
This will open a window as shown below:
The toolbar of the Simulink library browser offers the following features (from left to right):
The SIMULINK library is divided into several categories. On top we always have the Simulink 3 (standard) library containing, most of the standard blocks. The categories listed below the Simulink library depend on the locally installed features. Important for Control Theory is of course Control System Toolbox.
A library category can be expanded by clicking the + sign, which will then show the underlying hierarchy. At the lowest level you find the blocks that can be dragged to your worksheet.
When you select a block (left mouse click) in the library browser you can read a short description and view its appearance in your worksheet, at the bottom of the library browser window (see figure below)