Display image reflecting input value

  • Library:
  • Simulink / Dashboard


The MultiStateImage block displays an image to indicate the value of the input signal. You can use the MultiStateImage block with other Dashboard blocks to build an interactive dashboard of controls and indicators for your model. You can specify pairs of input values and images to provide the information you want during simulation.


Dashboard blocks do not use ports to connect to signals. To connect a signal to a Dashboard block, use the Connection table in the block's parameters.

  1. Double-click the block.

  2. Populate the Connection table by selecting signals of interest in your model.

  3. Mark the option button next to the signal you want to display.

  4. Click Apply.


  • You cannot save the block connections or properties in model files that use the MDL format.

    To save connections and properties, save the model file in the SLX format.

  • Dashboard blocks can only connect to real scalar signals.

  • Dashboard blocks cannot connect to blocks that are commented out.

  • Dashboard blocks cannot connect to signals inside reference models.

  • If you turn off logging for a signal connected to a Dashboard block, the model stops sending data from that signal to the block. To view the signal again, reconnect the signal.

  • External mode simulation does not support visualization Dashboard blocks.


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Signal connection options. Populate the Connection table by selecting signals of interest in your model. Mark the check box next to the signal you want to display. Click Apply to connect the signal.

Specify how to scale the image.

Fill with fixed Aspect Ratio scales the image to the size of the block while retaining its original aspect ratio.

Fixed displays the image with its fixed true size.

Fill adjusts the image to fill the block.


Input signal value that causes the block to display an image. Click the + button to add another state.

Image the block displays when the input signal has the value specified in State. The MultiStateImage block can display png, jpg, tif, and bmp image files.

Position of the block label. When the block is connected to a signal, the label is the name of the connected signal. When the block is not connected, the label is the instructional text.

Introduced in R2016b

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