4. New features for simulating models, and visualizing results.
In terms of simulation, blocks can be set as a comment. To save a block state with this new functionality, simply copy it before modifying it, and then comment one of the versions. It also speeds up the simulation by removing useless blocks.
Fast forward and backward functions are now available: from “Simulation >> Stepping Options” menu you can set and use them by pushing the buttons next to the “Start simulation” button.
To see a signal value while simulating, you can now right click on the chosen wire and choose “Show Value Label of Selected Port”.
Since R2011, a “Graphics” tab has appeared in the scope block parameters that enabled color switching for figures, axis and curves. We can (finally!) remove the black background from figures generated with scopes.
Also recall the creation of the “Signal Data Inspector” tool in R2010b. Now with R2012b, you can run it clicking on the “Record” button. This tool displays and quickly compares results coming from several simulations (it calls “Signal Logging” functions).