Analytics Builder 10.16.0 | Using Analytics Builder for Cumulocity IoT | Using the Model Editor | The model editor user interface
The model editor user interface
The model editor allows you to create analytic models graphically. It is invoked when you add or edit a model in the model manager. See also Adding a new model and Editing an existing model.
The model editor is also invoked when you view a sample. In this case, the model editor is invoked in read-only mode and the palette on the left is not shown. See also Viewing a sample.
Model editor with palette, canvas and documentation pane
The palette on the left contains the blocks that you can add to your model. It has several expandable/collapsible categories for the different types of blocks.
The canvas in the middle is the area in which you draw your model. You drag the blocks from the palette onto the canvas, specify the parameters for the blocks, and wire the blocks together. The content of the canvas is aligned to a grid (see also Showing and hiding the grid).
The overview area at bottom right of the canvas shows the entire model. This is helpful if your model is too large to fit on the currently visible area of the canvas. See also Navigating large models.
The documentation pane on the right allows you to view reference information for the currently selected block. See also Viewing the documentation for a block.
Changes are only saved when you click Save icon (see also Saving a model). The editor warns you if you attempt to navigate away from the editor and there are unsaved changes, however, you should always ensure that your changes are saved before disconnecting the browser from the network or suspending a laptop.