Would be nice to be able to use a Canvas as a backdrop for an Archimate View

Started by Daniel Kruger, September 19, 2014, 09:07:03 AM

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Daniel Kruger

It would be really helpful to have the ability to use a Canvas as a backdrop to an Archimate View, as this would give one the ability to model a view on top of a graphical background. Also, if the background property of the Sketch View could be set to an image, that would be great as well.

Jean-Baptiste Sarrodie


This has already been asked some times, and although I said previously to Phil that IMHO this was not needed, could be confusing and no more ArchiMate, I now think we could find some ways to implement it nicely.

What I would propose is the creation of a "Picture" note in addition to the already existing "Note". This may be either an additional element or (even better) a new behaviour added to the existing "Note" element, like the Canvas "Block" element  that allow both text and image whose position can be specified (we should add a "fill" option).

Regarding "Sketch" and "Canvas", I think we should merge them. Sketch was great at the very begining of Archi (Canvas didn't exist at that time) to implement the idea of introductory viewpoint. But now, most of Sketch features are in Canvas which add another very good one: templates. So keeping both nor more really make sens.

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