A way of regarding situations or topics from different perspectives. In an Architecture, system- and software engineering, different views. Show different aspects of the system being modelled. A view is not a graph but an abstraction consisting of a number of diagrams (which are the actual graphs).

Typical views are the functional view, the performance view, the user view, etc.

A view in an Enterprise architecture framework can be chararacterized by its Layer, Aspect and Level of scope. Usually it will contain elements of a limited number of Model element and relationship types.

Alongside the breadcrumbs for this item which shows its "ancestry" in concept space, the Child items tab lists its descendants, and the Siblings items tab the concepts that exist under the item's "parent item".