This section describes operations that apply to general aspects of models.
Creating a new Model
You can create models by clicking on the toolbar button "New" in the left tree.
First of all, set a name for the new model. Note that you cannot use the same name for different models.
You should also decide if you need a new empty model or a copy of an existing model.
Creating a new model from scratch
Select first the "Create from scratch" option and click the "Create model" button.
Creating a new model from an existing model
Select first the "Create from an existing model" option.
Select an existing model from the "Create from an existing " combo box. You can select Kiuwan default models or any model from your own account.
Select the model version to copy in the "Model version" combo box. You can create new models from these versions:
- The current version and the last published version if available of those models that belong to your account.
- The last published version of Kiuwan models.
Select which of the languages present in the selected model version you want to copy in the new model. All configuration and rules for the specified languages will be copied in the new model. Finally, click the "Create model" button.
Publishing a model
Typically, if our software will be developed by third parties, at some point, "we freeze" our model in order to provide it to them, so they can study and apply it. The action of "publishing" a model is made using the "Publish" button on the top right of the screen. Clicking on the button will open the publish window. The window contains:
- "Publication tag" field. A literal, or "tag", to facilitate the configuration management tasks and versioning of project artifacts.
- The automatically generated weights for the new languages added (if exists), with the possibility to change the value.
- The list of mandatory rules that will be automatically added to the model (if necessary).
- The list of related rules that you should check before publishing (incompatibilities, generalizations and deprecations).
- The list of mandatory metrics that will be automatically added to the model (if necessary).
These actions are available for the models you own:
Change publication tag
By clicking on "Change publication tag" open a window with the version tag of the published model and the possibility of change it.
With this action we can remove a model version(s) that was never used on an analysis or an application. Select the versions and click on "Remove versions" button to remove them.
This option is not available for Default model.
Clicking on "Edit model" opens a window with the model name and description and the possibility to change them.
With the remove model action we have two options:
- If the model is never used in any analysis or applications. By clicking on "Ok" button, the model will be removed completely.
If the model is used, by clicking on "Ok" button the versions that aren't used will be removed and the used versions will be available only through the analysis in read only mode.
You can generate PDF executive summary of the current model, with all the high level detail you need to understand its scope by clicking the PDF links under the section title:
A model is versioned each time it is published. Thus, we have two types of versions related to the publish state of the model:
- Current version: it is the latest version of the model, which can be edited. However, precisely because it is being edited, this version still can't be used in the analysis.
- Published: all released versions of the model have this state. A published version cannot be edited. Only the last published version can be used to run an analysis. Other versions are kept to manage historical data.
All versions of a quality model can be accessed through the drop down box in the Models Manager toolbar: