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Intelligent Navigation in Graphical Editor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000210714D
Original Publication Date: 2011-Sep-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2011-Sep-09
Document File: 5 page(s) / 587K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

Related People

Juergen Carstens: CONTACT

Abstract

An important feature of graphical editor software is ergonomically orientating within the diagram. When reviewing or editing a diagram, the user is required to navigate to a specific part of the diagram in a seamless way. In case the layout of the graphical diagram is very complex or it cannot be structured by pages, navigating to a specific section of the diagram becomes a difficult task, which might take much time. Figure 1 shows an example of a single line diagram consisting of several bays. One of these bays is depicted in figure 2. At the moment, when the user needs to navigate to a certain desired section of the diagram, the zoom level and page scroll need to be adjusted accordingly.

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Intelligent Navigation in Graphical Editor

Idea: K.S. Nagaraja, IN-Bangalore

An important feature of graphical editor software is ergonomically orientating withi
reviewing or editing a diagram, the user is required to navigate to a specific part
seamless way. In case the layout of the graphical diagram is very complex or it
by pages, navigating to a specific section of the diagram becomes a difficult ta
much time. Figure 1 shows an example of a single line diagram consisting of sev
these bays is depicted in figure 2. At the moment, when the user needs to navigate to a certai desired section of the diagram, the zoom level and page scroll need to be adjusted

In the following, a novel solution is proposed in order to simplify the navigation pro diagrams. As proposed, the graphical diagram is divided into logical units as show logical sections are grouped in a way that everything which needs to be edited, in
at a time is clustered together. The logical units are almost independent from eac spread across page boundaries. At the boundary of a logical unit, push buttons a
to quickly switch from one unit to a neighboring unit in the respective direction. In th level all logical units are depicted with their respective boundaries. Further, a specific provided allowing the user to directly zoom the editor into a detailed view of a desir shown in figure 4. Within this zoom level, the navigation buttons are provided guid seamlessly from one unit to another.

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