The Visualization Workspace is shown when the Visualization Screen is opened. The workspace contains elements from database which are visualized as a graph. You can interactively manipulate the elements (for example move them). Example of a workspace:


Common operations in workspace:

Select element

Click on an element to select it.

Select more elements

Hold "SHIFT" and click on several elements.

Hold "SHIFT" and select (click+drag) a Workspace area containing one or more elements.

Press "CTRL( ⌘) " + "A" to select all elements in workspace.

Move element

Hold left mouse button on a selected element and move the mouse to move the element.

Explore node

If a node has some neighbors which are currently not shown in the visualization, a node is not completely explored. This node is marked by a "+" symbol. Doubleclick explores this node and all neighbors are shown.

Move view

Click and hold left mouse button on the workspace (away from any shown elements) and move the mouse to pan the whole view.

Zoom view

Use the mouse wheel to zoom in and zoom out. Zoom center is the current position of the mouse cursor.

Other keyboard shortcuts

  • CTRL( ⌘) + A : select all elements in visualization

  • CTRL( ⌘) + F : open search tab in visualization and set focus on search field so you can start typing search string right away

  • CTRL( ⌘) + S : save visualization

  • CTRL( ⌘) + UP_ARROW : horizontal ALIGNMENT of selected nodes

  • CTRL( ⌘) + LEFT_ARROW : vertical ALIGNMENT of selected nodes

  • CTRL( ⌘) + RIGHT_ARROW : equal horizontal SPACING between selected nodes

  • CTRL( ⌘) + DOWN_ARROW : equal vertical SPACING between selected nodes

  • CTRL( ⌘) + MOUSE_WHEEL or SHIFT+ MOUSE_WHEEL : expand or reduce spacing between selected nodes

  • ARROWS : move selected part of graph in desired direction