Algorius Net Viewer Manual | Main Window

General Information

The main window contains the following components:

  • Menu (located at the top of the main window);
  • Toolbar (located right below the menu);
  • Editor (takes the most part of the main window);
  • Tabs (located under the map editor);
  • Map Tree (located on the left side of the main window);
  • Device List (located on the left side of the main window);
  • Layer Tree (located on the left side of the main window);
  • Report Tree (located on the left side of the main window);
  • Inventory Tree (located on the left side of the main window);
  • Status Bar (located at the bottom of the main window).

Click the Algorius Net Viewer tray icon or select the Open Algorius Net Viewer option from the tray icon context menu to open the main window when it is minimized in the system tray.

Main window menu contains the following elements:

File
Master
Open Network Discovery wizard to create a new map.
See Network Discovery Wizard for more information.
F6
Welcome Page
Open Welcome Page in a tab.
See Welcome Page for more information.
Create
Create a new network map.
See Creating Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+N
Open
Open a new network map.
See Opening Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+O
Recent
Select and open one of the recent opened network maps.
See Opening Network Map for more information.
Open Backup Folder
Open backup folder.
See Backup Copies for more information.
Save
Save the current network map or inventory card.
See Saving Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+S
Save As
Save the current network map to a file.
See Saving Network Map for more information.
Save All
Save all modified network maps and inventory cards.
This option is available if there are any unsaved changes.
See Saving Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+Shift+S
Save as Image
Save the network map as an image file.
See Creating Screenshots for more information.
Export to Visio
Export current network map into Visio document.
See Export for more information.
Print
Print a network map.
See Printing Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+P
Close
Close a network map.
See Closing Network Map for more information.
Close All
Close all network maps.
See Closing Network Map for more information.
Map Background
Open a dialog box to customize the network map view.
See Network Map Appearance for more information.
Options
Open a dialog box to configure the Algorius Net Viewer.
F9
Exit
Exit the software.
Alt+X
Edit
Capture Map
Capture the current map for editing.
See Editing for more information.
Release Map
Fix changes on the current map and finish its editing.
See Editing for more information.
Undo
Undo last changes.
See Edit History for more information.
Ctrl+Z
Redo
Redo last changes.
See Edit History for more information.
Ctrl+Y
Cut
Move selected objects to the clipboard.
See Clipboard for more information.
Ctrl+X
Copy
Copy selected objects to the clipboard.
See Clipboard for more information.
Ctrl+C
Paste
Paste objects from the clipboard.
See Clipboard for more information.
Ctrl+V
Delete
Delete selected objects.
See Deleting Map Objects for more information.
Del
Copy address
Copy the selected device addresses to the clipboard.
See Clipboard for more information.
Ctrl+Shift+C
Select All
Select all objects in the editor.
See Selecting Map Objects for more information.
Ctrl+A
Select Same Type
Select the same type objects on the network map.
See Selecting Map Objects for more information.
Ctrl+Shift+A
Invert Selection
Deselect selected objects and select those that were not previously selected.
See Selecting Map Objects for more information.
Ctrl+Shift+I
Group operations
Change value of any attribute for devices on one or more network maps.
See Group Operations for more information.
Ctrl+G
View
Find
Search map objects by direct text query.
See Search for more information.
Ctrl+F
Advanced search
Search various objects by the values of their attributes
See Advanced Search for more information.
Ctrl+Shift+F
Mini-map
Show/Hide mini-map.
See Mini-map for more information.
Space
Toolbar
Show/Hide toolbar.
See Toolbar for more information.
Tabs
Show/Hide tabs.
See Map Tabs for more information.
Grid
Enable/Disable the grid display.
See Grid for more information.
