Layering a Model in SolveBoard allows you to organize lots of information without overwhelming viewers. It does this by allowing you to add canvases to a model as needed.
There are two Elements that allow you to create new canvases. The Link Element and the Binder Element.
Dragging a Link or Binder Element to the Canvas automatically creates a new and separate Canvas. The new Canvas is attached through that Element to the current Canvas. In the image above you can see there are four Links in the canvas. Double clicking on them will take you to the attached Canvas. As you can see in the video below we will double click “The Other Elements”.
A Binder Element also creates new Canvases but instead of creating one new canvas, it creates three. All three connected Canvases are then accessible through the Binder Screen. So if for example you wanted to list three weather scenarios but not have to develop an individual Link for each on the same Canvas, you can just use a Binder.
When you double click a Binder Element it takes you to the Binder Links screen. You can label each of the Binder Links as needed. Double clicking on a Binder Link then takes you to the attached Canvas.
You can have as many Canvases in a model as you need. When you go to a new Linked Canvas you can put Links and Binders on that Canvas as well. That makes it easy to create a Layered Model. In the video below you will see me move through the layers of a model using the Links and Binders.
As you can see the Layering features of SolveBoard make it easy to both organize and navigate enormous amounts of information.