A way of regarding situations or topics from different perspectives. In an Architecture, system- and software engineering, different views. Show different aspects of the system being modelled. A view is not a graph but an abstraction consisting of a number of diagrams (which are the actual graphs).

Typical views are the functional view, the performance view, the user view, etc.

A view in an Enterprise architecture framework can be chararacterized by its Layer, Aspect and Level of scope. Usually it will contain elements of a limited number of Model element and relationship types.