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Generate an Architecture Canvas Layout Demo

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If you want to follow our free tutorial in generating or building an Architecture Canvas Layouts from scratch, click on the button below.

The tutorial will provide some steps to edit the Architecture Canvas Layouts and dashboard in the Viewer (in edit mode).

We also have a paid eLearning module for learning how to set up a blueprint and accompanying dashboard. Contact us for more information at

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What is an Architecture Canvas Layout

An Architecture Canvas Layout is an example layout of a Dragon1 canvas. A layout, in this case, is a set or areas spread out as layers or columns.

One of the layouts, we name the Dragon1 Architecture Canvas, is presented above. With Dragon1, users can generate a visualization using a layout.

A layout consists of areas. An area on a canvas can be populated with a certain set of data from a repository or excel sheet. For instance, an area can be populated with applications and another one can be populated with processes.

The layout can be configured by a user. Above, you see a dynamic example of a generated Architecture Canvas Layout in the Viewer.

We have provided an Excel Sheet you can use to generate your own Dragon1 Architecture Canvas Layout.

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Why Create a Free Trial Account?

Want to skip the step of converting an excel sheet to JSON and upload the excel sheet directly in the Viewer? Or want to store data in the Dragon1 repository? Create a trial account!

If you want to (re)use your company data professionally, you can upload the data to your paid user account. Go to the Online Store to purchase your Dragon1 PRO user license. If you would like to purchase paid user accounts for your team, please contact

Demo Steps

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  • Step 1 Drag Shapes on Canvas Click on the Edit button (bottom bar). Drag a stakeholder shape from the iconbar at the right, onto the canvas.
  • Step 2 Show Data Sheet Click on the Data button and go to the Stakeholders tab. Edit the name of the shape (stakeholder) that you have added. Click on Close.
  • Step 3 Draw Relationship Select a shape on the canvas. Click on the arrow icon in the smarttoolbar of the shape. Drag the relationship line over another shape. When it changes color, release the mouse.
  • Step 4 Download Excelsheet Click on the Download Excel Sheet button to download the Excel Sheet and see your added data. Add more shapes with their relationships. Click on Save.
  • Step 5 Convert To .dragon1 Click on the Convert .dragon1 File button to convert the excel sheet into a .dragon1 File (JSON Structured).
  • Step 6 Upload .dragon1 File Click on the Upload & View .dragon1 button. In the Viewer, click on the Upload .dragon1 File button, select the .dragon1 file from your download folder and check out the updated visualization with its dashboard.
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