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Signal and Scope Manager

About the Signal & Scope Manager

The Signal & Scope Manager is a user interface to Signal Generator and Viewer objects. Using the Signal and Scope Manager you can manage from a central place all signal generators and viewers.

    Note:   The Signal and Scope Manager requires that you have Java® enabled when you start MATLAB®. This is the default.

Signal Generator and Viewer Objects

The small icons identifying a viewer or generator are called Viewer and Generator Objects. These objects are not the same as scope blocks or signal blocks. Generator and Viewer Objects are managed by the Signal and Scope Manager, and are placed on signals. Blocks are dragged from the Library browser and are not managed by the Signal and Scope manager.

Opening the Signal and Scope Manager

  1. In the Simulink® Editor window, select Diagram > Signals & Ports > Signal & Scope Manager.

    The Signal & Scope Manger window opens.

    Alternatively within your model, right click a signal line and from the context menu, select Signal & Scope Manager.

Changing Generator or Viewer Parameters

  1. Open the Signal & Scope Manager window.

  2. To the right side of the Generators and Viewers pane, click the parameters button .

    • For a generator, the Generator Parameters dialog opens.

    • For a viewer, a Viewer window opens. From the viewer toolbar, select the parameters button . The Viewer parameters dialog opens.

  3. Review and change parameters.

Adding Signals to a Viewer

Use the Signal Selector to add signals to a Viewer.

  1. To the right side of the Generators/Viewers pane, click the Signal Selector button .

    The Signal Selector window opens. Use the Signal Selector to connect and disconnect generators and viewers.

  2. From the signals pane, select the check boxes for the signals you want to display in the selected viewer.

      Tip   After adding the new signals, run a simulation to make them visible.

Removing a Generator or Viewer from a Simulink Model

  1. In the Generators/Viewers pane, select either a listed generator for viewer.

  2. On the right side, click the Delete button .

    The selected generator or viewer is removed from the table.

Viewing Test Point Data

You can use a Signal Viewer available from the Signal and Scope Manager to view any signal that is defined as a test point in a referenced model. A test point is a signal that is guaranteed to be observable when using a signal viewer in a model.

    Note:   With some signal viewers (for example, XY Graph, To Video Display, Matrix Viewer, Spectrum Scope, and Vector Scope), you cannot use the Signal Selector to select signals with test points in referenced models.

For more information, see Test Points.

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