WinDesign provides configuration features to define and customize the types of the objects used in the modelings.
This configuration set is called a "profile".
This setup mode is valid for all the modules WinDesign.
However, it is mainly used in the Business Process IS Mapping module, Database and Object modules having a stable conventional formalism, generally requiring little adjustment.
At the opening of a work session, the profile is loaded and conditions the behavior and content of different types of objects used.
Several profiles can be defined and stored.
This function allows, using wizards, to compare two profiles and to carry out their possible harmonization.
This allows to preserve custom settings while also benefiting from the changes introduced by the new versions of WinDesign, for instance during a version upgrade.
Open and scalable meta model
The meta model configuration features enable to define each type and stereotype of object being used in the modeling..
This definition concerns the naming, the descriptive characteristics, possible links between each object type, the layout of cross-references and the impact analysis.
The configuration of graphical options enables to define the appearance (shape, style, ...) of each type and stereotype of object.
Variants of style can also be set with application option.
The display and graphic options of the objects can be modified as standard (profile), but also for a model, a diagram or a selection.
Palettes for graphical modeling
The settings of WinDesign enable to define a specific palette for each type of diagram, showing all the objects and their graphical shapes, usable in the current type of diagram.
This palette will be displayed at the opening of the diagram.
The composition of the palette is made from the graphics options set.
Configuration of the types of diagrams
The types of diagrams can be fully defined in the Business Process Is Mapping module, allowing adaptation to a methodology or approach for Information Systems modeling.