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Bug #2450

consider better mechanism for navigating multi-level workflow

Added by Laura Downey over 12 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Category:
interface
Target version:
Start date:
06/02/2006
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Bugzilla-Id:
2450

Description

Consider providing a better mechanism for navigating up and down levels in a workflow. Right now every time a composite actor is drilled down into a new workflow window appears. Having various “windows” listed in the Windows menu could become way too cumbersome (we would have to put a scrollable list as the list became large) so a better way to support navigation within a workflow might be to offer some sort of cross between a hierarchical and “slide sorter” view (e.g. the slide sorter in Powerpoint). Each “slide” could represent a level or view inside a composite actor so if three composite actors at some level then three “slides” at the level. Also make sure to highlight in this view the current level the user is on. We might need to provide a list of all the workflows/files open in the Windows menu, with a way to get to this extended "view" for navigating up and down a workflow.

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#1 Updated by Christopher Brooks over 12 years ago

Interesting idea.
A couple more ideas:

1) There is a tab viewer in the ptII tree, try running
$PTII/thales/bin/vergilSingleWindowMode
This might be a start.

2) 3D visualization of layers would be really cool.
Edward uses this powerpoint slide that has different
layers of abstraction stacked on top of one another,
much like a 3-D Chess board. The viewer is looking
obliquely from the side.

#2 Updated by Redmine Admin over 5 years ago

Original Bugzilla ID was 2450

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