The quickest way to start using tags in Designer is by loading an existing tag set. To do this, click on Import File and select the Tags tab. Either choose a tags file that you have, or pick one of the built-in tag sets from the drop-down.
The tag set will be checked, and a pop-up box will tell you how many tags are in the set. If you wish to continue loading them, click on the Import button and they will be loaded into RiskTree and be available for you to use.
If you load a tag set and it contains tags that have the same name as tags that are already used in your RiskTree, then the pop-up box will explain this. The most common reason for this is that you have loaded a RiskTree that uses some tags from a tag set, and you have loaded the full tag set again. Only the unused tags will be loaded, in effect restoring the full tag set for you to use.
To tag a node or a countermeasure, click on theoption on the pop-up menu. If the item has tags set then the icon will be solid (). This will open the tag editor.
Nodes with tags are given a purple flash in their top right-hand corner:
Clicking on the flash will open the tag viewer, exactly the same as clickingon the pop-up node menu:
This shows the tags present on the node. To open the tag editor, click on the Edit tags button.
When you click on Edit tags the tag editor box will open. This has a number of functions:
The main part of the box shows the tags that already exist on this item, in green (tagname). To the right of these are tags that are part of the currently selected tag set but which are not in use on this item, in red (tagname). To add a red tag to the item, or remove a green tag from the item, click on the tag. Moving the mouse cursor over a tag will display information about the tag and its tag set below the tag lists.
Multiple tag sets can be used at the same time. To change the tag set in use, select from the drop-down above the right-hand panel.
You can search through the unused tags by typing in the text field below the red tags. As you type, only those tags that match your search term will remain. The search will check against both the tag name and the notes for the tag. The current term in the search field can be removed by clicking on the button to the right.
If you need to add a new tag to the currently selected tag, enter it into the text field at the bottom of the dialogue box and click the button. Tags added in this way to a node will belong to a tag set called Node, and new tags added to a countermeasure will belong to a new tag set called CM.
Any tags that you have used included when you save your RiskTree in JSON format. Tags that have not been used will not be included in the file, but details for tags that have been used and their tag sets will be saved.
You can also save just the tags as a tag library file. To do this, click on the Save button and select the Tags tab:
You can save all of the tags that have been loaded into the current RiskTree by leaving the default setting of All tags in the Tag set drop-down. Alternatively, you can just save the tags for a single tag set by selecting this set from the drop-down. Enter your choice of filename, and click on the Save button.