Network Tools

Network Tools

The network has a set of tools that help you accomplish two main things: visualize your projects and explore how different aspects of them are connected.

Tracing on the Network

The network makes it easy for you to find how your resources interact with one another. Tracing is a powerful tool to accomplish this aim; it allows you to select a certain resource then view what's connected to it in one of four ways using the tracing buttons found on the network menu.

Here's a quick demonstration of what each of the tracing buttons do:

Here's a quick-reference table describing each button:

Trace upstreamHighlights all resources on the network that are upstream of the one selected
Trace downstreamHighlights all resources on the network that are downstream of the one selected
Trace up and downstreamHighlights all resources on the network that are directly up and downstream of the one selected
Trace all connectedHighlights all resources on the network that are connected in any way to the one selected — note that not every resource highlighted in this view is a first string connection to your starting point

Expanding Your View

The network can display projects side by side by using the search tool displayed on the right side of the network. Clicking the tool opens the window seen below where you can select projects to add alongside the one presently displayed.

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Toggling View Modes

The network can be viewed and trace in 2 or 3D. You can toggle between modes using the slider on the left-hand menu bar.

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