When Semantria Web (SWEB) launches, it connects to the API and loads the content stored in the API into a searchable "cache". This cache acts as a staging area for you to modify the content processing rules. Because you are not directly editing the rules in the API, you need to "publish" rules to the API when you're done with your work. The cache is persistent so you won't lose your work if you signed out.
There are 2 ways to create configurations:
The console sits at the bottom of the screen and is your window into the API. It displays messages about the communications in between SWEB and the API. It displays very useful information when troubleshooting an issue.