Creating IDEF0 Diagrams

Last modified on January 30th, 2017.


This section contains outlined instructions for how to create a new 'IDEF0 Diagram'.

Via Project Dashboard

Below is an outline of the steps necessary for creating a new 'IDEF0 Diagram' on a new Action entity via 'Dashboard':

  1. From any view of Innoslate, open the 'MENU' dropdown located on the top navigation bar and click the 'Dashboard' menu item. This will navigate you to your project's 'Dashboard' in Innoslate.

    Dashboard Menu Item

    Note: If you have the 'Dashboard' button "pinned" to the top navigation bar, use that button instead for one-click access to your project's 'Dashboard'.

  2. Once in your project's 'Dashboard', locate the 'Getting Started' panel, as shown below, and select 'Functional Analysis' as your area of interest from the 'What is your primary area of interest?' dropdown. A set of links to help you get started with functional analysis will fade in from the right.

    Functional Analysis Link

  3. Click on the 'Create New IDEF0 Diagram' link in the "Functional Analysis" column as shown below.

    Create New IDEF0 Diagram Link

  4. This opens the 'Enter a Name' dialog, where you must name the root Action entity of your new 'IDEF0 Diagram'. Type in a 'Name' and click the 'Continue' button.

    Enter A Name Dialog

  5. This will navigate you to a new 'IDEF0 Diagram', where you can begin adding and removing diagram constructs. Remember to save by clicking the 'Save' button located on the toolbar, which will persist your changes to your project's database.

 

Via Entity View

Below is an outline of the steps necessary for creating a new 'IDEF0 Diagram' on a new Action entity via 'Entity View':

  1. From any view of Innoslate, open the 'MENU' dropdown located on the top navigation bar and click the 'Database' menu item. This will navigate you to the 'Database View' in Innoslate.

    Database View Menu Item

    Note: If you have the 'Database' button "pinned" to the top navigation bar, use that button instead for one-click access to 'Database View'.

  2. Once in 'Database View', open the 'New Entity' dropdown and click the 'Action' menu item.  This will navigate you to the 'Entity View' in Innoslate where you can begin to enter information into your new Action entity.

    Create New Action

  3. Once in 'Entity View', enter at least a 'Name' for your new Action entity.

    My First IDEF0 Diagram Example

  4. Open the 'Diagrams' dropdown located on the toolbar of 'Entity View' and click the 'IDEF0 Diagram' menu item within the "General Diagrams" section.

    Create New IDEF0 Diagram

  5. This will navigate you to a new 'IDEF0 Diagram', where you can begin adding and removing diagram constructs. Click the 'Save' button located on the toolbar to persist your changes to your project's database.

Creating IDEF0 Diagrams

Last modified on January 30th, 2017. 


This section contains outlined instructions for how to create a new ‘IDEF0 Diagram’.

Via Project Dashboard

Below is an outline of the steps necessary for creating a new ‘IDEF0 Diagram’ on a new Action entity via ‘Dashboard’:

  1. From any view of Innoslate, open the ‘MENU’ dropdown located on the top navigation bar and click the ‘Dashboard’ menu item. This will navigate you to your project’s ‘Dashboard’ in Innoslate.

    Dashboard Menu Item

    Note: If you have the ‘Dashboard’ button “pinned” to the top navigation bar, use that button instead for one-click access to your project’s ‘Dashboard’.

  2. Once in your project’s ‘Dashboard’, locate the ‘Getting Started’ panel, as shown below, and select ‘Functional Analysis’ as your area of interest from the ‘What is your primary area of interest?’ dropdown. A set of links to help you get started with functional analysis will fade in from the right.

    Functional Analysis Link

  3. Click on the ‘Create New IDEF0 Diagram’ link in the “Functional Analysis” column as shown below.

    Create New IDEF0 Diagram Link

  4. This opens the ‘Enter a Name’ dialog, where you must name the root Action entity of your new ‘IDEF0 Diagram’. Type in a ‘Name’ and click the ‘Continue’ button.

    Enter A Name Dialog

  5. This will navigate you to a new ‘IDEF0 Diagram’, where you can begin adding and removing diagram constructs. Remember to save by clicking the ‘Save’ button located on the toolbar, which will persist your changes to your project’s database.

 

Via Entity View

Below is an outline of the steps necessary for creating a new ‘IDEF0 Diagram’ on a new Action entity via ‘Entity View’:

  1. From any view of Innoslate, open the ‘MENU’ dropdown located on the top navigation bar and click the ‘Database’ menu item. This will navigate you to the ‘Database View’ in Innoslate.

    Database View Menu Item

    Note: If you have the ‘Database’ button “pinned” to the top navigation bar, use that button instead for one-click access to ‘Database View’.

  2. Once in ‘Database View’, open the ‘New Entity’ dropdown and click the ‘Action’ menu item.  This will navigate you to the ‘Entity View’ in Innoslate where you can begin to enter information into your new Action entity.

    Create New Action

  3. Once in ‘Entity View’, enter at least a ‘Name’ for your new Action entity.

    My First IDEF0 Diagram Example

  4. Open the ‘Diagrams’ dropdown located on the toolbar of ‘Entity View’ and click the ‘IDEF0 Diagram’ menu item within the “General Diagrams” section.

    Create New IDEF0 Diagram

  5. This will navigate you to a new ‘IDEF0 Diagram’, where you can begin adding and removing diagram constructs. Click the ‘Save’ button located on the toolbar to persist your changes to your project’s database.