Full Screen
Switch on/off the full-screen mode.
See Full–Screen Mode for more information.
100%
Set scale to 100% for the current map.
See Scale for more information.
Ctrl+0
Previous Map
Go back to the previous network map.
See Navigation for more information.
Alt+Left
Next Map
Go forward to the next network map.
See Navigation for more information.
Alt+Right
Map Background
Open a dialog box to customize the network map appearance.
See Network Map Background for more information.
Configure
Configure appearance of the application.
See Network Map Appearance for more information.
Monitoring
Refresh Map
Update status of devices on the current map.
See Monitoring Control for more information.
F5
Pause Map
Pause monitoring of the current map.
Available if monitoring is not paused.
See Monitoring Control for more information.
Resume Map
Resume monitoring of the current map.
Available if monitoring is paused.
See Monitoring Control for more information.
Refresh All Maps
Update status of devices on all maps.
See Monitoring Control for more information.
Shift+F5
Pause All Map
Pause monitoring of all maps.
Available if monitoring is not paused.
See Monitoring Control for more information.
Resume All Maps
Resume monitoring of all maps.
Available if monitoring is paused.
See Monitoring Control for more information.
Clear Log
Clear monitoring log.
See Clear Monitoring Log for more information.
Notifications
Configure notification settings.
See Notification for more information.
F3
Configure
Configure monitoring settings.
See Monitoring Configuration for more information.
F8
Inventory
Perform Inventory
Open Inventory Performing dialog.
See Taking Inventory for more information.
Remove Cards
Remove inventory cards.
See Removing Cards for more information.
Clear Log
Clear inventory performing log.
See Inventory Logs for more information.
Configure Sections
Configure inventory sections.
See Configuring Sections for more information.
Options
Configure inventory process.
See Configuring Inventory for more information.
Commands
This menu contains a list of external commands to execute.
See External Commands for more information.
Double Click Actions
Configure double-click action for devices selected on the map.
See Double-click Actions for more information.
Configure
Configure external commands.
See External Commands for more information.
F7
Map
This menu contains a list of network maps for navigation.
Network map icon shows its current status according to the notification settings.
See Network Maps for more information.
Reports
This menu contains a list of reports for generation.
See Report Generation for more information.
Configure
Configure report templates.
See Configuring Reports for more information.
Server
This menu contains a list of added servers.
See Server List for more information.
Open Web Interface
Open the server web interface in an Internet browser.
See Web Interface for more information.
Connect
Connect with the server.
See Connecting to Server for more information.
Disconnect
Disconnect from the server.
See Disconnecting from Server for more information.
Change User
Switch the logged-in user account.
See Switching Users for more information.
Options
Configure server options.
See Server Setup for more information.
Notification
Configure notification settings for the server.
See Server Setup for more information.
Clear Cache
Clear sever cache.
See Information Caching for more information.
Inventory Sections
Configure inventory sections for the server.
See Server Setup for more information.
Add Server
Connect with a new server.
See Connecting to Server for more information.
Configure Server List
Configure the server list.
See Server List for more information.
Install Server
Run Algorius Net Viewer Server Setup to install the server. Available if there is no server installed in the system.
See Server Installation for more information.
Configure Server
Run Algorius Net Viewer Server Setup to configure the server. Available if the server is already installed on the system.
See Server Installation for more information.
Help
Help
View this help file.
F1
What’s New
Read what’s new in the latest version of Algorius Net Viewer.
Check for Updates
Check for the newer version of Algorius Net Viewer.
See Update Algorius Net Viewer for more information.

