Create Diagrams

    To create a new diagram, navigate to the Documentation tree. First, select the Diagram heading in the tree view, then create a new folder by clicking the New button and then you can create a new diagram. Specify a name for the folder and the diagram. Now you can create a diagram on the Diagrams tab.

    The right pane shows the Inventory tree. It contains the data from the most recent network inventories.

    Select a component and drag it to the Diagrams tab while holding down the left mouse button.


    Action Bar

    In the action bar additional settings for the creation of the diagrams can be made.

    Use the New, Docusnap-Delete-Icon and Docusnap-Save-Icon buttons above the tree view to create or delete new diagram or save changes made to existing diagrams.

    You can export the current diagram to a Visio file by clicking the Docusnap-Export-Icon button. Clicking the Docusnap-Reset-Icon button will load the last saved version of the diagram again.

    Using the Layout and Arrange automatically buttons, you can specify that the objects are automatically arranged according to the selected algorithm. With the Connect automatically button enabled, each new component will be connected to the most recently selected component.

    The Pointer Tool allows you to select individual components by a mouse click. If the Connector button has been selected, you can create a Connector using the mouse. Click a component and drag the mouse (while holding down the mouse button) to the second component. This will connect the two components. Clicking the Fit to Page button resizes the diagram so that it fits the page.

    The desired type and design for a connector can be selected.

    Use the Add Ancestor and Add Descendant to add the hierarchical ancestor and descendants of the selected object.

    By clicking the Correlation button you can add the IT Correlations of the selected object.
    By clicking the Group button you can add groups of IT Correlations of the selected object.
    By clicking the Next Level button or the 2 - 4 Levels button you can choose how many levels of the IT Correlations should be added.
    A grid can be displayed in the background of the drawing sheet to simplify the alignment of the components.

    Context Menu

    A context menu is available when you right-click the components and connectors.

    This menu contains options to delete the current object or to connect it with other objects. When selecting multiple objects, you can align them horizontally or vertically or set them to the same height or width. Additionally IT Correlations, ancestors and descendants can be added.


    The connectors can be deleted from the context menu. What is more, you can swap the starting and ending points or select a different starting or ending point.


    Using the context menu options, it is also possible to rearrange groups or resize them.



    Once a connector has been selected, the Properties entry screen appears. Here, you can specify additional information about the selected connector. The properties will be displayed along with the connectors. You can select the properties to be displayed from the Fields dialog. Optionally, you can add to the properties by editing the tRelLink table. Adding columns to the databases and entry screens is described in the Configuration Manual.

    IT Correlations

    When creating the diagram objects of IT Correlations can also be added. Unlike Diagrams which represent the relationship between two given objects, the IT Correlations are defined between two types of objects. The context menu of the added objects lists under Resolve Correlation entry all IT Correlations and by clicking on it the desired one can be resolved. IT Correlations can also be added by clicking the Correlation button in the action bar. Groups can also be added via the context menu and the action bar.

    Additionally the hierarchical ancestors and descendants can be added via the context menu. Click on the entry Resolve to select how many levels of IT Correlations should be resolved.


    Each connection has properties, such as a name, a description, a priority, etc. that you can select for display in the diagram. Click the Fields button to open the dialog. For each diagram, you can select the fields to be displayed from the Display Fields for Diagram dialog.


    Deleted entries

    If objects are deleted that have already been inserted into a diagram, they are not deleted from the diagram, but marked with (deleted).

    Opening relations from other tree views

    The Analysis tab is displayed for each object you select in the Data Explorer. If the selected object is used in a diagram, that diagram will be displayed on this tab. In the Analysis tab the diagram can be exported. To edit the diagram click the Edit button to open it in the Diagrams tab.