Create and Generate a Visualization

Introduction

Dragon1 supports you in three ways to create or generate a visualization: via the Data Dashboard, via the Architecture Repository and via the Visual Designer. All three ways will be shown here:

dragon1 enterprise architecture visualization

An Example Architecture Visualization.

How to Create a Visualization using the Data Dashboard?

To create and generate visualization:

  • Goto the Data Dashboard.
dragon1 data dashboard

Data Dashboard.

  • Click on Visualizations.
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Visualization List.

  • Click on the Gallery button to get a different view on the visualizations.
dragon1 visualization gallery

Visualization Gallery.

  • Click on the 'Add' button to add a new Visualization.
dragon1 visualization details

Visualization Details.

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More Visualization Details.

  • Enter a name and a bitmap for the visualization.
  • Set "Publication Status" to published publicaly.
  • Provide a template: Functions_Map and provide a layout: C04_L02_L03_L05_L02
  • Save the visualization.
  • Go to the viewer to see that the empty visualization layout is published.

How to Create a Visualization using the Architecture Repository?

To create a visualization, follow the steps below:

  • Log in.
  • Click 'Architecture Repository' in the left side menu.
  • Click "Open cabinet" to open a cabinet.
  • In the Cabinet, navigate to the Dossier and within the Dossier to the specific Folder.
dragon1 architecture repository

Open a Cabinet, Dossier and Folder in the Architecture Repository.

  • Click the 'Insert Visualization' button in the top button bar to add a new Visualization.
  • Enter the Name, Title, Description and Entity Type (e.g. Application).
Specify the Visualization type.

Specify the Visualization type.

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Add the Visualization.

  • Press the 'OK' button to add the Visualization.
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Visualization added in the Architecture Repository.

The Visualization is shown in the folder.

How to Create a Visualization using the Visual Designer

To insert a Visualization, follow the steps below:

  • Log in.
  • Click 'Visual Designer' in the left side menu.
  • Click "Open cabinet" to open a cabinet.
  • In the Cabinet, navigate to the Dossier and within the Dossier to the specific Folder.
dragon1 open cabinet

Open a Cabinet, Dossier and Folder in the Visual Designer.

  • Click 'Insert' on the menu bar to open the pulldown menu.
  • Click 'Insert Visualization' in the menu to add a new Visualization.
  • Enter the Name of the visualization.
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Use the Insert menu in the Visual Designer.

dragon1 enter name visualization

Enter the name of the Visualization.

  • Press the 'Insert' button to add the Visualization.
dragon1 visualization added in visual designer

Visualization added in the Visual Designer.

The Visualization is added to the folder. In the right menu bar, a few properties of the Visualization can be set. In order to get access to the full set of properties, the Visualization has to be opened using the Data Dashboard or the Architecture Repository.