Customer Feedback
Send message for Algorius Net Viewer support team.
See Support for more information.
Visit Our Web Site
Open Algorius Net Viewer web site.
See Support for more information.
License Manager
Open the License Manager window.
See Registration for more information.
About
View information about the program.

Toolbar

Toolbar contains the following items:

Master
Open Network Discovery wizard to create a new map.
See Network Discovery Wizard for more information.
F6
Create
Create a new network map.
See Creating Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+N
Open
Open a new network map.
See Opening Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+O
Save
Save the current network map or inventory card.
See Saving Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+S
Save All
Save all modified network maps and inventory cards.
This option is available if there are any unsaved changes.
See Saving Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+Shift+S
Print
Print a network map.
See Printing Network Map for more information
Ctrl+P
Cut
Move selected objects to the clipboard.
See Clipboard for more information.
Ctrl+X
Copy
Copy selected objects to the clipboard.
See Clipboard for more information.
Ctrl+C
Paste
Paste objects from the clipboard.
See Clipboard for more information.
Ctrl+V
Undo
Undo last changes.
See Edit History for more information.
Ctrl+Z
Redo
Redo last changes.
See Edit History for more information.
Ctrl+Y
Zoom in
Increase scale of the current map.
See Network Map Scale for more information.
Ctrl+Plus
Zoom out
Decrease scale of the current map.
See Network Map Scale for more information.
Ctrl+Minus
Scale
Device map scale.
See Network Map Scale for more information.
Notification
Configure notification settings.
See Notification for more information.
F3
Capture Map
Capture the current map for editing.
See Editing for more information.
Release Map
Fix changes on the map and finish its editing.
See Editing for more information.
Add Device
Activate/deactivate adding device mode.
See Adding Devices for more information.
Ctrl+D
Draw Line
Activate/deactivate line drawing mode.
See Adding Line for more information.
Ctrl+L
Add Text
Activate/deactivate adding text field mode.
See Adding Text Field for more information.
Ctrl+T
Add Link
Activate/deactivate adding map links mode.
See Adding Map Links for more information.
Ctrl+M
Add Image
Activate/deactivate adding graphic images mode.
See Adding Graphic Images for more information.
Ctrl+I
Add Element
Add new element in the current inventory card.
See Card Editing for more information.
Edit Element
Edit selected element in the current inventory card.
See Card Editing for more information.
Dash
Change dash style of selected lines.
See Editing Line for more information.
Thickness
Change thickness of selected lines.
See Editing Line for more information.
Color
Change color of selected lines.
See Editing Line for more information.
Align Lefts
Align the left side of the selected devices or text fields with the left edge of the left-most object.
L
Align Rights
Align the right side of the selected devices or text fields with the right edge of the right-most object.
R
Align Tops
Align the top side of the of the selected devices or text fields with the top edge of the top-most object.
T
Align Bottoms
Align the bottom side of the of the selected devices or text fields with the bottom edge of the bottom-most object.
B
Align Centers
Align the center of the selected devices or text fields with the vertical center of the selected objects.
C
Align Middles
Align the selected devices or text fields in the horizontal middle selected objects.
V
Make Horizontal Space Equals
Move the selected devices or text fields to evenly distribute them horizontally.
H
Make Vertical Space Equals
Move the selected devices or text fields to evenly distribute them vertically.
V
Align with Grid
Align the selected objects with the grid.
See Snap to grid for more information.
Search
Search map objects by direct text query.
See Search for more information.
Ctrl+F
Make Screenshot
Copy a network map image to the clipboard.
See Creating Screenshots for more information.
Options
Open a dialog box to configure the Algorius Net Viewer.
F9

Editor

The editor takes the major part of the main window. It is designed to display and edit the computer network maps and the inventory cards.

See Network Maps and Inventory Cards for more information.

Tabs

Tabs are shown above editor and are used to switch between maps and inventory cards quickly.

See Network Maps and Inventory Cards for more information.

Status Bar

The status bar displays the following information:

  • The number of devices under scanning currently or scheduled for scanning (in the queue). See Device Monitoring for more information.
  • The number of devices under inventory currently or scheduled for inventory (in the queue). See Inventory for more information.
  • The number of devices, selected in the map editor.
  • The monitoring pause mode (if activated).
  • The number of currently executed notification tasks (if there are any).
  • The map scale panel.

In the event of any errors (e.g. if a required file is missing, etc.), a link with related information will be displayed in the status bar. Clicking the link will open a window with a more detailed problem description and an offer to email a support request to the Algorius Net Viewer Support Team. This will allow us to improve the quality of our software product.

System Tray Icon

Algorius Net Viewer has its own informative system tray icon that shows current states:

Notification system reports an alarm
Notification system reports an error
Notification system reports a warning
Notification system reports an informational event
Normal application state

Clicking the Algorius Net Viewer system tray icon will minimize or restore the main Algorius Net Viewer window.

Algorius Net Viewer system tray icon includes a context menu that contains all the frequently used operations:

Full–Screen Mode

The application can be shown in full–screen mode. Select View->Full Screen in main window menu to switch on/off full–screen mode. Only the main menu and the editor are displayed in this mode. There is even no window title. Thus more information is displayed on a screen. It is even more convenient when application is opened on a separate big screen.

Search in Lists

All lists, including tree lists, in the application interface support search for items. This allows you to quickly find and navigate to the desired item in the list.

To quickly navigate to an item, click on the list and type in the name of the item or part of it. A field for entering the name of the item will be displayed. The list will display only those items that contain the text entered. To cancel filtering, press ESC or close the text field by clicking on the cross icon next to it.

For your convenience, use the Ctrl+Plus and Ctrl+Minus keyboard shortcuts to expand and minimize the current list element and its child elements, and the Ctrl+Shift+Plus and Ctrl+Shift+Minus shortcuts to expand or minimize all list elements. Here, Plus and Minus refer to the corresponding keys on the numeric keypad (right part of the keyboard).