Basic functionality of Collaboration Hub

Diagram navigation

As a Collaboration Hub user, you can switch between diagrams by using the navigation bar on the left of the Collaboration Hub.

The diagram navigation in Collaboration Hub.

The diagram navigation in Collaboration Hub.

Hint

Guest users (non-modelling Hub users) only see folders, which contain diagrams that are shared with them.

Search function

You can also search for published diagrams, files and dictionary entries using the Collaboration Portal’s ‘Search’ page:

The full text search.

The full text search.

An initially executed search takes only the titles of diagrams, folders and dictionary entry, as well as the content of uploaded files into account. If you use the advanced search function, also the attributes you specified are screened. Keep in mind, that when searching for dictionary entries the models using a specific entry are not listed in the search results. To get these models, you can click on the corresponding dictionary entry and all the models that contain the entry are displayed.

Note

To gain accurate search results as quickly as possible, enter specific keywords and not whole sentences into the search function. If you are searching for multiple words that should be an exact match, put the term in quotes (for example: "enterprise resource planning system").

Advanced search

If you want to obtain more precise search results, you can use the advanced search funtion. Here, you can specify attribute types in addition to a search term. The search will then consider the selected search criteria.

Possible attribute types are:

  • Boolean
  • drop down list
  • single-line text
  • multi-line text
  • dictionary link.

Note

Of course, you can only select attributes that have been configured as visible in the Collaboration Hub’s configuration dialog.

After you have executed a search, you can click the Share-Icon to access a link that allows you to share the search results with colleagues.

Sharing search results.

Sharing search results.

Viewing dictionary entries

You can select dictionary entries from the tree view on the left:

Select a dictionary entry.

Select a dictionary entry.

Click the dictionary entry to display it. At Linking Diagrams, you can display all diagrams referencing the dictionary entry:

Navigate to a linking diagram.

Navigate to a linking diagram.

Zooming

In case a diagram does not fit on the screen, the zoom slider in the upper left corner allows you to change the zoom level.

the zoom slider

the zoom slider

Scrolling

Just like you know it from PDF viewers or from Google Maps, you can click and drag the diagram.

Default and Compact views

Furthermore, you can change between different views of the diagram.

The Default view displays all diagram elements, whereas the Compact view hides IT-systems, data objects and text annotations.

Switch to a view through clicking the respective button in the upper right corner over the diagram canvas:

Switch to the "Compact" view.

Switch to the ‘Compact’ view.

Printing

To print the diagram click the Printer button in the upper right corner of Collaboration Hub.

Print a diagram.

Print a diagram.

Additional information about printing diagrams to PDF documents can be found in the chapter Printing diagrams as PDF documents.