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Modelling Processes

Modelling Processes
description of the Model Process

The Model Process step lets you layout the process elements. The process designer is easy to use. It is used purely for modelling and documentation, there is no code, although this is the actual process you are going to use in your execution.

The process is BPMN compliant, or at least as far as we can see it covers most of not all of the elements. It certainly has every BPMN construct you should need.

Modelling Processes
an example of creating a process

When creating a process, the modeller allows you to select the next element required from any existing element,

Modelling Processes
an example of creating a process

and drop it where you need it to be.

Modelling Processes
an example of linking to an existing element

If you drag the element onto an existing element of that type, it makes a link to the existing element instead.

Modelling Processes
an example of the Property box

The Property box for an Activity allows you to define all the Basic details but only in terms of simulation. No code or Business Rules are defined here.

In addition to the documentation, you can add Timer Event Duration to specify the targets for this particular process, which defines when things are deemed to be late within the process.

Modelling Processes
an example of a descriptive pop-up in the Property box

Each item in the property box has a descriptive pop-up that tells you what they are.

Modelling Processes
an example of the Extended tab of the Property box

The 'Extended' tab of the Property box allows you to add any Extended Attributes you like.

Modelling Processes
an example of the Type drop down box to add the Property

These are the types of fields you can define for your documentation:

Click on the 'Type' drop down box to add the Property. This allows you store complete documentation of your process.

Modelling Processes
an example of the On Click drop down box for Presentations

For Presentations or HTML output, you can select what happens when a user clicks on an element in the documentation.

Modelling Processes
an example of the Export / Import toolbar

The 'Export / Import' toolbar allows you to Export the process in various formats such as an image, Web pages, SharePoint and a Wiki. It also allows you to, Import various formats.

Modelling Processes
an example of the Palette

This is the Palette for selecting the types of elements you can have and gives a simple, limited number of constructs to add to your process diagram. Each of these can be set to one of several types, depending on the element itself.

Modelling Processes
an example of a Task

A Task is an activity that is included within a Process.

Modelling Processes
an example of a Start event

The start event indicates where a particular Process will start.

Modelling Processes
an example of an intermediate event

The intermediate event indicates where something happens somewhere between the Start and End of a Process.

Modelling Processes
an example of an end event

The end event indicates where a process will end.

Modelling Processes
an example of a Gateway

A Gateway is a split or join in the process flow.

Modelling Processes
an example of an element extended

Each type of element can be extended by various properties.

Modelling Processes
an example of an element extended by various properties

Modelling Processes
an example of Task type extended

Modelling Processes
an example of Gateway type extended

Modelling Processes
an example of Elements in the attachments list

For each Element you also have attachments, and can view all the attachments in the model.