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The Navigator visualizes relations of a certain Element to other Elements. All related Elements are displayed in groups according to their type. All elements are colored in their default type coloring.
Additionally in Deep Dive Mode, sub-trees can be opened/closed to expand/collapse the diagram starting from any element displayed. The root element can not be collapsed.
There are three ways the Navigator can be opened:
From the Visualize panel
- From List view (for more information see List View)
- From Single Element view (for more information see Single Element View)
The Standard Mode always shows one element and its related elements. The view can be switched to another element by using the drop down on the top left or by clicking the Navigator icon right of an element name.
- Switch between "Standard Mode" and "Deep Dive Mode"
- Download and save / load
- Zoom control component
- Reset View to the first selection
- Legend showing root element, hidden elements, zooming and other settings
- Toolarea for this group. "Create new element", "Hide element" and "Show in list" functionality
- Root element
- Title links to List View of this group
- Action toolbar (create new element, hide group, show in list, show more/less relations)
In standard mode you can show/hide related Building Block groups via toolarea "Display" menu item. Building Block groups that are hidden and not empty are documented in the legend.
In the drop down "Display", visible elements have "visibility off" icon and invisible elements have the "visibility" icon , also you can hide groups by clicking
on the "visibility" icon on the bottom group panel toolarea.
Open Building Block in Single Element View
By clicking on the name of an element on the diagram, the Single Element View page of this element is opened.
Action Toolbar of Group
- Edit existing relations
- Create a new element
- Hide a group
- Show in list
- Show more or less elements
Edit Existing Relations
By clicking on the "Edit Relations" icon (1) on the bottom group panel toolarea, the dialog for editing existing relations with their attributes is opened and you can edit them.
Create New Element
By clicking on the "add" icon (2) on the bottom group panel toolarea.
The dialog for creating a new element is shown and you can create a new element which is automatically assigned to the root element.
See Creation Dialog functionality
Show in List
By clicking on the "Show in list" icon (3) on the bottom group panel toolarea, or on the title of this group you can open the List View of this group.
By clicking on the "Hide Group" icon (4) on the bottom group panel toolarea, the group is not longer visible and the legend is updated. This function is only availbale in standard mode and not in deep dive mode.
More or Less Elements
Shows all relation of this group or hide up to six elements.
Deep Dive Mode
The Deep Dive Mode allows you to navigate through your architecture by expanding/collapsing sub-trees of related elements. The view can be switched to another initial element by using the drop down on the top left.
- Switch between "Standard Mode" and "Deep Dive Mode"
- Legend showing the root element, expanded related elements of the selected element, zooming and other settings
- Possibility to expand/collapse the tree of related elements of the selected element (not available for root element)
Show/Hide Related Elements
In Deep Dive mode the initial diagram can be expanded to sub-trees by clicking the expand/collapse icon that appears when hovering over an element (3)
Sub-trees can be collapsed by cklicking this button again. Initial trees can not be hidden.
Every Building Block Type can be filtered individually by hovering the "Filter" menu section in the toolbar. Here you can add a new filter or edit the current filter. See Filtering for details.
Filtering is saved in the configuration, so after changing selected element it won`t be changed.
Navigator diagram can be configured to show additional information via coloring of the elements. Any Building Block in the header or in a row can be colored individually.
Upon initial opening, the diagram has its default coloring. To change coloring hover on the "Color" icon and select desired coloring by numeric or enumeration attribute.
See Coloring for details.
Coloring is saved in the configuration, so after changing the selected element it won`t be changed. Remove colorings by pressing the x-icon in the coloring dropdown.
Navigator diagram contains sorting functionality, see Sorting functionality.
Navigator diagram can be downloaded in five different formats:
- VISIO (beta-feature)
The downloaded file contains all visible groups. In case there are elements in a group, hidden in your browser (i.e. you have to click "more" to see them), these elements will also be visible in the download.
On hovering over an element its entire name and the description are shown as a tooltip.
The initial diagram is zoomed to show the whole diagram. You can zoom in and out by using Zoom control component or by using "ctrl + mouse wheel".
For more zooming functionality please check here.
To check the actual configuration in the legend you can expand or collapse the legend by clicking on the ">"-symbol at the top right.
Expanded elements are displayed according to the order they were opened. (5)
Depending on your browser, only a maximum number of elements can be shown. If the maximum is reached, the root element tree will disappear, the new root element will be the first expanded element related to the current sub-tree.
Additionally, sub-trees of the initial root element will be closed as well if they are not related to current expanded sub-tree. There is no "Full Download" function as for other diagrams.