Analysis

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.

create 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.

edit analysis

Adding blocks

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.

Writing text

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.

add text analysis

To format the text, select the desired text and select the formatting or use the shortcuts seen below:

format text analysis

Referencing Valis

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.

reference vali analysis

Adding images

To add an image to the analysis, click "Add block", select the image block and drag and drop an image onto the block.

Adding tables

There are two kinds of tables to add to an analysis, a blank table (from scratch) and a budget.

add table analysis

To add a budget, select that block and then select the top Vali in the edit panel on the left.

Adding charts

There are various kinds of charts to add to the analysis.

add chart analysis

After adding a chart block, choose the type of chart and the data to show in the edit panel on the left.

add chart analysis

Exporting and sharing

Export analysis

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.

share analysis

create sharing link

To download the analysis as PDF, click on More options in the upper right menu and select Download as PDF.

more options analysis

download analysis

Export block

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.

download block