One of the pieces of feedack raised at the last user forum was around the ability to do "static publish" in MooD 16. We've spoken to a number of customers around the topic - with the summary of those conversations being below:
As a MooD Architect user
I want to be able to expose my content to a range of stakeholders in a way which enables them to follow threads through a connected source of information, e.g. using a landing (home) page.
So that I am able to expose architectures either as finished products, or as work in progress to customers
I want to hide the architecture ‘engine’ from the user, so as to provide the outcomes.
· Easily hide the ‘footers’ that are currently shown with static publishing;
· But if there are queries then it is possible to provide the evidence/ logic, this though can be done using the developer tool.
I wish the user to be able to determine their own pathway through the information, and wish to be able to view not only graphically rich models, but also (tabular) descriptions of the information contained within.
The caveats I wanted to place on any solution were:
The export can be consumed with low, if any, licence cost Should be cost free. [the web models are good advertisements for MooD, and therefore the more people who see it the better]
It is self-contained and portable between environments
There is no need to be read-write. Read only is seen as being good enough
The "connected" nature of the components of the model is exposed. Reading through a linear document, you lose this
Needs to be capable of showing the highly graphical nature of models. eg: Tool tips with hover over an element
Would be good to be able to show textual context about the graphics on display (This can easily be done with model masters.)
Ideal world scenario would be that content selectors (ie filters and drop-downs) work in the export (accepting that save and content changing items don't) - filters and drop downs are seen as nice to haves.
Ideally, there is no need to install extra software to view the content. So that I can view on ‘clamped down’ systems
The functionality should include a search option to enable “discovery” of content in the model. - The search option static is far superior to the active publishing. ‘Keyword’ search would be useful.
Note was that we were not predicated on a web-type solution. linked power point/PDF type documents (where the link is from a "blob" could be good enough.)
Scrolling of matrices larger than the page view should allow for column ‘A’ and row ‘1’ to remain visible.
Should be able to present ‘static’ dashboards.
If required it would be nice to set permissions.
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