Using the Qloud to View a Model

You can view a model on the Qloud via one of the following scenarios.

Quantrix Enterprise Qloud

  • You are the person who published the model from Quantrix Modeler to the Qloud (you can open the model from the Qloud using your Qloud account)

  • If Users are Public is not selected, and Enable public model sharing is selected, and you received an email with a link to a public model

  • If Users are Public is selected, and you see models in your Models list

Quantrix Public Qloud

  • You are the person who published the model from Quantrix Modeler to the Qloud (you can open the model from the Qloud using your Qloud account)

  • You received an email with a link to a public model (clicking the link opens the model without requiring an account)

  • You received an email invitation from someone who published a model to the Qloud (you need to sign up for the Qloud - it's free - to see the model)

Note: The email invitation description below may not apply to Enterprise installations at all, or it may apply in part, depending on your Enterprise configuration.

If you receive an email invitation to view a model on the Qloud, the email will have a format similar to this:

Kathy Smith has shared a model with you on the Quantrix Qloud.

Model Name: Business Plan

Direct Link:

(If the invitation includes a note, it displays here as "Comments")

You have been assigned the role Modeler, which allows you to view and edit the model.

The name of the model or your role may change in the future at the model owner's discretion.

Whether you have a Qloud account or not, when you click the Direct Link to the model, the Qloud Log In page displays. If you have a Qloud account, log in. If you don't have a Qloud account yet, click the Sign up link.

How Model Locking Behaviors Affect Viewing Qloud Models

Enterprise Qloud Locking Behaviors
  • A model momentarily shows as locked if a user with Version Tag permission clicks the Version Tag icon to create a version (the lock is released as soon as the Version Tag is saved)

  • A model shows as locked if a user who has check out permission checks out the model

If a model to which you have been given edit permissions is locked for some reason, the Home page includes a lock icon that looks like either a lock or a monitor, and is either green (owned by you) or red (locked by another user).

If the model has been checked out, it has a monitor icon on the Home page and shows a lock if you open the model:


When Multiple Users Open the Same Model

When multiple users view the same model, each user sees only the data appropriate to their assigned role.

If you open a model, and someone else opens the same model, Qloud immediately reflects the multiple users via the Current Users icons. As and if additional users also open or leave the model, the Current Users icons update instantly.  

This is the default Current Users display. In this example there are only 2 users:

If you hover over the Users icon on the left, the number of users in the model displays:

If you hover over a user, the user name and image display. If a user has no associated image, the user's initials display instead.


Note that when multiple users in the same model select some of the same cells, Qloud blends the colors in those cells:


Public Qloud Locking Behaviors

If a user has the model open on Public Qloud, and is editing it, the Home page shows a lock next to the model that remains until the user who is editing it either saves or cancels, or until the model owner cancels the lock:

  • Any user can open a model, but the first user who makes an edit to a model has the lock on the model.  Other users who have that model open see a lock icon but they don't see the full edit toolbar (they see only the Export, Print and Perspectives options).

  • If the lock is the result of another user having locked the model, you see the changes the other user makes because you are both looking at the same instance of the model on the Qloud server.

  • If the other user keeps the model open, they retain the lock unless they save their edits or they click on the lock icon in the open model to release the lock.

  • If the other user saves their edits and closes the model, the model server releases the lock.

  • If the other user chooses "Don't Save" rather than saving their edits, the lock is released and any other people who have the model open get a message that the model will refresh because changes are being reverted.

  • If the other user closes their browser without logging out, or simply leaves a model open and inactive for 30 minutes, the model server releases the lock.

  • The model owner can release model locks on the models list. If the model owner releases a model lock while another user has the model open with unsaved changes, the model is reverted and a message displays. If another user has the model checked out, they will not be able to check it in after the model owner releases the lock (the other user sees a message that they no longer have a lock on the model).

Closing Model Components

To close a matrix, click the "x" on the tab next to its name.  If the matrix you want to close isn't the one that has the focus, click its tab to open the matrix and then click the "x" to close the tab. You can also right-click in a matrix tab and use the Close Tabs options.

The topics below describe how to use the Qloud:

Qloud Model Browser

Model Options: Toolbar & Menu

Opening and Viewing Model Components

Viewing and Interacting with a Canvas on the Qloud


Note: Generally speaking, models look the same on Qloud as they do in Modeler, but there are exceptions. For example, if you publish a data import model from Modeler that has Data Items and Primary Keys, the Qloud model doesn't show the Data Item icon or the Primary Key icon.


Qloud Model Browser