The software architecture model and diagrams can also be created/modified using the browser-based workspace editor. Click the label associated with a workspace on your dashboard to open the editor.
View and manage the hierarchy of elements that make up the static structure.
View and manage the relationships between elements in the model.
Modify the set of diagrams and their content.
Modify the styles used on your diagrams.
The "Elements" view provides a visual representation of the people, software systems, containers and components contained within the software architecture model.
Adding an element
To add a person or software system, click the root workspace element. To add a container, click the parent software system element. And to add a component, click the parent container element.
Modifying an element
To modify or delete an element, right-click it to open the properties dialog.
The "Relationships" view provides a visual summary of the relationships between all elements in the model. The darker lines indicate more than a single relationship between two elements.
Adding a relationship
To add a new relationship between two elements, click the source element followed by the destination element. This will open the relationship dialog, where you can specify the relationship properties.
Modifying a relationship
To modify or delete a relationship, right-click the element that is the source of the relationship to open the properties dialog.
The "Decisions" view provides a visual summary of the decision records in the workspace; allowing you to add, edit and delete decision records.
View and manage the set of decision records contained in the workspace.
Edit individual decision records.
The "Views" view allows you to manage the set of views contained within the software architecture model.
Adding a view
You can use the buttons at the top of the page to add a new System Landscape, System Context, Container, Component, Dynamic or Deployment view. You will be prompted to enter a unique key to identify the view (alphanumeric characters only), and optionally to select the element that should be the scope of the view.
Modifying a view
To modify the set of elements that are shown in the view, select the view in the dropdown list. From here you can modify the set of elements and relationships that can be shown in the view.
The inline diagram editor can be used to modify the layout of the elements and relationships in the view. See Help - Diagram layout for more details.
Deleting a view
To delete a view, click the "Delete" button after selecting the view in the dropdown list.
You can also modify the styles that affect how elements and relationships are rendered in the diagrams. See Help - Notation for more details on how tagging and styling works.