Build a new model from scratch

Building a model from scratch is easy in 21RISK with our flexible risk model editor.

After you have logged in, visit the library page and click new

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Here you choose the name and category for the model, but fear not, you can always update these properties later

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When you click Create, you will then view the model page

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Versions

We are happy that you have chosen to be an author of a model. A model consists of the name, description, and category provided in the previous step and then a given number of versions. A version in a model can have the following values:

  • Draft. Allows for the given version to be edited by model authors.
  • Finished. A finished version. Can not be edited further.
  • Active. The active version is the one that will be used when someone uses your model to create a new report. Only one version can be active at a time.

Editing a version

To start editing a draft version, click the title

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A model is a hierarchy of sections and questions

  • Sections make it possible to add structure to your questions
  • Questions are where you actually ask for information

We will start our model with a section

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In this example, we will name the first section "Introduction"

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There is no save button. As you progress, changes will automatically⁠ be saved. Let's add some simple questions to the Introduction section

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Let's add 2 simple yes/no questions regarding the water supply for the sprinkler.

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If you would like to re-arrange the hierarchy in the model, you can simply drag-n-drop questions and categories into the desired position.

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When you are satisfied with the version, use the back button to return to the model overview

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When ready, you can finish and activate the version so it's ready for new reports 🎉

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When a new report is created with this model, version 1 will be used.

Duplicating a version

When you have found something you would like to edit in version 1, you must create a new version.

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Now you will have a copy of the version, that you can edit and modify.

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Use model in your first audit

You are now ready to create a report for your first audit, using our new model. Go to the library in 21RISK and search for your model

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Here you can see that the model is private, only members of your organization can view and use the model. To start the audit, simply click on the model name

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Edit the model again

When changes must be made to the model, simply click the edit option in the menu

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Share model with the world

By default models in 21RISK are only visible to members of your organization. To share the model with the world, go to the model overview

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If you confirm making the model public, everyone on the internet will be able to view and use your model.