Wat is a Repository?
All the data you enter on Dragon1, is stored in the Architecture Repository. Within Dragon1, the Architecture Repository is a web application that allows you to administer data entities.
The Architecture Repository organizes data logically by using the concept of Cabinets, Dossiers and Folder. Within the Architecture Repository you can create any number of Cabinets. A Cabinet is a containter in which you can store any number of Dossiers. Within a Dossier you can use any number of Folders to organize your data entities in a much more granular manner.
You can add metadata to the data entities which you administer, such as standard images but also your own attributes with or without default values for those attributes.
By relating the rich data entities to each other you form a model. You are able to create views (filters) on the models. Models can be used to link to visualizations and/or templates in the Visual Designer (another web application within Dragon1).
Usage of Cabinets, Dossiers and Folders
In order to enter data you have to create a Cabinet. Often this Cabinet will have the the name of your company, program or project. Within the Cabinet you need to create Dossiers, often important topics within your organization, program or project (such as products, processes, changes or solutions). From there one you create Folders within the Dossiers (Often Folders will have names of the types of the Dossier name.
Maintain and keep your data consistent
The Architecture Repository is the application to keep your data consistent. All information you otherwise would have written down in documents can be maintained and kept consistent with the Architecture Repository.