This documentation supports the 9.1 to 9.1 Service Pack 3 version and its patches of BMC Atrium Core. The documentation for version 9.1.04 and its patches is available here.

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Layout control options

You can apply any of the following layout options to the CIs (for example, in the Sandbox or BMC Asset views).

Layout control options

Layout control menu or button


Choose filter

Applies a saved filter, which limits the CIs that are visible in the current view or in a popup. The following figure shows the results of applying a filter--it has hidden one or more intermediate CIs in the view. The red dashed line indicates the virtual relationships between the CIs. See BMC Atrium Explorer filters for more information.


Specifies the layout of the CIs.

  • Layered — Uses BMC best practices to organize the view in horizontal layers according to the type of CI, relative to other CI types. CIs of the same type are aligned even if there is a different number of connections from each CI of the same type to a common CI in a higher layer.
    The Layered arrangement ignores relationships for determining vertical positioning. The horizontal positioning adjusts in the view for the best relationship placement. In a Layered view, if three Software Servers are connected to an Application but one of the Servers is connected through an Application Infrastructure CI, then all three Servers are aligned on the same layer, with the Application Infrastructure CI between them and the Application (as shown in the following figure).
  • Hierarchic — Organizes the CIs in the view according to the hierarchy of the classes in the data model.
    In a Hierarchic view, if three Software Servers are connected to an Application, but one of the Servers is connected through an Application Infrastructure CI, then the two Servers are aligned with the Application Infrastructure (one "hop" from the Application), and one Server would be below them (as shown in Hierarchic layout (Bottom to Top)).
  • Orthogonal — Arranges CIs in a compact format.
  • Circular — Groups related CIs in circles to help you visualize how the groups are related.
  • Organic — Groups instances according to their relationship with each other, with space between groups.

Top to Bottom

Specifies the direction of the CIs, based on your layout selection. If you select the Layered or Hierarchic layout option, you can also specify the direction of the CIs in the display pane:

  • Top to bottom (default)
  • Bottom to top
  • Left to right
  • Right to left

Run Layout

If you have added new CIs to a view, click Run Layout in the view to reorganize the view according to the selected layout.

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