The Valispace analysis is a type of dynamic document that you can use to write design description that are automatically updated. You can add budgets and charts, and you can share and collaborate on documents. Watch this tutorial video to learn more:
Creating an analysis¶
To create an analysis, click on "New analysis" or the "+" sign in the bottom right and choose an empty analysis.
You can edit the name and other properties of the analysis in the edit panel on the right. There you can also add labels to the analysis. Labels are shown as a kind of folders in the sidebar on the left. An analysis can have several labels and will then show up in several places in the tree.
To add a new block to the analysis, click "Add block" in the bottom of the document or drag and drop a block from the sidebar on the right.
When adding a text block, you can choose between different levels of headings or normal text. After adding the block you can add text by clicking on the block and starting to type.
To format the text, select the desired text and select the formatting or use the shortcuts seen below:
To reference the value of a Vali in the text, type a dollar sign,
$, and start typing the name of the Vali in the popup box. The value of the Vali will be shown in the text once you click outside the block.
To add an image to the analysis, click "Add block", select the image block and drag and drop an image onto the block.
There are two kinds of tables to add to an analysis, a blank table (from scratch) and a budget.
To add a budget, select that block and then select the top Vali in the edit panel on the left.
There are various kinds of charts to add to the analysis.
After adding a chart block, choose the type of chart and the data to show in the edit panel on the left.
Exporting and sharing¶
The analysis can be exported as PDF or shared with a link, even with external partners that don't have access to your Valispace account.
To share the analysis, click on the share button in the upper right corner. Then create a unique link for the analysis. You can create several unique links to send to different people and revoke access by removing the shared link from the list.
To download the analysis as PDF, click on More options in the upper right menu and select Download as PDF.
Additionally, each block of an analysis can be exported and downloaded as an image. Hover over the block and then click on the menu (three dots) that appears in the upper right corner of the block to select Export as image.