.MDL File Extension

File Type:
MathWorks Simulink Model

Having trouble opening .mdl extension? Don't panic! This page explains what mdl files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open mdl files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a MDL file?

Mdl file extension has MathWorks Simulink Model file type, developed by MathWorks, which is associated with the "data files" category.

Associated with Simulink, the file stores both a block diagram and block properties, used by the simulation. The file uses a simple plain text format. It may additionally list all the objects, each with specific values and properties.

In the latest versions of Simulink, the .SLX format is used instead of the MDL format.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

mdl file icon
File Type:
MathWorks Simulink Model
Data Files

How to open MDL file?

Double click the mdl file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .mdl extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the mdl extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the mdl file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open MDL files

  • Windows Windows
    • MathWorks Simulink MathWorks Simulink
  • MacOS MacOS
    • MathWorks Simulink MathWorks Simulink
  • Linux Linux
    • MathWorks Simulink MathWorks Simulink

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the mdl file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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