With the static structure diagrams (System Landscape, System Context, Container and Component), Structurizr allows you to define an animation, consisting of a number of steps where elements and/or relationships are displayed. As with presentation tools like Microsoft PowerPoint, the animation feature allows you to reveal parts of the diagram to help tell a story.

Animation - step 1

Step 1

Animation - step 2

Step 2

Animation - step 3

Step 3

Animation - step 4

Step 4


As illustrated by the example below, the buttons are as follows:

  • Step animation backward.
  • Play animation.
  • Stop animation.
  • Step animation forward.


This is the System Context diagram for the Big Bank plc Internet Banking System example, and the animation allows you to describe the diagram one element at a time.