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Canvas overview

You can visually explore data on a canvas. This topic introduces the composition of a canvas and its related functions.

Canvas overview diagram:


Tabs on the Top

Click the plus sign canvas_tab to add a new canvas. You can have operations on multiple canvases simultaneously.


  • Canvas data on different canvases can come from the same graph space or from different graph spaces.
  • You can customize the name of a canvas except for the canvas in the left-most tab.

Visualization modes

Graph data can be visually explored in 2D mode and 3D mode. For more information, Visualization modes.

Data storage

Graph data on the current canvas can be stored by creating snapshots or exporting canvas data as images or CSV files.

At the top right of the page, you can:

  • Click data_output and then click Export CSV File to store canvas data as CSV files.
  • Click data_output and then click Export PNG File to store canvas data as images.

In the search box at the top left of the page, click canvas_search and enter a VID or the property values of tags to locate target vertices.


Explorer provides 6 layouts to show the relationship between the data on a canvas.

Force Dagre Circular Grid Neural Network Radial
graphView treeView sphereView grid neural radial



You can display the vertices on a canvas on full screen. You can also collapse the minimap, zoom in or zoom out the canvass, etc. The percentage of a canvas graph to the total is displayed in the lower-left corner of the minimap.


Data overview

On the right side of the page, click list-left to expand the data overview panel.


On the data overview panel, you are enabled to:

  • See the number of tags and edge types, and the number of the corresponding vertices and edges on a canvas.
  • Click the color icon of the tags or edge types to customize the color and size. You can also customize the icons and images of the tags.


    You can only change colors in batches in the data overview panel. Right-click a single vertex on a canvas to manually modify the style of the vertex.

  • Upload images to personalize the style of the vertices in the canvas, and the uploaded images are stored in the browser. To store uploaded images permanently, save the canvas data as a snapshot. For details, see Manage snapshots.

    upload images

Select vertices and edges on the canvas, and then click Selected Vertices {number} Selected Edges {number} in the lower left corner to view the detailed information of the vertices and edges. You can export the data as a CSV file.


Last update: February 19, 2024