process4.biz 7.x Documentation

features description for Process4.biz

Working with the Web-Publication

Structure and Design of the Web Publication

The web publication generated with the WebPublisher is structured similarly to the repository and contains the diagrams and classes, objects and properties according to the selected publication settings.

In the top right part of the window you can choose the model for display from all previously published models (sets); in addition, the publication date is shown. In the left window the published classesobjects and diagrams, are shown according to the selected group settings (see content publishing).

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When you click on an object on the diagram or in the tree placed in the left window,  object’s properties will be opened. Select a diagram, the diagram is displayed in the right window as SVG graphic and the object and diagram tree are displayed in the left window.

With the navigation buttons in the header of the web publication, you can change the size of the diagrams or reset it to the default size. In addition, you can customize the page width or size. When the zoom size of the diagram has been changed, the same size is also adopted for all other diagrams.

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Smart tag

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Crumb path

You can hide the object and diagram tree in the left window and show them again, when you click on the icon in the header:

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The diagram properties, can be opened by clicking on this icon:

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Smart Tags

When an object is linked to a diagram, you can track this link with the smart tag. In addition, files and websites linked to the respective object are also displayed.

The crumb path allows you to follow the path back to the diagram currently displayed. It is displayed on the bottom right under the current diagram.

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Options for displaying diagram pages

With search you can search for objects and diagrams, indicating their name in the portal. You can also use advanced search, when you

  • enter a search term in the search box and press Enter or
  • click on the icon to the right of Time / Date (another click closes the search again):

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In the advanced search, you can define in which unit or class the search should be carried out. Objects found are highlighted with the green and diagrams with the red symbol as in the repository. Objects, in whose name the search term exists, are listed first, and only then follow the objects in whose property name the search term exists.

Note:

Web-Publication must run on a web server if you want to use the search function; this means that (offline) HTML publications do not have the search function. The respective button is not displayed in offline publications.

Diagram pages

It is of course possible to publish multiple pages from a diagram to Web (see Update publication) and then open them in the Web. You can either select a desired diagram page from the drop down menu or open all diagram pages simultaneously in separate tabs by clicking on the appropriate button.

Object Properties

When you click on an object on a diagram or in the left window, its properties are displayed in the right window along with information as to in which diagrams the object is used and with which diagrams or objects it is linked. For linked objects, information is displayed as to the class from which the linked object originates, its link type and via which association object it is linked. Shape-specific properties are also displayed in the object properties.

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The configuration of these links can be managed individually and easily via the WebPublisher (see Selecting the Path and Functions).