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Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Icons

The MDG Technology for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) provides all of the graphics (icons and images) necessary to model GCP architecture diagrams. The icons and images are provided by a Model Wizard framework pattern, which must be imported into your model before you can start creating GCP architecture diagrams. The Google Web Images pattern contains over 250 Image Assets that can be dragged-and-dropped onto diagrams.

This feature is available in the Corporate, Unified and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, from Release 15.0.

Import the GCP Patterns

Before you import the 'Google Web Images' pattern into your model, click on the  Choose perspective button. icon and select the 'Analysis > Google Cloud Platform' Perspective.

This automatically opens the Model Wizard on the 'Model Patterns' tab at the 'Google Cloud Platform Perspective' page.

Click on the target Package in the Browser window, then on the 'Google Web Images' pattern and click on the Create Pattern(s) button.

Note: When you have the Web Images packet in your model, do not copy it to another location in the model or save it as XMI; always use the Model Wizard to import the pattern into a new model. The reason for this is that the provided Diagram Toolbox patterns, described here, refer to the Image Assets by their GUIDs. Copying the Image Assets will give them new GUIDs and the Diagram Toolbox patterns will not work.

In the Model Wizard there are example patterns that show typical use of the images in diagrams, reproduced from the 'Google Cloud Platform' Powerpoint. This example is the Sensor Stream Ingest and Processing diagram.

Create a GCP Diagram

You can create a diagram by right-clicking on its parent Package and selecting the 'Add Diagram' menu option to display the 'New Diagram' dialog.

If you do not have the Google Cloud Platform Perspective selected, click on the drop-down arrow in the Type field and select 'Analysis > Google Cloud Platform'.

In the 'Diagram' field type an appropriate name for the diagram, in the 'Select From panel' click on 'Google Cloud Platform', and in the 'Diagram Types' panel click on 'Google', and then click on the OK button. The 'Google Cloud Platform' pages of the Diagram Toolbox open, including:

  • Zones
  • Compute
  • Identity and Security
  • Networking
  • Big Data
  • Storage and databases
  • Machine Learning
  • Management Tools
  • Developer Tools
  • Product Cards (Expanded)
  • User and Device Cards
  • Service Cards
  • Paths

Note that the GCP diagrams are automatically set to Custom Style, and when you right-click on an element in the diagram you can make use of the Custom Style icons on the Format Toolbar.

Each Package in the Google Web Images Model Wizard pattern has a diagram that shows every image that is included in the Package.

To add one of these images to your diagram, locate it in the Browser window by either:

  • Searching for it by name or
  • Opening the diagram for the Package that you believe it should be in, finding it in the diagram and pressing Alt+G to highlight the Image Asset in the Browser window

Now drag-and-drop the Image Asset onto your diagram. You can choose to:

  • Add it as an element with an icon
  • Add it as an element with an image, or
  • (If you have made an element from the icon already) Add as link

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