when opening an existing Graph file using a View in “MyViews” or a template in “My View Templates”, the View Manager does not recognize that a view is open and consequently does not show any data but the message “In order to use the View Manager, open a view”. Using the latest Soley Studio version (2.8.1)
your described problem usually occurs when you open a graph with an old view template, meaning one which was created before we implemented the view manager. To resolve this problem, you have to open the graph with a default view template using the Open View dialog (https://support.soley.io/knowledge-base/open-view-dialog/), adjust the view to your liking using the View Manager and extract the view template. When you use the extracted view template, you are able to work with the View Manager in the future.
I hope I could help you! If you still encounter problems please come back to me in this post.
The View manager was introduced in Soley Studio 2.8.0. View templates created with older versions of Soley Studio still work but cannot be edited with the View Manager.
However, what Corbinian meant in his post above was not the version of Soley Studio but the version of your view template. When you open the view template file (*.slvt) in Soley Studio you can see xml structure. In the second line it should say
<View xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" Version="3.0" Provider="Soley.Framework.AddIns.DataViewProviders.<em>sometext</em>" xmlns="https://www.soley.io/schemas/slvt">
Version 3.0 is the latest and the first that works with the View Manager. If your version is lower then you will need to recreate the view template as described above.
I opened a graph file with the default template and customized the appearance of all nodes and edges. But it seems like the view manager or whatever else module did not save my chances. So when I exported the Graph View Template, only the default values are present. I also saved the graph file before and later reopened it, then all the styling was also lost when choosing my view…..
with the given information, I can only guess where the failure might be, but try this:
1. Adjust your graph, then extract the view template (+.slvt file) and close the graph.
2. The *.slvt file should now show up in the View Templates folder in Solution Explorer. If not, manually add it (right-click on View Template folder in Solution Explorer -> Add -> Existing file and then pick the file)
3. Open the previous or any other graph in the project. In the Open View dialog select the extracted view template in the section My View Templates.
If the error still occurs, I would ask you to send us a support request here and attach the graph file and the view template.
The legend in the graph view and the data in the View Manager did not change its appearance according to my customizations. Also, when looking into it, the exported template file did not include my changes, but only the default values.
I also did exactly what you stated in (1).
I’m quite sure I can’t send you my whole graph file because of data protection policies..
Please follow this knowledge base article to create and customize a graph view and extract the view template. EDIT: You may need to add the *.slvt file to the project (rightclick on View Template folder in Solution Explorer -> Add -> Existing file and then pick the file). In Soley Studio 2.8.1 this was automated.
To open the same or another graph and use the saved view template you need to select the View template in the Open View dialog in the section My View Templates, marked in green in the following screenshot:
Only view templates that are added to the project will be available.
If you did all this and still experience problems we will need to investigate further. If data privacy is an issue you could create a “fake” graph (*.slg file) with only a few elements and send it to us together with the view template (*.slvt file). This will be enough for testing.
1. Create an empty graph (rightclick on Graph folder in Solution Explorer -> Add empty graph).
2. Then use the Modeling Elements pad and manually create a model, as described in this video: https://youtu.be/dxECjF31kqo?t=35s
3. Save the graph.
Would that be possible? Best, Thomas
Got it. In my first try, I selected the elements via the dashed rectangle symbol in the View Manager. When I changed properties in the Properties Editor, they weren’t saved in the legend and the template I exported later.
However, when I selected a group of nodes / edges simply by marking the group Node Series in the View Manager, and changed properties, they were successfully saved.
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