Dragon1 Modeling and Presentation Platform Glossary

Here we have listed the definitions of the terms you will encounter throughout working with the Dragon1 software.



A protected set of organization and user data. You need a login to get access to that data.

Website Menubar

The uppermost menubar on the screen (Home | Dragon1 | Products | etc…).

Applications Menubar

The menubar on the screen gives access to the web applications (Resource Center | etc…).

Button bar

A bar with buttons giving access to the functionality of the web application (New Cabinet | Open Cabinet | etc…).

Explorer Treeview

A container on the left side of the screen showing stored data items in a tree.

Data Item

A piece of the data item stored in the database.


On Dragon1, the data repository of an account is structured in Cabinets, Dossiers and Folders. A cabinet is a top-level structure in a repository.


A related set of published content items.


On Dragon1, the data repository of an account is structured in Cabinets, Dossiers and Folders. A dossier is the sub-level structure in a Cabinet.

Dynamic Views

On Dragon1, you can create dynamic views. This means that if the underlying data of a view was updated or has changed in the repository, the data shown in the view will also be changed. And if you use a view in a diagram, the data in the diagram is also changed.


On Dragon1, the data repository of an account is structured in Cabinets, Dossiers and Folders. A folder is the sub-level structure where data items are stored.


The content you have produced and have linked to your profile.

Interactive Visualizations

An interactive visualization is a visualization that responds to user input. You may create a visualization that shows popupdialogs on mouse over or mouse clicks, or you may provide links to detailed diagrams, or you may provide a view button to hide or show a part of a diagram.


A combination of username and password to get access to an account and its data.


The set of data identifying and describing you as a business professional.


A logical part of a database that contains data for a specific account. On Dragon1, the data in the repository is structured in Cabinets with Dossiers and Folders.

Shapes Panels

Areas at the left bottom of the screen that contain shapes that can be dragged to the visualization canvas.


The graphical representation (scalable vector graphic [SVG]) of an entity).

View Template

A view template is a view that you reuse. For instance, a generic view created by someone else that you call with a parameter.

Visual Item

A shape/data place holder on a visualization canvas to generate shapes dynamically based on data items in a model.

Visualization Canvas

The area in the middle of the screen where you draw shapes on.


A predefined set of related shapes or entities in Dragon1 that can be instantiated by the user, such as a visualization template.

Frame (also Time Frame)

A logical grouping of shapes to make shapes visible related to time or order as a series of frames.


A logical grouping of shapes to make shapes visible or hide them as a stack of layers.

Inspector Panels

The areas on the right-hand side of the screen that contain tools to change the shapes drawn on the visualization canvas.


Scalable Vector Graphics - The open standard that is used by Dragon1 for web graphics.


Your email address with which you login in.


A secret code that is only known to you, which you use together with your username to log in.

Watch Page

The page on which a visualization created by you as a creator is published and can be commented on by visitors.