Simulink align ports keyboard shortcut

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ricard molins
ricard molins on 17 Jan 2019
Answered: Mingli ZHU on 19 Jan 2021
I work on simulink for long periods of time. Having to "select some models" and then "right click / Arrange / Match Size " + "right click / Arrange / Align Left " + "right click / Arrange / Distribute Verticaly" is a time consuming task that should be automatizable.
I am already now how to add custom menus with custom functions which are binded to a keyboard shortcut that launches some scripts.
Is there any programatical way to "right click / Arrange / Align Left " without having to go block by block to read the properties an so on and compute the position (a way to launch matlab build it "Align Left" function ?

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Sandeep Disale
Sandeep Disale on 23 Jan 2019
Hi Ricard,
Maybe this can help,
Thanks
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ricard molins
ricard molins on 28 Jan 2019
Even though this answer is usefull this is not exactly what I am looking for. My objective is to avoid having to handle inports\outports of blocks and work more based on a selection of items and align them.

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Mingli ZHU
Mingli ZHU on 19 Jan 2021
Hello,
%find current selected blocks
blocks=find_system(gcs,'selected','on');
L=length(blocks);
% create 3 arrays: blcoks top position/found numbers/new positions
top=zeros(L,1);
num=zeros(L,1);
pos=zeros(L,1);
for i=1:L
position=get_param(blocks{i},'Position');
top(i)=position(2);
num(i)=i;
end
new_top=sort(top);%sort top ascendantly
min=new_top(1);
max=new_top(L);
distance=(max-min)/(L-1);%calculate interval
for i=1:L
pos(i)= find(top(i)==new_top);%find block's new order
position=get_param(blocks{i},'Position');
position=position+[0 min+(pos(i)-1)*distance-position(2) 0 min+(pos(i)-1)*distance-position(2)];
set_param(blocks{i},'Position',position);% re placer
end

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