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Design an SV-2 Component Diagram

 
The following steps walk a user, with write access to the Reporter module and architecture, through designing an SV-2: Systems Resource Flow Description report, using the Component report type.

1. After a new report has been created, we need to design it. Ensure you are in the Report Designer pane of the Outlook Bar. Locate the newly created report in the tree view (under the SV-2 viewpoint in our example).
 
2. The default report type is Class, so first we need to change it. In the Home tab of the Ribbon Bar, select Component in the Report Type gallery.
 
3. A confirmation window appears. Click OK to change the report type.
 
4. In the Report Details group of the Home tab, rename the report. The report name changes in the Outlook Bar once you click off of the Name field. If desired, add a description in the Description field.
 
5. New reports, and reports where the type was changed, are initialized without any nodes or relationships added. An SV-2 shows the system resource flows between systems, and we need to bring in data from the Resource Roles node and the System Resource node. Click Add Node two times in the Configuration group of the Ribbon Bar. This adds the nodes to the Data Source Setup tab in the Content Pane.
 
6. Our first node brings in the resource roles nested under a parent role. Select it in the Content Pane, and click the pencil icon in the upper right corner to enable editing. Complete the Info, Model Data, and Date Attributes tabs with the information shown below. Click the Save button when finished.
 
7. Select the second node in the Content Pane; this element brings in the system resources. Click the pencil icon to enable editing. Complete the Info, Source Data, and Date Attribute tabs with the information shown below. Click the Save button when finished.
 
8. In the Home tab of the Ribbon Bar, click the Save Report button to save the entire report design.
 
9. Now we need to define our two relationships: between resource roles and system resources, and the data flow between systems. Click Add Relationship two times in the Ribbon Bar. This adds them to the Data Source Setup tab.
 
10. Our first relationship nests the system resources within the appropriate role. Select it in the Content Pane, and click the pencil icon to enable editing. Complete the Info and Source Data tabs with the information shown below (dates are not as important for relationships; you can fill out the Date Attributes tab if desired). Click Save when finished.
 
11. Select the second relationship in the Content Pane; this defines the flow between systems. Click the pencil icon to enable editing. Complete the Info and Source Data tabs with the information shown below. Click the Save button when finished.
 
12. We want our report to only show objects with connections. Select the Data tab in the Ribbon Bar, and click the Remove Orphans button to enable it (it turns orange, as shown). Click the Optimize Relationships button to combine messages that go to and from the same object.
 
13. In the Ribbon Bar, click the Save Report button again.
 
14. We used the SAR EA data for these next visualization steps. Select the Report Viewer pane in the Outlook Bar. In the Home tab of the Ribbon Bar, click the Refresh Diagram button to generate the report.
 
15. You can save a cached version of this image for others to see by clicking the Save to Database button in the Ribbon Bar. In this example, we will use the built-in tools to make the diagram more readable.
 
16. To change the auto color options, select the Edit tab of the Ribbon Bar. In the Auto Color group menu, choose By ZIndex. This colors the objects by layer.
 
17. To change the routing option, select the Routing tab. In the Routing gallery, we chose Straight to draw the lines directly between objects.
 
18. You may need to click Refresh Diagram (in the Home tab) again to ensure the lines are optimized (such as going to and from the "Radio - Air (RA)" object). Be sure to click Save to Database when you are finished to ensure others see your changes.
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