Boards


Overview

In Arcweave, a project consists of one or more diagrams, called boards. Use as many boards as you like, to structure a project and to keep your work clear and easily accessible.

A board contains entities like elements, connections, branches, jumpers, and notes.

{primary} When breaking down a story in multiple boards, you can use jumpers to connect them together.

You can find and manage your project's boards and their folders on the lower part of Arcweave's sidebar. Once there, you can easily spot everything by its icon:

Folder
Board
Element

Examples

There are no restrictions as to what you can use a board for. Boards can correspond to different story chapters, game levels, or scenes of dialogue.

Some examples are:

  • Story parts: whether you call them chapters, scenes, or levels, use a different board for each one of them.
  • Synopses: outline the whole game or story in one board, before zooming into its scenes.
  • Subplots: main or secondary, lay down all your story plots on different boards to keep them distinct.
  • Dialogue: use a different board for each NPC dialogue tree and group all of them in a folder named "Dialogue Trees."
  • Locations: create a geography-based diagram for an overview of your game's terrain—or parts of it.

  • Puzzle dependencies: create puzzle dependency diagrams, making sure you don't lock that drawer while the key is inside!

Opening a board

To open a board, go to your boards on the sidebar and click on its name.

Creating boards

To create a new board at the bottom of the boards list:

  • Go to the bottom of the boards list.
  • Click on + New board.

or:

  • Right-click on an empty area of the boards list.
  • Select Create board from the menu.

To create a new board over an existing board:

  • Right-click on the existing board's name.
  • Select Create board from the menu.

or:

  • Hover the mouse cursor over the existing board's name.
  • Click on the (+) icon that appears.
  • Select Create board.

To create a new board inside an existing folder:

  • Right-click on the folder's name.
  • Select Create board from the menu.

or:

  • Hover the mouse cursor over the folder's name.
  • Click on the (+) icon that appears.
  • Select Create board.

Creating folders

To create a new folder at the bottom of the boards list:

  • Right-click on an empty area of the boards list.
  • Select Create folder from the menu.

To create a new folder over an existing board:

  • Right-click on the board's name.
  • Select Create folder from the menu.

or:

  • Hover the mouse cursor over the board's name.
  • Click on the (+) icon that appears.
  • Select Create folder.

To create a subfolder inside an existing folder:

  • Right-click on the folder's name.
  • Select Create folder from the menu.

or:

  • Hover the mouse cursor over the folder's name.
  • Click on the (+) icon that appears.
  • Select Create folder.

Renaming a board or folder

To rename a board or folder:

  • Right-click on its name, on the boards list.
  • Select Rename.

Duplicating a board

To duplicate a board:

  • Right-click on its name, on the boards list.
  • Select Duplicate.

Deleting a board or folder

To delete a board or folder:

  • Right-click on its name, on the boards list.
  • Select Delete.

Board properties

To access the properties of any board:

  • Right-click on the board's name, on the boards list.
  • Select Properties... from the menu.

To access the properties of the current board:

  • Right-click on an empty area of the workspace, in the current board.
  • Select Properties...

The properties that you can access are:

  • Board ID: you can optionally add a custom board ID. It will be used when exporting in JSON format.
  • Content: separate numbers of total elements, notes, and jumpers in the board.
  • Word count: the number of words used in the board's elements. It includes neither code nor text written inside notes.
  • Components referenced in this board: the components that are attached to this board's elements.