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EVA Netmodeler Browsers

EVA Netmodeler allows you to manage and view knowledge stored in the repository, or linked to repository items, from many perspectives, supported by a variety of browsers. Browsers are invoked by clicking the tabs on the EVA Netmodeler toolbar at the top of the screen. Available browsers include (listed alphabetically):

  • NOTE: You may not see all these browsers - dependent upon user security and privileges and how your installation is set up.
  • Generic Item Display and Edit
  • Calendar browser which will display any types that are associated with time frames, providing a temporal view of our information
  • Content browser, which is the best place to view rich content, such as linked documents, web sites, diagrams and so forth
  • Context view shows a selected item in context of all related content. It supports sophisticated inferencing of relationships from children to parents and generation of custom matrix queries and CSV output.
  • Composite View allows the creation of customised linear documents from repository content. Also supports the creation of columnar reports which "drill down" through several layers of relationships and the export of CSV format data
  • Cross Reference (xref) browser which allows generation of matrices of any two related types and their relationships. From release 1.7, this also supports inferred relationships.
  • Delta Browser which displays items which have changed since a selected date. Allows selection of domain or types of interest. Can export items selected.
  • Domain Tree Browser which provides a view similar to the Windows Explorer metaphor, but supports more relationship types (not just hierarchies)
  • Graphical browser which shows the "concept space" graphically and allows the user to navigate to or query any related item
  • Item browser, which is the "original" and most closely maps the way EVA Netmodeler views and stores knowledge. It provides a view where you can select items of a type, view their details, simultaneously see their relationships to other items, view details of related items, add new items, edit or delete items. Though a little daunting for a new user, it is a powerful tool when you get to know it.
  • Item Tree Browser - a highly functional interface which allows capturing, editing, linking, viewing, navigating items and relationships. Also displays hierarchical relationships between items of selected type.
  • Master-Detail browser which allows the simultaneous viewing and editing of two linked item types. Examples would be: A Course and its Students; A Business Unit and its Applications; An Application and its Interfaces
  • Menu browser which displays a simple list of menu items for the user, each of which will launch a particular browser, optionally with focussed type and selected item. These menu's are built up by "capturing" desired target positions within EVA Netmodeler
  • Report Writer allows easy generation of user specified reports, optionally with filtering and sorting. Data can be output as CSV.
  • Spatial Browser supports creation of dashboards and navigating to data in the repository via graphical/conceptual models
  • Tree browser, which provides a view similar to the Windows Explorer metaphor, but supports many relationship types (not just hierarchies). It also allows text searching
  • Type Maintenance browser where modelers review or extend the types available to EVA Netmodeler users. This is where types are defined in terms of their names, properties, relationships and default values
  • Unified browser provides a simple view similar to a web form for properties of selected object, but also shows relationships to other items as simple hyperlinks. Also allows editing and generation of queries into EVA Netmodeler
  • Worksheet browser provides a view similar to a spreadsheet where we can list all items of a selected type as rows, viewing their properties and relationships as columns
  • There is another "pseudo browser" not on the tab bar, that is provided as a utility view, namely the Simple Browser. It provides a very simple way of accessing information from the repository, by type and then instance selection. It also supports navigation via links to related items. A similar view to the simple browser is available as a free standing generated web site