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:

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An Example Architecture Visualization.

How to Create a Visualization using the Data Dashboard?

To create and generate visualization:

  • Goto the Data Dashboard.
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Data Dashboard.

  • Click on Visualizations.
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Visualization List.

  • Click on the Gallery button to get a different view on the visualizations.
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Visualization Gallery.

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

Layout options for the Canvas and Templates

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Example of the Layout specification: L04_C02_C03_C02_C01.

Visualizations have an easy way of configuring the layout of the canvas and templates.

The layout can be specified in the layout field of a Visualization data entity in the collaboration application.

Suppose you want to create a visualization that shows 1 big area, this is iin fact 1 layer with 1 columns. You can specify that like: "L01_C01" or "C01_L01".

L = Layer. C = Column. L01 is 1 layer. C01 is 1 column.

Suppose you want to create a visualization with four layers, with 2 columns in the first layer, 1 column in the 2nd layer, 3 columns in the 3rd layer and 1 column in the bottom layer. YOu can specify that like: L04_C02_C01_C03_C01.

Suppose you want to create a visualization with four columns, with 2 layers in the first column, 1 layer in the 2nd column, 3 layers in the 3rd layer and 1 layer in the right column. You can specify that like: L04_C02_C01_C03_C01.

To give a group a name, enter a comma seperated list of names in the Group field.

Layout Extensions

Next to the layout field, there is also a Layout Ext field.

In this field tyou can specify subgroups in groups.

Suppose you want to have 2 subgroups in every of the 8 groups on your diagram, you can specificy this like: S02_S02_S02_S02_S02_S02_S02_S02.

To give a group a name, enter a comma seperated list of names in the Sub Groups field.

Create Button Bars

To create and configure new button bars or hide the default button bars on a visualization, read the create button bar help page.

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.
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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.

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Enter the name of the Visualization.

  • Press the 'Insert' button to add the Visualization.
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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.