The Studio is capable of many different views. These can be selected in the
View menu. Of the 7 different possible views listed there, you mostly need 3 or 4. Each view has an associated panel that can be shown within the main Studio window. A combination of views is called a layout. The simplest layout has three views:
For different kinds of work (layout, coding, document creation) you can select different layouts in
View > Layout. These layouts are predefined. We can change layouts or add new ones, let us know if you know a better one.
You can adjust the all the sizes of the different panels, by hovering with the mouse over the border.
If you press save, the sizes of the panels are saved. If you make the main Studio window bigger or smaller, the relative sizes of the panels are kept.
If you have selected a Layout, the Publisher will enable the buttons for all the views that are available and show the associated panels. If you press one of the enabled buttons, you select that panel, whose caption will turn red for a few seconds. If you hover over the buttons, you will find that there are shortcuts for each panel, e.g.
[Ctrl+Alt+A] for actions (see shortcuts). These shortcuts can be used to get the focus to the right panel without using the mouse.
The following views are available:
- Graph: here you create and structure your model;
- Actions: here you view, add and edit actions of a node;
- Text fragments: shows all the text fragments that you have added to your model;
- Inspector: shows detailed information about an interface;
- Preview: shows a small preview of your model;
- Navigator: shows all interfaces of an node, and how they are related to each other;
- Source: here you can edit the source code of the model.