Styling Data

There are various features within the Relationship Analysis Client that enable you to draw attention to the information in your model that you find most important. You can determine the size, shape, and color of your model's entities, including selecting from a library of stock images that depict people, places, transportation, finance, and more. For relationships you can specify line width, color, and point decoration for both ends. You also can designate label settings for both entities and relationships.

The Gradient feature is a tool that enables you to visually change the style of a model using actual values in the data. You can represent model elements and highlight important elements based on their values by starting at one setting for the lowest value and another setting for the highest value. For instance, if your model uses insurance claim data and one of the entity properties is the number of claims filed by a provider, you could set pale yellow as the color for the entity with the lowest number of claims and orange as the color for the entity with the highest number of claims, and the entities for everything in between those two dates would fall somewhere between.

The Themes feature applies styles and filters to elements in your model based on conditions you set. You can predetermine aesthetic values for entities and relationships that meet the criteria set in your conditions. When parts of your model meet the criteria set, the theme will be applied and you will be able to visually identify those elements. You can even use filters to automatically hide from your model the elements that meet the set criteria.

For more information about styling the data in your model, see Changing the Appearance of Model Data.