On Dragon1, you can create your own architecture layers and collections of architecture layers.
Even better, you can validate (with dynamic views and reports), if you have used correct or existing architecture layers in your models, views and diagrams.
Creating A Layer
Below you see how to enter an architecture layer in the repository:
Enter an Architecture Layer in the Repository.
Fill in the details of the Architecture Layer.
Updating a Layer
You can add, update and delete a layer using menu buttons and the form.
In the form you change the publication status and the workflow status of an architecture layer and you can assign this architecture layer to a collection, an owner and an administrator.
With that, you can report and show in the views what quality of data you are using: are you using approved data from a collection, or are you using your own self-created data?
Change the publication status of the Architecture Layer.
Change the workflow status of the Architecture Layer.
Using an Architecture Layer in a Model
You can use the architecture layer as an entity in a model.
Using an Architecture Layer in a View
You can use an architecture layer in a view, to show what entities are related to it and which are not related.
You can visually report if all the layers from a collection were used and/or if someone has created and used new layers.
Using an Architecture Layer in a Visualization
You can visualize architecture layers in different ways, with your shape and icons of choice.
Using an Architecture Layer in a Report
You can create a textual report on architecture layers and their usage in your architecture, projects, solutions or organization.