To start Viz Artist, the user must log on to a Graphic Hub. The Graphic Hub is the database solution where all Viz Artist items are stored. Items can be either:
The Graphic Hub database can be installed on the local machine for a single-user environment. It can also be installed on a centralized server for a multi-user environment, which provides shared access to multiple users simultaneously.
Individual items are stored in the Graphic Hub database as file objects, and are managed in terms of properties and Universally Unique Identifiers, commonly referred to as UUIDs.
Clients can work with and organize items through Viz Artist, in a logical folder structure provided by the Graphic Hub. Although each item can be listed and linked in more than one folder, it is in the Graphic Hub only once.