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Starting from CAST AIP 8.3.23, CAST Architecture Checker will no longer be installed as part of the CAST AIP setup, whether installing CAST AIP from scratch or on a server where a previous release of CAST AIP exists. CAST Architecture Checker has evolved into a standalone component where all feature requests and bug fixes are now managed. This standalone component can be downloaded from CAST Extend (

Up-to-date documentation can be found here: CAST Architecture Checker.

View menu

This section provides a detailed description of the contents of the View menu within the CAST Architecture Checker:

View setsThis option enables you to display or hide Sets - this applies to the Layers and Sets window and the Main window.

The option is also available in the Options window.

Inside ViewDefinitionThese options toggle between various display options for Layers and Sets in the Main window.

See the Options window for more information.

Content sample
ZoomVarious Zoom optionsThese options govern the zoom factor used in the Main window (Model tab only).

You can also use the Options window to manage zoom.

Links above layers and setsActivate this option to force links between layers to be displayed above any layers and sets. Applies to the Model tab of the Main window.

For example, the link circled in red is displayed above the layer:

Automatic content loadingThis option (when activated) will ensure that the list of objects displayed in each layer or set in the Model tab of the Main window (when working in Content Sample mode - see Options window / Content window) is updated automatically - you do, however, need a live connection to the Management Database for this to function correctly (see Working online for more information):

If this option is deactivated (if you have a large number of layers and/or sets and you are working in a particularly slow network environment), then the list of matching objects will not be updated automatically and you will need to double click in the layer/set to see the objects:

Keep invalid resultsThis option (when activated) will ensure that a change in the Architecture Model (e.g.: definition of new layers/sets, editing existing layers sets or modifying/editing dependencies between layers) does not remove results ( coloured arrows between layers that are displayed following use of the Check model option) that have been retrieved from the CAST Analysis Service. A button called Clear invalidated results will appear in the bottom right hand corner of the screen (following the change) to indicate that the results showing in the Model are no longer valid:

Clicking the button will remove the results from the Model tab (to regenerate them use Check model the option).

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