In Valispace, you can create public and private Dashboards, that will show you the current status of your project on your Valispace start page.
Watch this video to learn how to create and personalize your Dashboard:
Create a Dashboard
From the Valispace main navigation pane, go to "Project" --> open "Dashboard".
In the bottom right-hand side corner, hover over the "+" symbol and choose "Add Dashboard".
In the pop-up, choose a name for the Dashboard. If you select "Private", the Dashboard will only be visible to you. If you select "Public", the Dashboard will be visible to your team members, that have access to the project, too.
Choose Initial and Visible Dashboards
Click on the button on the top right-hand side corner for "More options". Click on "Visible Dashboards".
In the pop-up menu, you can now choose your "Initial Dashboard", which is the dashboard, that will show up whenever you visit the Dashboard site (from the Valispace main navigation pane, go to "Project" --> open "Dashboard").
Furthermore, you can hide Dashboards by removing the tick mark in the "visible" column.
Add Information to your Dashboard
Hover over the "+" bottom in the right-hand side corner and select "Add Block" to add information to your dashboard.
From the Pop-up, choose the kind of information which you would like to be shown in your dashboard. The blocks will automatically update themselves and always show the current status of your project.
Here is an overview of the different types of information you can add to your Dashboard:
With the help of Text Blocks, you can add headlines, normal text, quotes and formula to your Dashboard.
The tables, which you can also use in the Valispace Analysis Module, give you an overview of your project in form of a table.
- Budget Table: Displays the budget of one of your Valis, e.g. the mass, in form of a table.
- Components Table: Displays a list of all of your Components in your project.
- Properties Table: Displays a list of all of your Valis in your project.
- Modelists Table: Displays a list of all of your Modes in your project.
- Requirements Table: Displays a list of all of your Requirements in your project.
- Verifications Table: Displays a list of all of your Verifications in your project.
- Analyses Table: Displays a list of all of your Analyses in your project.
- Simulations Table: Displays a list of all of your Simulations in your project.
The charts, which you can also use in the Valispace Analysis Module, give you an overview of your project in form of a chart.
- Budget Chart: Displays the budget of one of your Valis, e.g. the mass, in form of a pie chart.
- History Chart: Displays the changes over time of one of your Valis, e.g. the mass, in form of a line chart.
These blocks always display the current value of one of your Valis.
With the help of counters, you can keep track of the number of components, Valis, Modes, Requirements, Verifications, Analyses and Simulations that you have in your project.
The dashboard also enables you to insert buttons to either a link or to trigger external scripts.
To insert buttons:
- Navigate to the dashboard you would like to add the button into.
- Click on the “+” add button in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.
- Click on “add block”
- Navigate to the “Actions” section.
5. To insert a button to create a link click on the “Link” icon.
Insert the text you would like to appear on the button in the “button text” field.
6. To create a button for a “Request” click on the request button.
You have the option to choose the method of request under “Request”.
By ticking the “Wait for response” box, the request button will remain greyed out until the request has been processed.
Insert the request data in the field and click save to insert the request button into the dashboard.
Personalize Blocks in your Dashboard
Click on "Add Blocks" and choose to add a "Budget Table" to your Dashboard. An empty field will show up.
With the help of the button in the top right-hand side corner you can move it around in your dashboard.
Now click on "Add data to this table". In the pop-up click on the "edit" button and start typing the name of the Vali you would like to add.
In our example, we choose "Fan.Mass" from the Fan Tutorial. The table now displays the mass of the fan including margins. Hover over the sides of the table to adjust the size of the block in your dashboard.
If you like to change the Vali that is being displayed in the tables, or delete the block, click on the button in the top right-hand side corner of the table.
If you add a Table of Requirements or Verifications to your Dashboard, you can even filter and sort the items in the table, e.g. by date created or by the status of verification.