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BPMN Import and Export

Introduction

Dragon1 offers support for importing BPMN models. BPMN stands for Business Process Model and Notation, and is the worldwide standard for business process modeling. BPMN is maintained by the Object Management Group, and its current version is 2.0.2.

A BPMN model is based on a flowcharting technique very silimar to activity diagrams from UML (Unified Modeling Language). The objective of BPMN is to support business process management for both technical users and business users. By using a standard notation understandable by all business stakeholders, BPMN is helping to avoid communication gaps that can arise between design and implementation.

How to import a BPMN file?

Import a BPMN file by doing the following steps:

  • Log in.
  • Click "Visual Designer" in the left menu bar.
  • Click "BPMN" to open the Visual Designer in BPMN mode.
Import a BPMN file in the Visual Designer

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  • Click the Folder icon in the top button bar to open the import file dialog.
  • Select a BPMN file to import.
  • Click the "Open" button to import the diagram.

The BPMN file is imported.

Imported BPMN file in the Visual Designer

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How to export a BPMN file?

Exporting a BPMN diagram is similar to importing it.

Export a BPMN file from the Visual Designer

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  • Log in.
  • Click "Visual Designer" in the left menu bar.
  • Click "BPMN" to open the Visual Designer in BPMN mode.
  • Open a BPMN model.
  • Click the "Download" button in the top button bar to open the export file dialog.
Export dialog for BPMN file

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  • Enter the name of the BPMN file.
  • Click the "Save" button to export the Diagram.