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Getting Started

In this topic you will learn how to work with the features that support Google Cloud Platform diagramming outlined in the following sections.

Selecting the Perspective

Enterprise Architect partitions the tool's extensive features into Perspectives, which ensures that you can focus on a specific task and work with the tools you need without the distraction of other features. To work with the Google Cloud Platform features you first need to select this Perspective:

Choose perspective button.<perspective name> > Analysis > Google Cloud Platform

Setting the Perspective ensures that the Google Cloud Platform diagrams, their tool boxes and other features of the Perspective will be available by default.

Example Diagram

An example diagram provides a visual introduction to the topic and allows you to see some of the important elements and connectors that are created in specifying or describing the way a Cloud Architecture is defined including: Availability Zones, VPC's, Subnets, EC2, RDS and more.

Import Google Cloud Platform Patterns

Before you can start creating GCP diagrams to specify or document your cloud services you will need first to import the graphics from a pattern.  This will inject all the GCP icons as components into the selected location in the Browser window.

Create Google Cloud Platform Diagrams

Once the GCP images have been imported creating GCP diagrams is straight forward as all the icons including App Engines, Compute Engine, Virtual File System and Gateways available from the Browser window and Toolbox. You will simply create a diagram and then drag-and-drop elements from the GCP Browser Packages or the Toolbox.

More Information

This section provides useful links to other topics and resources that you might find useful when working with the Google Cloud Platform tool features.