How do I find out what type of block a Simulink block is?

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For an assignment, the lecturer provided a sim. I know what some of the blocks are; how can I find out what the other blocks are? In other words, what type they are?

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Paul
Paul on 8 Oct 2021
Right click on the block. In the menu that pop-up menu, the identifier within the parentheses next to Block Parameters is the type of the block.
Or, click on the block to highlight it, and then at the the command line:
get_param(gcb,'BlockType')
Unfortunately, and this is annoying, it's not straightforward to find that block in the Simulink Libray Browser, at least in my version of Simulink. I don't know why there isn't a way to do that, similar to the Libray Link option for library blocks. Oh well. If you need to find it, you can right click on the block, click Help, and the doc page contents shows which library contains that block.

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Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 7 Oct 2021
What is a "sim"? If you have a Simulink model, double click the block. The block type is usually shown at the dialog window. Click "Help" button will provide you with the full document.
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Michael Hodgson
Michael Hodgson on 7 Oct 2021
Thank you, only that doesn't work for all blocks. For example;
If I double click the Mac Plus, I get a graph.
If I double click some blocks, I get a bunch of more blocks.
If I double click some other blocks, I get a code tab open.

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