Algorius Net Viewer Manual | Map Links

General Information

Links allow to organize relations between the maps. With the help of links on the map, you can link to other maps. Links are displayed on the map visually, as a cloud. Double-clicking on the cloud will refer you to the map that we link to. This makes navigation between maps easier.

In the link settings, as well as in the context menu of links, you can indicate that the map to which we are referring is a child of the current map. Child maps are displayed under the parent in the map tree. This allows to display the exact hierarchical structure of districts, organizations, server racks, etc.

By default, the map referenced is not a child. This allows creating links to adjacent maps, for example, by geographic location, or to root maps, simplifying navigation.

The color of the cloud displays the status of the map to which we are referring, according to the notification settings. With its help, you can see the status of other cards on the current map.

Under the cloud, the number of map events to which we refer can be optionally displayed, taking into account all its child maps. The number of events is displayed separately for each severity level: information, warnings, errors, and alarms.

Adding to Network Map

Use one of the following options to create a link to another map on a current map:

  • Enter link adding mode by clicking the corresponding button on the toolbar or by pressing Ctrl+M and click on a map, where you want to add a link.
  • Drag other map’s tab on the current map.
  • Drag other map from map tree on the current map.

Link editor will open.

Editing

All basic link operations, such as deleting, moving, etc. comply with the general rules. See the relevant chapters in the Network Map Objects section.

To edit a link, select one and press Alt+Enter, or select Properties from its context menu. The Link To Another Map dialog box will appear:

Following elements are available:

  • Map file — location of a map file to which we are referring.
  • Map is a child of the current map — indicate that the map to which we are referring is a child of the current map.
  • Description — description, displayed in a link on a map.

The display of the number of events under the links is configured in the context menu of links on the map. It allows for the customization of the appearance for one or more links at the same time.