Sentinel Visualizer Reader Instructions

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Sentinel Visualizer Reader lets you open and view diagrams exported by a licensed Sentinel Visualizer user.

  1. Sentinel Visualizer ReaderDownload the free Sentinel Visualizer Reader.
  2. Open Windows File Explorer and install Sentinel Visualizer Reader by right-clicking on the EXE and choose "Run As Administrator". During the installation process, click "I accept", Yes, Next, etc., as prompted.
  3. Launch Sentinel Visualizer Reader.

The free Sentinel Visualizer Reader program lets you open an SVX file containing a diagram created by a licensed Sentinel Visualizer user. To open an SVX file, launch Sentinel Visualizer Reader and click [New Visualizer].

New Visualizer in Sentinel Reader

Click [Open File] and select the SVX file that was sent by a licensed Sentinel Visualizer user.

Open SVX File in Sentinel Reader

The Toolbar on the Visualizer window offers several options once you open the file.

Visualizer Toolbar in Sentinel Reader

  • Clear - Clears the Visualizer window.
  • New - Create a new, empty Visualizer window.
  • Open File - Open a SVX file saved by a licensed Sentinel Visualizer user.
  • Zoom - Set the magnification level for the diagram.
  • Google Earth - Interface to Google Earth for geospatial analysis.
  • 3D View - View the diagram in 3D (Standard and Anaglyph).

Network Diagram

The Diagram tab displays the network as the author saved it, including gradients and filters. You can move objects and navigate the diagram.

Sentinel Visualizer Network Diagram The Navigator Panel appears on the right so you can view and zoom into sections of the diagram. To minimize the panel area to provide more screen space for the diagram, click the pin icon pin panel in the upper right corner.

Entity and Relationship Details

Double-click on an entity or relationship line to open a window with its details (dates, weight, value, credibility, reliability, metadata, notes, topics, and more).

ntity and Relationship Details

Entity Details on the Bottom Panel

The panel on the bottom has a 'Details' tab showing the currently selected entity's detail and relationships.

Entity Details

Entity Metrics on the Bottom Panel

The 'Entity Metrics' tab lists all the entities, their line counts to other entities, and social network analysis metrics.

Entity Metrics

Timeline Tab

If the underlying data contains start and end date data, the 'Timeline' displays them with optional groupings by hour, day, week, month and year.


Users with permission to connect to a Sentinel Visualizer database can use Sentinel Visualizer Reader to open and view saved diagrams which are not flagged as Private by the author.

To open a database, launch Sentinel Visualizer Reader and click [Open Database].

Open Database

Select from the list of previously opened databases or click [Add Database] to add a new one.

Sentinel Reader Add Database

Type in the [Server Name] and click [List Databases]. Once the database names load, select the database and click [OK].

List Databases

Database Login

Login in with the Windows Authentication or the SQL Server Authentication credentials given by the Licensed Sentinel Visualizer user.

Sentinel Reader Database Login

Windows Authentication Login

Database Login

SQL Server Authentication

SQL Server Authentication

Once you open a database, choose [New Visualizer] to open the Visualizer Window, then click [Open] to select a saved diagram.

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