View the hierarchy and connectivity of a component in a specialized view. Specialized views allow you to create simpler diagrams that show only a subset of the original model elements for a specific design activity or concern.
You will use the System Composer™ architecture model below in this tutorial.
This example shows a mobile robot architecture model with stereotypes applied to components and properties defined.
Create views dynamically using spotlight views.
Sensors component, then select the
DataProcessing component and select
Create Spotlight from Component. Alternatively, select the
DataProcessing component and navigate to Modeling > Views > Architecture Views > Spotlight.
The spotlight view launches and shows all model elements to which the
DataProcessing component connects. The spotlight diagram is laid
out automatically and cannot be edited. However, it allows you to inspect just a single
component and study its connectivity to other components.
Spotlight views are transient. They are not saved with the model.
Shift the spotlight to another component. Select the Motion component. Click the ellipsis above the component to open the action menu. To create a spotlight from the component, click .
To view the architecture model at the level of a particular component, select the component and click .
Return to the architecture model view by clicking .
Create filtered architecture views to demonstrate specific perspectives with a component diagram or a hierarchy diagram.
Navigate to Modeling > Views > Architecture Views to open the Architecture Views Gallery.
Select New > View to create a new view.
In View Properties on the right pane, in the
Name box, enter a name for this view, for example,
System Elements. If necessary, choose a Color
and enter a Description.
In the bottom pane, select View Configurations > Filter > Add Component Filter to add new form-based criterion to a component filter.
From the Select list, select
Components. From the Where list,
Stereotype. In the text box, select
simpleProfile.sysComponent from the list.
Click Apply .
An architecture view is created using the query in the Component
Filter box. The view is filtered to select all components with the
simpleProfile.sysComponent stereotype applied to them.
Navigate to Diagram > Component Hierarchy to display the components in tree form with parents above children.
Navigate to Diagram > Architecture Hierarchy to display unique architecture types and their relationships using composition connections.