Spider Diagram

Last modified on January 31st, 2017.


Below you will find information on how to use the 'Spider Diagram' in Innoslate. The 'Spider Diagram' is a type of hierarchical organizational chart used in Innoslate as a means of visualizing traceability. This diagram is capable of displaying up to nine (9) levels of decomposition of entities arranged in concentric circles radiating outwards from the center. This diagram conforms to the LML Specification 1.1 definition of an 'Spider Diagram', which requires a visualization for traceability beyond what a typical hierarchy type diagram can offer.

Spider Diagram Example

The 'Spider Diagram' is not comprised of special diagram constructs. In fact, a 'Spider Diagram' can be generated by Innoslate on the fly based on the current contents of your project's database. The 'Spider Diagram' is built using entities in the database of any class and any of their relationships. The entities display as rounded blocks containing the number and name of the entity and their relationships create the structure displayed as arrow lines.

  • Viewing Spider Diagrams

    This section contains outlined instructions for how to view a 'Spider Diagram'.

  • Adding an Entity

    An entity can be added to a 'Spider Diagram' via drag-and-drop.

  • Customizing Spider Diagrams

    This section contains an outline of 'Spider Diagram' only features which allow you to further customize your 'Spider Diagram' to meet your needs.

Spider Diagram

Last modified on January 31st, 2017. 


Below you will find information on how to use the ‘Spider Diagram’ in Innoslate. The ‘Spider Diagram’ is a type of hierarchical organizational chart used in Innoslate as a means of visualizing traceability. This diagram is capable of displaying up to nine (9) levels of decomposition of entities arranged in concentric circles radiating outwards from the center. This diagram conforms to the LML Specification 1.1 definition of an ‘Spider Diagram’, which requires a visualization for traceability beyond what a typical hierarchy type diagram can offer.

Spider Diagram Example

The ‘Spider Diagram’ is not comprised of special diagram constructs. In fact, a ‘Spider Diagram’ can be generated by Innoslate on the fly based on the current contents of your project’s database. The ‘Spider Diagram’ is built using entities in the database of any class and any of their relationships. The entities display as rounded blocks containing the number and name of the entity and their relationships create the structure displayed as arrow lines.

  • Viewing Spider Diagrams

    This section contains outlined instructions for how to view a ‘Spider Diagram’.

  • Adding an Entity

    An entity can be added to a ‘Spider Diagram’ via drag-and-drop.

  • Customizing Spider Diagrams

    This section contains an outline of ‘Spider Diagram’ only features which allow you to further customize your ‘Spider Diagram’ to meet your needs.