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When you start 2c8 Modeling Tool the first view is the Repository Manager. Repository is the name of your storage space where your models will be saved.
Create a new repository by clicking “plus” in the menu.
If you are working locally:
If you are working on a server you have to log in before creating a new repository.
Double-click on a current repository to open. If you want to go back to the Repository Manager, click “File – Close repository” in the menu.
In the left panel there is an overview of the different model types (model tree).
Create a new model:
The created model will show up in the model tree.
If you are not sure about what type of model you should pick, hover over the different model types to read a brief description regarding each type.
Add a description to an object:
Note that if the description on an object does not appear in the published material or in the report it is because you need to add the description field in the publishing profile (report or web).
Before adding a document link to an object, you need to create the document link.
Create document link:
When you are done, press OK and your new document link will show up in the left panel.
To add to an object, “grab” the document link and “drop” it on the current object.
When a link is connected to an object you will get a pop up in the lower right corner of the window.
In order for anyone looking at the published material to be able to read the documents linked to your models/objects, the document must be in a common space.
A tip if you have many different types of documents is to use “Types”, such as checklist, instruction, template etc. Then you can easily filter on the type of document when creating lists.
You can create lists that contain, for example, models, activities, or document links.
You can, among other things, use lists in your published material in the menu bar.
Create a new list:
Do not forget to save your list.
With a layer you can control, among other things, how the model content is presented in the published material. A layer is linked to one specific model type and an object type can only be linked to one layer.
To create a layer and attach items to it:
Note that objects you place in the model before the layer was created does NOT end up in the layer automatically.
To add objects to your layer right click and select “Move to layer” and then select current layer.
Use right click on the object to create a breakdown.
Choose: “Breakdowns – Create new”:
Your new model opens in a new tab.