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Glossary

Terms used in IcePanel and what they mean.
Term
Definition
Accuracy score
A number score added to diagrams or objects that checks if any reality links are out-of-date or inaccuracy comments have been added. See Accuracy score for more.
Actor
Level 1 in the C4 model - The end user who uses the systems.
App
Level 2 in the C4 model - A deployable &/or runable service or client that lives within a system (a type of C4 container - not Docker).
C4 model
A simple set of hierachical abstractions and diagram types to simply communicate complex systems. Designed to be accessible to technical and non-technical people. See The C4 Model - Brief intro for more.
Component
Level 3 of the C4 model - The building blocks/modules that make up the container.
Diagram flow
A sequence of events flowing through an existing diagram - you can have multiple on 1 diagram. See Flows for more.
Domain
Level 0 for the C4 model - An optional way to split up your model and related diagrams into logical groupings, whilst keeping the benefits of a single shared model. See Domains for more.
Draft
A diagram that shows siloed changes that have not been merged into the main model. A great way to plan future architecture changes with multiple options without affecting all other diagrams. See Draft current vs future state design for more.
Landscape
A landscape is a shared model and set of diagrams containing internal and external objects at varying levels of detail in your organization. See Landscapes explained for more.
Landscape recommendations
A score to help polish your documentation and make them more easily understandable to your readers. See Recommendation score for more..
Model
The shared library of model objects, connections and meta data used to draw references from in the diagrams.
Model objects
The actors, systems, apps, stores and components used to describe how your system design works.
Organization
The owning group of everything you create in IcePanel including users, landscapes, models, model objects, diagrams.
Ownership team
Groups of users within your organization that can be assigned ownership of model objects. See Ownership teams for more..
Share link
Auto updated URL share links of your design. See Share links for more.
Store
Level 2 in the C4 model - A deployable &/or runable database or store that lives within a system (a type of C4 container - not Docker).
System
Level 1 in the C4 model - The highest level of abstraction in the C4 model that delivers value to end users. Often owned by a development team.
Tag group
A group of metadata tags used to highlight different perspectives within the diagrams. See Perspective tags for more.
Tags
A metadata tag that can be added to objects and used to visulise diagrams dynamically and filter the model with. See Perspective tags for more.
Version
A frozen past version or current latest editable design of your landacape. See Versioning for more.