Getting started with 2c8 Modeling Tool

Getting started with 2c8 Modeling Tool

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Create repository

Create model

Add description

Add document link

Create list

Create layer

Create breakdown


Create repository

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.


Create model

In the left panel there is an overview of the different model types (model tree).

Create a new model:

  1. Select model type by clicking on it
  2. Click on the “plus” icon
  3. Type a name for your model in the pop-up.

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

Add a description to an object:

  1. Right click on the object
  2. Choose ”Properties..”
  3. Type your text under the tab ”Description”

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).


Create document links and add them to objects

Before adding a document link to an object, you need to create the document link.

Create document link:

  1. Click on ”Document links” in the left panel
  2. Click on the “plus” icon in the menu
  3. Type a title, use browse to find your link on your computer or paste an URL.

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.


Create list

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:

  1. Click on ”List” in the left panel
  2. Click on the “plus” icon to create a new list
  3. A new tab appears
  4. Filter for example on Object
  5. Select additional filters to specify

Do not forget to save your list.


Create layer

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:

  1. Open a model typ where the layer will be used for example a process modell
  2. Click on “Layers” in the left panel
  3. Click on the “plus” icon in the menu to create a new layer
  4. Type a title, choose an icon and select objects that the layer will contain

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.


Create breakdown

Use right click on the object to create a breakdown.

Choose: “Breakdowns – Create new”:

Your new model opens in a new tab.



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