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Introduction

The Architecture layer scope offers a view based on the individual Layers within each Architecture model that exists in the current Application:

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You can select a specific Architecture Model by using the Application scope and then choosing the required Architecture Model in the Aggregated by drop down:

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Accessing the Architecture layer scope

To access the Architecture layer scope, click the Architecture layer entry in the Investigation panel (if there are no Architecture Models available in the selected application, the entry will be greyed out):

Specific layers in ALL Architecture Models available in the Application are listed in alphabetical order in the Select Layers dropdown - by default the first in the list is displayed in the view:

Perspective selection

By default, the perspective (how the data is displayed) will be set to CAST Taxonomy (the default layout configured by CAST Imaging and the only layout available) and Level 4 - you can find out more about the Perspective options in User Guide - GUI - Investigate panel.

Navigating the view

Levels

Levels 4, 5 and Objects are available for selection when CAST Taxonomy aggregation is selected in the Investigate panel - these levels provide ever greater details about the items within the selected layer:

Actions

ActionLocationResult/Behavior
Double click on nodeLevel 4In version ≥ 2.12, double clicking a node will transition to level 5. 
Level 5

Drill down to Vignette mode i.e.:  Objects level + drill mode Children + Caller/Callee + Group by communities (depending on the object selected). See also User Guide - GUI - Investigate panel for more information on Drill and Communities modes.

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Vignette mode

Expand and investigate the selected object.

A popup message is displayed when drilling down on the selected object when there are no more sub-objects to display - this is to ensure that users are aware that there are no further sub-objects for the selected object:

ObjectsView source code of the object. See User Guide - Viewing source code.
Right click on node

Level 4

If the object properties cannot be retrieved in a timely manner, a retry button will be displayed:

Level 5

If the object properties cannot be retrieved in a timely manner, a retry button will be displayed:

Vignette mode

    • Expand All > Expand and investigate the selected node (same as double click)
    • Hide node > Use this to hide selected nodes. To unhide, either use the "Undo" option or refresh the page. It is not possible to hide a concept node or a group node, in which case the option will not be available.
    • Properties > Displays information about the node in the right hand slide in panel (see User Guide - Properties panel):


If the object properties cannot be retrieved in a timely manner, a retry button will be displayed:

Objects

If the object properties cannot be retrieved in a timely manner, a retry button will be displayed:

Single click on edgeLevels 4 and 5N/A
Objects and Vignette mode
Displays all the methods that are linked between classes and provides additional actions such as:
  • view source code
  • method information
  • add caller/callees

See User Guide - Using the Method view for more information.

Double click on edgeLevels 4 and 5, Objects and Vignette

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