"Deep Dive" into the modeller-functions

Language and Localization

Language This article mainly contains information about the Ribbon menu Language which can be reached via >BPMN-Model>Language…. To get the BPMN-Model Ribbon, you need to have an open Diagram. The standard language of a newly created diagram is always unspecified. It is recommended to work with different languages and localizations, even more if you plan on drawing a diagramm in 2 or 3 languages. In the following paragraphs you wil find explanations concerning the transfer, copy and import/export of element-descriptions. […]

BPMN Document

The BPMN Document tab in the dialog Document Properties Basic information on the current BPMN diagram This tab lets you define basic information for your diagram. You find the information fields divided into the following sections: BPMN document Name Version Author Creation Date Modification Date Main Process Name Diagram Attributes: This table lets you define your own set of attributes and values for your process. BPMN Conformance Sub-Class The specification of BPMN defines three conformance sub-classes: descriptive, analytical, and executable. […]

Document Options

Document Options Using this dialog you can provide some basic information about your diagram (e.g. author, version, diagram name) within the ribbon BPMN Document. Further, you can add new languages to your diagram, using the register Localization.

Add Process Level

Add Process Level By using this option a window for the input form for the name of a new, independent process level will open. Once you have written the name hitting OK will save it and the new process level will be created.  

BPMN Model

BPMN Model Here you find descriptions of dialogs that are called over the ribbon BPMN Model. There you find basic functionalities to specify (BPMN document and Localization, Copy/Move Language, Add Process Level), benchmark (Model quality), update (Comparison and Update), clean up and beautify (BPMN 2.0 Layout Improver, Unreferenced Elements) and save (Save to Repository) your diagram. Further, one dialog refers to the process when you open a diagram (Name Inconsistency Found).

Visio 2010: No “BPMN” tab

The “BPMN” tab is not available in Visio 2010 Make sure the plugin is enabled Click on File and select Options, then change to the Add-ins tab. Manage Disabled Items and select Go…. Check if Process Modeler is listed. If it is listed, select it and press Enable. Restart Visio and see if it works. If not, also try the following step. Manage COM Add-ins and select Go…. Make sure that Process Modeler Addin is listed and that the checkbox is […]

Themes and Effects

What about Themes and Effects? Visio allows you to set so-called Themes and Effects for all shapes on a page. Process Modeler comes with some built-in Themes and Effects to help the user recolor and reshape the BPD. In the Design ribbon, click on the Colors item to apply another color set to your diagram (see picture below). This opens a task pane with a selection of various color schemes. To apply another effect scheme (e.g. to draw all shapes with rounded edges) […]

Process documentation fails

Process documentation fails Message Microsoft Word is not installed/could not be found This message appears if the registry keys of Microsoft Office are not correctly registered in your systems registry. To correct this, up you need to  open the Registry Editor (start with the command “regedit”). and delete one or more entries. You need admin rights on your system to be able for this. Solution In the Registry you need to open the following node, below which you probably find […]

No stencil

The Stencil is not shown after opening a BPD After loading a diagram, the BPMN Stencil is not shown on the left hand side. This may look like this: Solution Open the Stencil manually through the menu: This will open the BPMN 2.0 Stencil.

Where do I find my Visio bit version?

Visio 2007 (and earlier) Your Visio is 32-bit. There is no 64-bit version of Visio 2007. Visio 2010 Visio 2013