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Vizlib Templates - How to Create Templates

Vizlib Templates are a new and innovative feature for Vizlib extensions. Essentially, they are sample visualizations which already have details in place. They help to speed up the process of building your dashboards while keeping a consistent style and design structure. This article contains all the information you need to start creating and saving your own templates. 


How to Create and Save Templates - Tutorial 

We've created a tutorial demonstrating the steps needed to create and save your own templates here. 

Creating a Template

You can find templates on the top of the property panel for each extension (Figure 1). 


Figure 1: Templates

There are three sections in pre-designed configurations (Figure 2).

  • Publicly available pre-sets from Vizlib Gallery, which are used by everyone but cannot be edited. 
  • Vizlib Templates published within your organisation, which are only visible to users within your environment.
  • Your own personal templates, which are only visible to you until they are published within the organisation. 

Figure 2: Template Types

So in order to build your dashboard using templates, all you need to do is to choose the template with a design that you like.

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Saving a Custom Template

To store your own templates you need to create the design. You can modify an existing template or create your own from scratch by adding as many layers as you want. When you are happy with the template you have created, click Save to store the settings (Figure 3). 

Figure 3: Save Button

To save the example you have created, you need to give it a thumbnail and a title (Figure 4).

For a thumbnail, you can click 

  • Import current view to take a screenshot of your template.
  • Import from device to upload a file you want (for example - logo). 

All saved templates will appear in the My Templates section (see Figure 2).

Figure 4: Save Settings

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