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18.2.5 Datacenter Release Highlights

Reporting - Diagram Comments

Reports now have a new Filter/Property that can be used to return information on diagram comments.

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View details on diagram comments in Reports:

  • Comment author

  • Comment content

  • Resolved status comment (true or false)

  • Number of open comments

Learn more about IQL properties here.

Diagram Tools - Format Painter

Copy line styles and shape colors to apply them to other shapes with the Format Painter.

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Set a line style and shape fill and use them for other diagram elements.

  • Easily give your diagram elements a uniform look and feel

  • Mouse cursor changes to a painting icon to indicate Painter mode is active

  • Exit the Painter mode by clicking the icon again, or simply selecting another tool/command

Diagram Compare - Zoom Controls

Zoom controls are now available in the Overlay when comparing diagram versions.

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  • Easily control the zoom level while using diagram compare

  • Zoom controls are conveniently located in the menu bar, as in the diagramming canvas view

Narrative Reports - Shape ID Toggle

Shape IDs can now be displayed in place of Shape Numbers in Narrative Reports.

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Internal Shape IDs can be used to identify your shapes in the Narrative report. 

  • Access the Shape ID toggle in the Shape section of Shape Narrative Report templates, or in the Shape List section of Process and SOP Narrative Report templates

  • Toggle the Shape ID on to have the report use the Shape ID instead of the Shape Number

Note: Shape ID and Shape Number do not have to be identical.

Early Access

How to enable Early Access features

How to enable Early Access features

  1. Go to Administration → Server Settings

  2. Navigate to the Early Access tab

  3. Toggle the Early Access features you would like to enable

View Early Access Features

Visio - Visio Import

VSD and VSDX files can now be imported and converted to iGrafx IGXW diagrams as an Early Access feature.

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Visio Import Early Access

Early Access provides an opportunity to explore our latest features before they are released to the world! These features are still in-development, so we would love your feedback.

With the Visio import diagrams feature enabled, you can consolidate work and convert your Visio diagrams to IGXW.

  • Upload Visio files as External Files
  • Import one file or multiple files and configure them on import
  • Continue to use the platform while the import job runs in the background (notification when done)

Learn more about importing Visio diagrams here.

Diagramming - ArchiMate Support

ArchiMate shape libraries, lines and arrowheads, and a new default template are now available as an early access feature. The ArchiMate modelling language supports the description, analysis, and visualization of architecture within and across business domains.

ArchiMate Shape Libraries

How to add ArchiMate shapes and symbols to your existing diagrams

  1. Check with an administrator to confirm the feature flag is enabled
  2. Access a checked-out diagram
  3. Open the Shape Libraries panel and click MANAGE at the bottom

  4. Find and check the boxes for the ArchiMate libraries you would like to use. Your options are ArchiMate Shapes, ArchiMate Symbols, or ArchiMate All (containing both shapes and symbols) 

  5. Click UPDATE to confirm your selections
  6. Access your selections via the menu at the top of the Shape Libraries panel as usual

Create an ArchiMate diagram

How to create a new diagram using the ArchiMate template

  1. Check with an administrator to confirm the feature flag is enabled
  2. Create a new diagram using your preferred method (New Diagram button, right-click Tree folder, Add Object, etc.)
  3. In the resulting dialog, make sure Diagram View is selected
  4. Click the Template dropdown menu, then select ArchiMate

  5. Add any other details to your new diagram, then click Finish
  6. By default, the resulting diagram canvas provides a handy reference guide for all the ArchiMate shapes, symbols and lines and their meanings

ArchiMate Lines and Arrowheads

How to use the ArchiMate Lines and Arrowheads

  1. Check with an administrator to confirm the feature flag is enabled
  2. Access a checked out diagram
  3. Click the Dashed Lines icon in the top menu, here you will find the usual line styles, plus the new ArchiMate styles

  4. To the right of the Dashed Lines icon, you will find the start and end arrowheads menus that include the new ArchiMate arrowheads

Diagramming - Path Stepper

Paths are now translatable and the tool now accounts for clicking lines.

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Paths are now in the Languages Grid. In addition to being able to translate them one at a time, you can now translate paths via the grid. With this, the import and export for diagram translations also supports path names.

The selection functionality of the Paths tool now accounts for clicking lines as well as shapes. Now, if you click a line in a defined path, the Paths tool will keep your place rather than deselect.

Narrative Reports - Extended Narrative Capabilities

Narrative Reports can now be viewed from diagrams and are accessed from the Narrative panel.

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Extended Narrative Capabilities

Introducing the new Narrative Panel in diagrams.

  • Configure the display of information important to your users
  • View default narrative templates tailored to display information pertinent to a selected shape (Shape Narrative) or for the diagram as a whole (SOP Narrative). Note that Narrative can now be viewed in a full screen overlay, accessible from the VIEW SOP button and the Narrative Panel MORE button.
  • Include "Documented By" relationships for Described Objects and note the change of the "Owner" data option in the Document Information section to "Administrative Owner" for consistency

Narrative Reports - Export

Narrative Reports can now be exported as a Word Document or a PDF.

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Narrative Export

Narrative Reports can be exported for future use.

  • Access the Download Narrative button through the Diagram VIEW SOP button or the Narrative Panel MORE button
  • Click Download Narrative button and select Word Document or PDF

Note: All Narrative Reports can be exported this way if the Narrative Export Capabilities feature flag is enabled.

Rich Text Videos

iGrafx now supports embedded videos.

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Rich Text Videos

Include embedded videos for a more immersive user experience.

  • Users can watch videos in an overlay without having to navigate away from the content the videos relate to
  • Connect to any oEmbed compatible solution
  • Where supported, embedded videos automatically download thumbnails

To access Rich Text Video Configuration:

  1. Choose the Administration area, and then Server Settings.
  2. Click the VIDEO PROVIDERS tab.

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