Every group of objects has its own ArchiMate color, for example the blue color of the application components . But every object also has its own, individual color which you can use in conditional layouts. If you click on an object on the view you can use the objectviewer on the right side to see which conditional color an object has.
By using the conditonal color on an object it's possible to show the relationship between objects on the view.
You can set a condition via the icon of the conditional lay-out . Via the dropdown-menu you can make a new condition by click in the ''+''. You will see the following screen:
At title you can name the condition. When you want to create a conditional lay-out for an object you select 'Relation' in the first field under the header ''Condition'' This will be your screen:
In the second and fourth field you choose a specific object or you choose for all the objects. In the third field you choose the relation between the objects.
Previously, you saw that object Test 1 had the following conditional color: . In the example below, Test 1 has the relationship 'composed of' with Test 2. If a conditional lay-out is created based on that relationship, it would look like this on the view:
If a conditional lay-ouy is enabled, you can see it via the legend. You can open it by clicking on this icon .
Hovering over the elements in the legend will show an eye as shown in the image below. By clicking on it you can temporarily turn elements on and off.
When you click in the box under 'Conditional color' you can switch the color.
The color can be changed to a standard color, or the color can be made via the color palette. Changing the color of an object is only possible if you have permissions on that object.