A ‘Resource’ construct can be added to a ‘Asset Diagram’ via drag-and-drop. Below is an outline of the steps necessary for adding a ‘Resource’ construct to an ‘Asset Diagram’:
Adding a New Resource
Within an ‘Asset Diagram’, click the ‘Resource’ icon in the ‘New’ tab of the left sidebar and continue to hold down the left mouse button.
Drag the ‘Resource’ icon over to the adjacent diagram canvas.
Release the left mouse button while over the diagram canvas to drop the new ‘Resource’ and add it to the diagram. The ‘Resource’ will automatically snap to the nearest invisible grid intersection.
Notice the ‘Resource’ stays selected once it has been dropped. Since it is selected, the sidebar changes to include additional ‘Attributes’ and ‘Metadata’ tabs.
Once added to the diagram, enter a meaningful ‘Name’ for your new ‘Resource’ via the ‘Attributes’ tab of the left sidebar (focused automatically for convenience).
Remember to save by clicking the ‘Save’ button located on the toolbar, which will persist your changes to your project’s database.
- The above process describes using the ‘New’ tab of the left sidebar, which automatically generates a new entity to represent each new diagram construct. If you would like to reuse existing entities from your database to represent a new construct, use the ‘Existing’ tab instead.
- For more information on this construct and how it is represented in the database model, see Asset Diagram Constructs.