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why figures in simulation data inspector are not editable?

Asked by Mahdi Zolfaghari on 29 Sep 2014
Latest activity Edited by Walter Roberson
on 14 Jul 2018
Hi All;
Why figures in "Simulation Data Inspector" are not editable? For instance, I can't insert a legend on the figure or change the line width of curves. I also used Figure Menu/Tools/Edit Plot, but it didn't work! What should I have done?

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Answer by Sebastian Castro on 2 Oct 2014

It is by design that we let MATLAB do what MATLAB is good at. The easiest thing to get your SDI plot customized is to export your current view to a new MATLAB figure. To do this, you can select the "Plot in New Figure" option as shown below.
Now that you have an regular old figure window, you get the full customizations of the MATLAB environment :)


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Answer by Mahdi Zolfaghari on 2 Oct 2014
Edited by Walter Roberson
on 14 Jul 2018

Dear Sebastian;
Thanks for your answer. but as I mentioned in my question, I used the "Plot in New Figure" option (Sorry,I hadn't directly introduced this phrase in my question) to go to the conventional figure environment to edit the figure using the Tools menu (Plot in New Figure/menue/Tools/Edit plot), and however, it didn't work!!! In fact some of the signals are editable but many of them aren't. Is there any special setting that I should have done before running the simulations? I'm using MATLAB 2014a now but I had this problem with MATLAB 2013 too.
Thank you


I'm using R2014a and it worked just fine for me:
Is there anything special about the particular signals you're trying, and can you use the same tools on a MATLAB figure you create directly in MATLAB?
Actually, when I run my simulink models, this problem occures for almost all of signals!!!!!

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