How To Create An Architecture Layer

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.

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, to an owner and an administrator. With that you can report and show in views what quality of data you are using: are you using approved of data from a collection or are you using your own self-created data?

Using an Architecture Layer in a Model

You can use the architecture layer as entity in a model. Below you see a model that uses an architecture layer.

Using an Architecture Layer in a View

You can use an architecture layer in a view, to show what entities are related with 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. See the screenshot below for examples.

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. See the screenshot below for an example.