Multiple view composition

BVQ version 5.0 introduces major changes to the user interface to simplify the use of connected information in one window and move to a use case driven perspective.

BVQ docking capabilities, available since version 3.4, made it easy to assemble multiple topology- and performance-views into one window composition. Unfortunately these individual views didn't share any information, weren't recallable for repetitive use and the view-controls were wasting valuable space.

BVQ now extended the docking capabilities to:

  • Save and restore layout composition as favorite
  • Reload analytic performance views based on the current selection of the active view in a window
  • Add information to a window or view to describe and explain their use
  • Concentrate a views to the information. User input elements are moved to separate control panels.

Differences Window vs. View

With the new introduced concept of windows it is important to distinguish between a view and a window as well as the different usability concepts.

Window
  • Container to hold one or more views
  • Actions are available via the main menu → Window
  • Object selections could be made effective for all analytic views inside a window
  • Multiple windows spread across multiple monitors are supported
View
  • Available single view types: performance, analytic performance, treemap / table
  • Each single view can be adjusted independently
  • Multiple views can be arranged inside a window

 

Use case driven views

The new window concept enables the move to a more use case or problem centric view. Windows are able to show a collection of relevant charts, metrics, tables and treemaps important to analyze problems at a glance.

Fully recallable window

Now you are able to store a fully customized window including multiple views with its own configurations and arrangements. This includes all table configurations in tree and sort & filter mode like filter, visible columns, column order, sorting, etc.

Therefor a "Window Favorite" has been introduced. It shows up similar to a folder in the favorite chooser from where you can open it completely as a window, or open one of its subordinated views.

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