TUTORIAL: How to use the Network visualization tools in MappIT

This tutorial will explain very quickly how to use the visualization tools in MappIT.

  1. You need to select the “Tool” tab in MappIT


     
 

  1. From this screen you can select a wide set of tools. Now we will concentrate on the third tool named Network. This is a tool which organize 2 different type of Dataset that are related each other in a many to many relationship (e.g. Capability and Modules by level of support or Modules and Modules by interfaces) into a network of relationships. The output is a Visio diagram which looks like the following:


  2. To start generating the Cards click on the button “Generate Network” and then select the type of Network you want to display; currently 2 types has been setup, but you can add more relationship working on the configuration table:

     

  3. The select the folder where you want to save the Visio file::

       

  4. Then select the list of items belonging to the first dataset that you want to include in the network (e.g. the list of capabilities you want to display)

  5. Finally select the list of items belonging to the second dataset that you want to include in the network (e.g. the list of modules you want to display)

  6. Click Next and the Vision will be generated.

You can now open the VSD file and change the network as you want for your presentation purposes.

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