1.0 Introduction

The Operations Center Layout view can provide a visual analysis of critical relationships and conditions across multiple branches of an element hierarchy. The dynamic linking feature binds graphics in a drawing to element conditions and attributes, thus enabling automatic updates of the drawing when elements change. The Layout view also provides a set of drawing tools for adding shapes, colors, text, and many other features found in standard drawing products.

Planning a Layout view custom drawing requires consideration of its purpose and usage. Typically, administrators create and edit Layout view drawings for various types of users. Before creating a drawing, consider the drawing’s audience and the information they need. For example, a Layout view for executives is likely to contain a diagram of a service model’s health and compliance. In contrast, an operations department is interested in a network diagram identifying critical performance areas.

A Layout drawing is built in the Operations Center console by Administrators, but can be published in the Dashboard for your users.