Create a New Project to Manage Existing Files

If you have many files that you want to organize into a project, with or without source control, use the following steps for a new project.

To create a new project to manage your files:

  • On the MATLAB® Home tab, click Simulink or select New > Simulink Project.

  • From the Model Editor, select File > New > Project.

  • From the Simulink® Project, on the Simulink Project tab, click New.

  1. In the Simulink start page, click a template in the list to read the description. If you selected a new project option to open the start page, the list shows only project templates, or you can filter the list for Project Templates using the list next to the Search box.

    • Select the Blank Project template if you are creating a project in a folder with existing files. The Blank Project template creates a Simulink project in your selected folder and leaves any other files untouched. The project helps you manage all your files as a unit.

    • Try the Simple Project template if you are creating a project in a new folder and want a blank model. The Simple Project template creates a simple Simulink project containing a blank model and some utilities. The model is a shortcut so you can open it from the toolstrip. The project manages your path and the location of the temporary files (slprj folder) with startup and shutdown shortcuts when you open and close the project. You can modify any of these files, folders, and settings later. As your project grows, the project helps you manage all your files as a unit.

    • You can create your own templates. See Using Templates to Create Standard Project Settings.

  2. In the start page, select a template and click Create Project.

  3. In the Create Project dialog box, specify your project folder and edit the project name, and click Create Project.

    The Simulink Project displays the Project Files view for the specified project root.

You can control the default folder for new projects using the project preferences.

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