The notification and activity feed

Once you have created diagrams and then updated or changed them at least once, you have the possibility to see what was changed by whom at what time in the activity panel.

The activity panel is displayed on the bottom of the Explorer when folders or diagrams have been selected by the user:

The activity panel provides diagram details.

The activity panel provides diagram details.

The activity panel provides diagram details.

Changing the notification configuration for a diagram

In the activity panel, you can manage the frequency of email notifications about updates of the selected diagram or folder. In case you subscribe to a folder, you will receive updates regarding all containing diagrams and sub folders.

Manage email notifications about updates of the selected diagram or folder.

Manage email notifications about updates of the selected diagram or folder.

Hint

All your subscription information within one work space will be delivered in one single email.

Expanding the activity panel

Furthermore, the activity panel provides a preview of the diagram/folder as well as detailed information and management options regarding its version history.

In oder to access the respective overview, proceed as follows:

  • Select a diagram/folder.

  • Click Expand in the lower left corner of the Explorer. You can alternatively hit the space bar on your keyboard:

    Expand the activity panel to view a preview or the version history of the diagram.

    Expand the activity panel to view a preview or the version history of the diagram.

    The panel expands, providing a visual overview of the diagram:

    Open the visual diagram overview.

    Open the visual diagram overview.

To view the activity feed and manage the change and version history of the diagram, click the Feed button:

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The activity feed will now be displayed:

The activity feed provides an overview about the history of a folder or diagram.

The activity feed provides an overview about the history of a folder or diagram.

Hovering over the time line provides you with specific times (respectively time spans):

Hover over the activity provides you with the respective time (time span).

To gain a visual overview over an activity (respectively over an activity set) click the activity description:

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The visualization will highlight the elements that have been affected by changes:

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Furthermore, the overview provides links to publish or comment the revision and to switch to the diagram comparison.

If the revision is not the latest revision of the diagram, it is also possible to restore the revision:

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In order to get a more detailed view on an activity set, it can be opened to show all its single activities by clicking the dots on the grey stripe at the right side:

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Each activity will be displayed separately:

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To hide the panel again, hit the space key or click Collapse.