Content Viewer

Watch your published visuals (interactive visualizations) on the Content Viewer


The Content Viewer is the web application on Dragon1 that is used by any stakeholder to view published architecture visualizations in.

With the content viewer used on Tablet PCs like iPad and Smartphone like the iPhone, stakeholders can manage and direct transformations and projects.

The link to the Content Viewer is Content Viewer. Be sure to also watch it on your Tablet PC and on your Smartphone.

First users, like architects, create models, views and visualizations. Next they publish their products for viewing in the Content Viewer.

The creator of a product can choose to publish it from hidden to worldwide. Check the page on which states are available.

Learning Objectives

In this section you will learn the following:

Just click on a link to access a lesson.

What is the Content Viewer?

The Content Viewer is exactly what the name says: a viewer for content. In the Visual Designer, visuals can be created and this content can be watched in the Content Viewer. This can be static or dynamic views of models, but also presentations (frames as slides) and videos in the background with a visualization as leader fading away.

The content can be watched on any device like a PC, Laptop, Tablet PC or Smartphone, anytime anywhere. This gives stakeholders a great opportunity to use the visuals in meetings, study the visualizations on the road and to support decision making with it.

The visuals can be diagrams, documents, pictures, presentations, videos and can contain any type of contents: information, communication, a lesson from courseware, a contract or research publication.

Add Comments

In the Content Viewer you can add comments to a visual you are watching. You can add comments on the published visual just by clicking the Add Comments button.

How to Filter a Visualization

Sometimes visualizations are full of data and information. And if you do not need all that, you can filter a visualization.

Select a visualization first, then click on Navigator. Now the search window will open up at the left. You can filter or select data just by typing the name in the Search panel.

In this panel you also switch on and off layers, frames and class of data. Click on the right name or number and see how the visualization changes.

Published and Hidden visualizations

Whether or not certain visuals are visible in the Content Viewer depends on three things:

  • If you are logged in or not
  • Whether you have certain privileges
  • What the publication status is the creator has given

If the visual what published worldwide (only possible if the account has status OPEN), anyone can see the visual, even without being logged in.

If the creator has published the visual private or privileged, you will only be able to access the visual if you are logged in into the same account as the creator and share the same role and/or organization. Every user in an account is assigned to a role and to an organization (like a department, class or project).

How to Pan a Visualization

To pan the visualization (drag it as a whole), hold down the CTRL key and drag the visualization.

How to Browse a Presentation

The visualization may exist of several frames (slides), in that case, the presentation could start because of autoplay is switched. Or you may have to manually walk through the slides. Just click on the forward and backward arrows in the Content Viewer.

Full screen

You may want to watch the visualization full screen or you want to present it. In that case, click on the full-screen button. The keyboard arrow keys and the mouse buttons can be used to walk through the slides.

Press the ESC-key to end the full-screen mode.

How to Click Through

If the creator has created a click-through link, you will see your cursor change into a hand (pointer). If you click on the shape, you will be forwarded to whatever visualization is linked, or an external link in a browser is started up.

How to Get a Popup Dialog

You can only get a Popup Dialog Box if you go with a mouse over a shape and if the creator filled the description and an image for that shape.

To hide Popup Dialogs, select the option none in the Navigator panel.

Data Properties

If made available by the creator you can watch the Data Properties of a selected shape or entity in the resizable Window below the Canvas Window. To enlarge the properties window drag the bar.

Playing Scenarios

Next to visuals like presentations and videos, the creator can also have created a scenario. A scenario is a series of conditional changes applied to a model, view or visualization. A scenario has a begin situation and an end situation.

If the creator created a scenario, you can play the scenario in the Scenario Window below the Canvas Window. The Scenario Window is only available if a scenario model was published for this visual.

Using the Workflow

If the creator of the visualization has defined a workflow for the visualization, you can see it by clicking on the Workflow in the Content Viewer.


If you want to send a message to someone who is in the workflow, just click on the blue message button.

Using the Data Changes and Models Updates Window

Every data change and model update is registered. If you want to see the updates and changes made to a visual, click on the Change and Updates button at the right top of the window.


In your Content Viewer there may be a lot of visuals published. If you click on Navigator in the user interface, you can look up visuals by entering a name in the search field and click search.

Alter a Visual

Depending on what the creator of the visual has switched on, some shapes in the visual can be moved or deleted from the visual (at the client-side only). In this way, you as viewer can adjust the visual to your liking. You cannot save your version, but you can print it or save it as pdf.

The creator may even have placed a button bar on the visual, enabling you to add shapes with rules and constraints applied onto it. In this way, the creator can create a small User Defined Modeling Application.

Example Screenshots

This is the main screen of the Content Viewer.

This is an example view of a visual with a video in the Content Viewer.

This is an example view of a visual with interactivity in the Content Viewer.

This is an example view of the Search Panel.

This is an example view of the Navigator Panel.

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