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Reuse BPMN elements

Reuse BPMN Elements Process Modeler supports the extension of “Identical Shapes” for a selected list of elements, like Lane, Pool and Group . This way, several Visio shapes may represent the same element within the business process. These Visio shapes thus have identical names and share the same attributes (including user defined attributes). References In the case of a Task, Sub-Process, Data Object or Data Store, referencing does not define elements as identical but only points from a visual element […]

Element Referencing

Referencing elements The repository gives you the ability to reference elements from BPD documents stored in the repository. Processes, Sub-Processes, and Identicals are able to reference other elements from the same type. BPMN has defined the meaning for referenced Tasks or Sub-Processes. A reference to a Sub-Process means that the flow control will jump to the referenced Sub-Process. Once the Sub-Process has finished, the flow control will return to the caller Sub-Process. The meaning of referring Tasks is, to share […]

Check In/Check Out

Check In/Check Out Check Out document To check out a document, choose the document in the Repository Explorer and click the check out symbol or the check out option in the context menu.       The document you checked out is now listed with a red check mark, and it is reserved for editing by you alone. You can check-in the document again using the check-in symbol or the context menu. Check In document Click Save in the Visio […]

Revision, Version, Branch

Revision, Version, Branch Revision Each process modeler document is stored into the repository with the appropriate version and revision. The repository works with a check in / check out mechanism where each check in will create a new revision of the document in the repository. Check Out Documents are checked out of the repository for editing by a user. Checked out documents are locked from editing by any other users (read only access). The checked out document can be saved […]

Manage documents

Document Approach You can understand Team Repository as simple persistence storage, which organizes and maintains your process models.  Team Repository stores documents but is implemented with a relational database which contains all metadata and the documents itself. Team Repository stores any type of document.  Some of them, such as Process Modeler based Visio documents or packages, will be decomposed before being saved into the persistence storage. To support an easy document management the documents are organized into folders and sub-folders as […]

Customizing Process Modeler

Customizing Process Modeler To define your own set-up for the BPMN 2.0 mode, choose Process Modeler -> Options. Use the following menu:   The options for BPMN 2.0 models look as depicted in the below figure:   The options are divided into 6 groups: General Attribute Element Validation Process Documentation Log Import/Export All options can be reset to factory settings using Reset or Reset All. Depending your license you will or will not see some options.

Create Title Block

Create Title Block There exist two different ways to create a title block on a Visio sheet: The default title block A custom title block Whenever a new BPMN diagram is created, a default title block will be generated, if there is none defined in the template itself. To disable creating the default title block every time, check Process -> Options… dialog -> General tab. Default Title Block Some of the attributes shown in the title block can be changed. […]

Multi-language diagrams

Translate your diagrams Process Modeler enables you to document your processes in more than one language. Using this feature you will omit redundant and costly documentation in a multi-language environment. The easy way with Process Modeler goes like this: Draw and document your process Define the languages you need to document your process in Translate your diagram… by directly editing the Visio file by Import/Export of all labels and documentation

Using Call Activities

Call Activities A call activity identifies a point in the process where a global process or a global task is used. The call activity acts as a ‘wrapper’ for the invocation of a global process or global task within the execution. The activation of a call activity results in the transfer of control to the called global process or global task. The BPMN 2.0 call activity corresponds to the reusable sub-process of BPMN 1.2. A BPMN 2.0 sub-process corresponds to […]

Reuse of BPMN elements

Reuse of BPMN elements If you want to show the same process steps (eg, an activity or a pool) at different points in one process, or even in different processes, you don’t have to define it each time a new.  BPMN 2.0 gives you the suitable feature which is completely and best supported by Process Modeler.  With the reuse of elements two approaches can be distinguished: Reusing elements: BPMN 2.0 provides for call activities (global tasks and callable subprocesses), data […]