Visual Designer

What is the Visual Designer application?

The Visual Designer is a customizable online modeling, presentation, flowcharting and diagramming application that you can use to create models, views and visualizations with. You can create static, dynamic, interactive and animated visualizations (diagram, sketches, drawings and impressions).

You can create view templates, so if data in your model changes you do not need to redraw the visualization, you just update the view with one click.

Supported Modeling Languages and Standards

The visual designer supports the following standards and modelling languages out of the box:

  • Flowchart
  • BPMN
  • UML
  • ArchiMate
  • TOGAF
  • Dragon1

UML Diagramming

Read more about UML Diagramming> here on the Visual Designer.

Dynamic Views

A unique aspect of Dragon1 is that you can create visualization templates that generate shapes in a certain pattern using available data in a model.

Read more about Dynamic Views here.

Screenshots of the Visual Designer

Screenshot of a model created on Dragon1

Screenshot of an opened Dynamic Architecture Visualization: A Template Visualization shows the contents (data) of a view of a model.

Screenshot of a generated model. The entities can be instantiated and related in the Architecture Repository or in the Visual Designer.

Overview of Key Features

Below is an overview of key features of the Visual Designer per Dragon1 edition.

Features PRO ENTERPRISE
1. Create Models, Presentations and Diagrams
2. Design, analyze and customize templates for blueprints, frameworks and landscapes to your desired situation
3. Create visualizations of Views and Perspectives based on models and meta models
4. Using modeling languages UML, ArchiMate, TOGAF, Dragon1, BPMN and Flowchart.
5. Check in/out your work
6. Visualize Artist Impressions of Work Situations
7. Create Design Sketches of Business Concepts (Canvas)
8. Work with frames and layers
9. Work with splash patterns
10. Work with scenarios and storyboards  
11. Tracking and Traceability.
Find and highlight chains of related items via context highlighting, defined viewfilters or by item selection.
12. Using Visual Items (Data / Shape Placehoders) to generate dynamic visualizations

Interested to work with the Visual Designer on Dragon1?