The default setting for showing the Graph structure is to show all nodes, where nodes that would not fit inside the window — but are directly linked to from the current node — are ‘pulled back into view’ as it were. When dealing with a large graph, this may get a bit noisy, so you may want to check out the options outlined below for tweaking the Graph panel.
Showing several levels of depth
The Studio is able to show just the node you are working on, with a level of parents and children to show. If you select
[Graph > View] from the top menu you can change the view. The default is ‘Show all nodes’. This can be confusing if you work on a very complex graph.
You can set this value to ‘Show depth 2’. Only the direct connections (‘parents and children’) are visible.
If you select ‘Show depth 3’, the same nodes as with Show depth 2, plus the nodes one connection further away. Put differently: the parents, the children, the grandparents and the grandchildren.
If you select ‘Show depth 4’, yet one connection further away is shown.
A zoom level can be set through
[Graph > Zoom].
Depending on the structure of a graph, it may lay out better horizontally (‘landscape mode’) than in the default vertical layout (‘portrait mode’).
You can toggle Landscape mode via the context menu in the Graph panel.
NOTE: Landscape mode will not apply when one of the specific depth views is chosen, only with Show all nodes.