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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.

Example Architecture Visualization

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How to Create a Visualization using the Data Dashboard?

To create and generate visualization:

  • Goto the Data Dashboard.
Data Dashboard

Data Dashboard. Click image to enlarge

  • Click on Visualizations.
Visualization List

Visualization List. Click image to enlarge

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

Visualization Gallery. Click image to enlarge

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

Visualization Details. Click image to enlarge

More Visualization Details

More Visualization Details. Click image to enlarge

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

Architecture Repository. Click image to enlarge

  • 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.

Visualizations. Click image to enlarge

Add the Visualization.

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

Added Visualization. Click image to enlarge

The Visualization is shown in the folder.

How to Create a Visualization using Visual Designer

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

Visual Designer. Click image to enlarge

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

Insert Visualization. Click image to enlarge

Enter the name of the Visualization.

Enter name of Visualization. Click image to enlarge

  • Press the "Insert in Repository" button to add the Visualization.
Visualization added in the Architecture Repository.

Added Visualization. Click image to enlarge

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.