Plan Files and Templates
The unit of data storage that is displayed in WAE Design network plots is the plan file. Each plan file consists of tables that describe network characteristics, including network topology, traffic, service classes, and routing protocols. Plan files might reside on a single local device, such as a laptop, and are typically used for simulation purposes. Plan files are useful when designing greenfield networks.
A template is a "pattern" plan file by which all the plan files are modeled for visualization. Templates usually contain visual elements that dictate how the objects appear in the network and the canvas (background) behind it. Templates might also contains objects that are not discoverable but are of use in network simulations, such as physical circuit routes.