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Status Planned for future release
Workspace Blueworks Live
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 25, 2019

Include coordinates in BPMN export

We would like to integrate Blueworks Live with other Enterprise design tools that support BPMN.
We can of course use deep link but there are also situations where we want to import the diagram as BPMN 2.0 and then design other activities on top of that. The activities are visible on the canvas, however the location of the activities is all 0,0. Meaning that they're all squashed in the left corner.
This seems to be because Blueworks Live doesn't export the actual coordinates of its activities in the BPMN XSD schema.
XPDL export seems to have the coordinates, but it lacks details around the activity properties.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 131365
RFE Product Blueworks Live
  • Guest
    Mar 10, 2020

    That is correct, BWL does not export the Diagram Interchange (aka DI aka bpmndi). Note that the DI is an optional part of the BPMN2 specification. Importing tools are expected to be able to consume BPMN2 without the DI and to be able to generate the diagram (layout, etc) when the DI is not present. Of course, the layout will likely differ from the original layout in the source tool but that is expected as the different tools have slightly different layout algorithms.
    We expect that we will support it at some point but at this time have no concrete plans.