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);
  • Map editor (takes the most part of the main window);
  • Map Tabs (located under the map editor);
  • Device List (located on the left side of the main window);
  • Map Tree (located on the left side of the main window);
  • Report 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
Create
Create a new network map.
See the Creating Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+N
Open
Open a new network map.
See the Opening Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+O
Recent
Select and open one of the recent opened network maps.
See the Opening Network Map for more information.
Open Backup Folder
Open backup folder of all files, updated from maps server.
See Backup Copies Maintenance for more information.
Save
Save the current network map or inventory card.
See the Saving Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+S
Save As
Save the current network map to a new file.
See the 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 the Saving Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+Shift+S
Save as Image
Save the network map as an image file.
See the 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 the Printing Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+P
Close
Close a network map.
See the Closing Network Map for more information.
Close All
Close all network maps.
See the Closing Network Map for more information.
Map Background
Open a dialog box to customize the network map view.
See the 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
Release Map
Fix changes on the map and finish its editing.
See Edit mode for more information.
Capture Map
Begin editing the map.
See Edit mode for more information.
Undo
Undo last map or inventory card changes.
See the Edit History for more information.
Ctrl+Z
Redo
Redo last map or inventory card changes.
See the Edit History for more information.
Ctrl+Y
Cut
Move selected map objects to the clipboard.
See the Clipboard for more information.
Ctrl+X
Copy
Copy selected objects to the clipboard.
See the Clipboard for more information.
Ctrl+C
Paste
Paste objects the clipboard to the map.
See the Clipboard for more information.
Ctrl+V
Delete
Delete selected objects.
See the Deleting Map Objects for more information.
Del
Select All
Select all map objects.
See the Selecting Map Objects for more information.
Ctrl+A
Select Same Type
Select the same type objects on the network map.
See the Selecting Map Objects for more information.
Ctrl+Shift+A
Group operations
Change the value of any attribute for multiple devices on one or more network maps.
See the Group Operations for more information.
View
Search
Search map objects by direct text query.
See the Search for more information.
Ctrl+F
Advanced search
Search various objects by the values of their attributes
See the Advanced Search for more information.
Ctrl+Shift+F
Mini-map
Show/Hide mini-map.
See the Mini-map for more information.
Toolbar
Show/Hide toolbar.
See Toolbar for more information.
Groups
Enable/Disable grouping of map tabs.
See the Map editor for more information.
Map Tabs
Show/Hide maps tabs.
See the Map Tabs for more information.
Grid
Enable/Disable the grid display.
See the Snap to grid for more information.
Full Screen
Switch on/off full-screen mode
See Full–Screen Mode for more information.
Previous Map
Go back to the previous network map.
See the Navigation for more information.
Alt+Left
Next Map
Go forward to the next network map.
See the Navigation for more information.
Alt+Right
Map Background
Open a dialog box to customize the network map view.
See the Network Map Appearance for more information.
Settings
Configure appearance of the application.
See the Network Map Appearance for more information.
Monitoring
Refresh Map
Update status of devices on the current map.
See the Monitoring Control for more information.
F5
Pause Map
Pause monitoring of the current map.
Available if monitoring is not paused.
See the Monitoring Control for more information.
F4
Resume Map
Resume monitoring of the current map.
Available if monitoring is paused.
See the Monitoring Control for more information.
F4
Refresh All Maps
Update status of devices on all maps.
See the Monitoring Control for more information.
Shift+F5
Pause All Map
Pause monitoring of all maps.
Available if monitoring is not paused.
See the Monitoring Control for more information.
Shift+F4
Resume Map
Resume monitoring of all maps.
Available if monitoring is paused.
See the Monitoring Control for more information.
Shift+F4
Clear Log
Clear monitoring log.
See the Clear Monitoring Log for more information.
Scan Devices
Open Device Scanning Wizard to scan devices.
See Device Scanning Wizard for more information.
Notifications
Open a dialog box to configure notification center.
See the Notification for more information.
F3
Settings
Configure the monitoring system.
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 the for more information.
Configure Sections
Configure inventory sections.
See Configuring Sections for more information.
Configure
Configure inventory.
See Configuring Inventory for more information.
Commands
Configure
Configure external commands.
See the External Commands for more information.
Map
This menu contains a list of open network maps. You can switch to any map by selecting it from the list.
Network map icon shows its current status according to the current notification configuration.
Reports
This menu contains a list of reports for execution.
See Report Generation for more information.
Configure
Configure report templates.
See Configuring Reports for more information.
Tools
Update maps
Update network maps from maps server.
See Maps update for more information.
Ctrl+R
Capture Maps
Begin editing the map.
See Edit mode for more information.
Release Maps
Fix changes on the map and finish its editing.
See Edit mode for more information.
Fix Changes
Save the map to maps server.
See Maps Server for more information.
Revert Changes
Restore the map from maps server.
See Maps Server for more information.
Open Backup Folder
Open backup folder of all files, updated from maps server.
See Backup Copies Maintenance for more information.
Database Export
Export the contents of the database to a file.
See Database Export section for more information.
Database Import
Import database contents from a file.
See Database Import section for more information.
Password Manager
Open Password Manager settings.
See Password Manager section for more information.
Settings
Configure Maps Server.
See Maps Server for more information.
Web
Open Web interface
Open up you browser and navigate it to the Web interface main page.
See Web Server for more information.
Clear Log
Clear Web server log.
See Clear web server log for more information.
Settings
Configure Web server.
See Web Server 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 the Update Algorius Net Viewer for more information.

Customer Feedback
Send message for Algorius Net Viewer support team.
See the Support for more information.
Visit Our Web Site
Open Algorius Net Viewer web site.
See the 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 the Creating Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+N
Open
Open a new network map.
See the Opening Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+O
Save
Save the current network map or inventory card.
See the 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 the Saving Network Map for more information.
Ctrl+Shift+S
Print
Print a network map.
See the Printing Network Map for more information
Ctrl+P
Cut
Move selected map objects to the clipboard.
See the Clipboard for more information.
Ctrl+X
Copy
Copy selected map objects to the clipboard.
See the Clipboard for more information.
Ctrl+C
Paste
Paste objects from the clipboard to the map.
See the Clipboard for more information.
Ctrl+V
Undo
Undo last changes.
See the Edit History for more information.
Ctrl+Z
Redo
Redo last changes.
See the Edit History for more information.
Ctrl+Y
Zoom in
Increase scale of the current map.
See the Network Map Scale for more information.
Ctrl+Plus
Zoom out
Decrease scale of the current map.
See the Network Map Scale for more information.
Ctrl+Minus
Scale
Device map scale.
See the Network Map Scale for more information.
Notification
Open a dialog box to configure notification center.
See the Notification for more information.
F3
Release Map
Fix changes on the map and finish its editing.
See Edit mode for more information.
Capture Map
Begin editing the map.
See Edit mode 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 the Adding Line for more information.
Ctrl+L
Add Text
Activate/deactivate adding text field mode.
See the Adding Text Field for more information.
Ctrl+T
Add Link
Activate/deactivate adding map links mode.
See the Adding Map Links for more information.
Ctrl+M
Add Image
Activate/deactivate adding graphic images mode.
See the 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 the Editing Line for more information.
Thickness
Change thickness of selected lines.
See the Editing Line for more information.
Color
Change color of selected lines.
See the 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 the Snap to grid for more information.
Search
Search map objects by direct text query.
See the Search for more information.
Ctrl+F
Make Screenshot
Copy a network map image to the clipboard.
See the Creating Screenshots for more information.
Options
Open a dialog box to configure the Algorius Net Viewer.
F9

Map Editor

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

In the upper part of the map editor there are all currently opened network maps displayed in tabs. When View->Groups mode (in main window menu) is selected, then tabs are grouped. Groups are defined as catalogs where maps are stored. It can be company offices or branches, city districts etc. We recommend using grouping if a lot of maps are opened.

See Network Maps for more information.

Map Tabs

Map tabs are shown above map editor and are used to switch between maps quickly.

See Network Maps 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);
  • The number of devices under inventory currently or scheduled for inventory (in the queue);
  • The number of devices, selected in the map editor;
  • The monitoring pause (if activated);
  • The number of currently executed notification tasks (if there are any);
  • The maps updating process.
  • 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 map 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.