There are four different menu tabs, and all together they form the Ribbon Menu which is explained in topic Ribbon.
A menu tab consists of different menu items which are also explained further in the Ribbon topic.
A property pane contains the properties of a model, or element. If an element is selected, the properties of the element are shown and can be edited. When clicking on the canvas without selecting an element, you can edit general information of a model. In the property of the model, the current and deployed version is shown, which is often quite useful, if you don't know whether the latest version is deployed or not. Depending on which element you have selected, the parameters will change to suit.
The mini map shows the minimzed version of the process. By clicking somewhere on the mini map, the colored area is shown on the canvas. If you have a complex process and want to jump from the start to the end, you can do so quickly with the mini map. This makes navigating through the process much easier. At the bottom of the mini map, you can zoom the process model or go back to the default value by clicking on 100%. By clicking the arrow in the upper right, you can hide the mini map. With the upper left arrow, you can undock it from the right side pane.
In the navigation pane, all designers are shown, which are described in topic Modules.
This consists of all elements and activities you can use for your processes. They are divided into categories for faster search. The elements, as well as the activities, can be placed on the canvas via drag & drop.
Depending on the currently chosen designer, appropriate models are shown in the model repository. This means that when you are currently working with the role designer, all role models are shown in the model repository. With a double-click on a model, it opens on the canvas. The models can be structured by using so-called scopes, which can be added and removed as you like.
The canvas is the main part where all the modeling happens. All the other areas are more or less the supporting parts for modeling. On the canvas, you drag, drop, add, remove and move your elements. Several models can be opened on the canvas, and are organized in tabs on top of the canvas. To switch between the models, just click on one of the tabs.
Special Note about Canvas: Right next to the name of the model, which is displayed on the canvas, there are to different symbols:
|This symbol means that the made changes of the model will lead to a new minor version.|
|This symbol means that the made changes of the model will lead will force a new major version. |
If you want to know more about major and minor versions, please check out the topic Model Version and Updates.
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