I am using ARIS Architect and have been building up a model. I now have a lot of objects with a lot of connectors. Sometimes I want to create a view (model) containing objects, but without all of the connectors being displayed as this will over complicate the view for my audience.

So, my question is how do I hide certain connectors from a view/model?

Many thanks



by M. Zschuckelt
Posted on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 08:21


assuming you only want to do this for a one-time presentation to that audience: Create a new temporary model and make occurrence copies of all objects of your source model. You can easily keep the layout, if you do it like this:

1. Create the temporary model of the same type as your source model.

2. In the source model select one object. Open the context menu and select "Select -> All of this kind". All objects are selected, but not the connections

3. Copy all occurrences with Ctrl+C (or the context menu)

4. Go to the temporary model and paste everything with Ctrl+V (or context menu "Past as > Occurrence Copy")

5. Delete the temporary model after the presentation.

by Runé Becker
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Posted on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:04

Dear Craig,

As you are using ARIS Connect, you might want to introduce your model to someone else using the variety of views ARIS Connect offers.

E.g. the Steps view focuses only to selected object:

Alternatively, you could use in the Diagram view the Change view to hide certain objects:



by Craig Johnson Author
Posted on Wed, 09/26/2018 - 17:39

Many thanks for your replies.

I am trying to create architectural views using the same objects to present information to different stakeholders, so would like to be able to have a view on which certain connectors (and objects) do not appear. I want these views to persist within my model rather than just being temporary for a one-off presentation.

Your suggestion with ARIS Connect looks close to what I want, but I would like to be able to save these views. In fact, this looks very powerful, so I will definitely try to investigate that route further - thanks! My other problem unfortunately is that ARIS connect does not show all of my models for some reason (I can see them all in ARIS Architect, but not in ARIS connect [ARIS Connect seems to be a little "disconnected" from ARIS Architect at the moment!]).

Ideally what I want Is to right click on a connector and 'hide' it from this view. Is something like that possible?

Many thanks



by M. Zschuckelt
Posted on Thu, 09/27/2018 - 09:10


Connect not showing all of your models could have different causes:

1. Connect does not offer all model types. Details can be found on the installation media in the file Documents\English\1 Overview\ARIS Method Matrix.xlsx

2. You accidentally use a different method filter when viewing the content via ARIS Connect. This is possible, if your user account is allowed to use different method filters for the same database.

3. You have not published everything in the Connect portal. If your database is versionable, you might not have published the "Workplace".

Regarding your view filtering requirements: The second Connect screenshot Rune showed is pretty neat for that purpose. You simply hide and show certain object types. For audiences, that are not into graphical views at all you can also create your custom fact sheets, which will show on the tab bar besides the Diagram, Tasks, Steps etc. views. They can take into consideration only the connections you want for that audience.

In planning the views for different types of stakeholders you could also take into consideration the possibility to combine your views with ARIS Aware dashboards showing and combining live data from your ARIS database and/or even external sources. ARIS Aware requires a corresponding license.

Another idea: If you don't like the "connection spaghetti" you could take a look, if there is a table model type available that suits your needs. In such models the placement of occurrences in certain columns or rows implies a certain connection type to certain occurrences placed in the first column or row. Such model types exist particularly for EPC. In other areas you may not have as much luck. Afaik table model types cannot be customized so far other than restricting them with the method filter.

Regarding "architectural views": There are some model types available with the EAM license extension pack which might be useful, if enterprise architecture is your concern.

Regards, M. Zschuckelt


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