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Allow different layouts in workspace to display full artifact name.

When displaying a workspace with a number of artifacts (process models, workspaces, decisions, etc.) that contain long names, those names are cut off no matter how much you zoom in or out. The only way to see the full name is to hover over the art...
3 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Requesting addition of technology symbols to support creation of system and architecture flows.

Requesting addition of technology symbols to support creation of system and architecture flows. Some of the symbols we are seeking to use: firewall, server(s), database(s), computer, processing unit, user input, mobile device, physical building, r...
3 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Not under consideration

On viewer Access "Analyze" functionality should be the available of as due to this the customer is unable to see the details of the KPI, so you are requested to kindly provide the same.

"Analyze" functionality should be available on Viewer access
4 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Not under consideration

Hierarchical dropdowns for custom fields

We are requesting the implementation of hierarchical drop downs, such that a selection of a 1st level dropdown spawns a 2nd level dropdown based upon the 1st level selection, and then the selection of the 2nd level dropdown spawns a 3rd level drop...
4 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Export Search Results

When any search results are presented, allow user to export those results to an Excel workbook. 1. Perform search (spaces, processes, etc.) 2. Blueworks Live presents results 3. User clicks new "Export Results" button 4. User presented with dialog...
5 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Keep activity numbering on when in Analyze Mode

Turning on Activity Numbering is incredibly helpful, especially when communicating with users in building/updating processes. However, as soon as Analyze mode is selected the activity numbering is turned off. Keeping the activity numbering turned ...
5 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Not under consideration

See the # of items in a Space without having to open the space.

In the Show Space Hierarchy view, the number of items in the space is displayed when you hover over the space name. Would like this same capability when within a Space View, so if the space has sub-spaces you can hover over a sub-space and see the...
5 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Please add flow charting symbols

We need to create System and/or Data flow diagrams. Symbols to create such flow diagrams are not available currently in the tool. Please can you add standard data flow charting symbols (input, processing, output, applications, databases, interface...
5 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Specify the display type when in a Space View

Allow ability to change view of Spaces to be list view, detail view, etc. The view when in a Space today is like a Grid view. In some cases, it would be easier to see things in list view than grid view, especially on different screen sizes. There ...
5 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Allow default view to be set at the account level when a link to a process is provided

Allow selection of which process blueprint view (Discovery Map, Process Diagram, Documentation) will be displayed when a link to a process is defined on Linked Process activities. Example, we have Discovery Maps that are basically an outline of al...
5 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration