Merging Models

In securiCAD there is a functionality for merging models. This is especially useful when collaborating with the modeling work or when you are working on several sub-models that you want to merge into one big model and then simulate.

Import Tool

The model merging tool is found under File -> Import -> Import Model.

Import Model

 

When using this function, you will import a model into the current model you have open in securiCAD including objects, connections and views you have from the model to be imported.

Import Report Dialogue

On successful import, you will get a dialogue reporting which objects were added to your current model.

 

Imported Objects

Attacker Object

If an Attacker object exist in the model you are about to import, securiCAD will ask you if you want to include it as well. If you do (and you already had an attacker in your current model), you will have two attackers in the model you are working on. There is no logical problem with this, but since attacks are coming from two directions, the attack influence might be a bit tricky to follow.

Include Attacker or Not?

Resulting Model

The model you are working on will now be extended with objects, connections and views from the model you have imported. However, there will be no automatic connections between the objects you already had and the objects you have just imported since securiCAD doesn’t know what the intention of the imported objects/model is. Therefore you have to make such connections manually.

For instance, if you have a network overview with routers and network zones in your existing model and someone helps you out with modeling a branch office zone and the related sub-zones, you need to manually connect the branch office zone to the correct location/router in the network overview.