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Status Planned for future release
Workspace Blueworks Live
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 26, 2021

Build full diagrammatic interchange capability in line with BPMN 2.0 specifications

Build full diagrammatic interchange capability in line with BPMN 2.0 specifications

Idea priority Urgent
RFE ID 148912
RFE Product Blueworks Live
  • Guest
    Mar 2, 2021

    Thanks for your request! Let's examine export and import individually.

    Including the BPMN2 Diagram Interchange (aka BPMN2 DI) when exporting from Blueworks Live is currently on our long term roadmap. We'll update this RFE when we have a concrete timeline that we can share.

    Wrt to import of the BPMN2 DI, we have no plans at this time to render the diagram exactly as specified in the imported DI file.
    Blueworks Live has a built-in autolayout algorithm, which calculates placement of elements on the diagram and how lines are routed. Swimlanes in the DI file might be in-conflict with how Blueworks Live interprets and renders swimlanes. And, the fonts and sizes in the incoming DI might not be compatible with the Blueworks Live look-n-feel. As such, the DI will not be consumed exactly as-is.
    But there is potential that the DI could be used to influence the final result. For example, while the import will not take the absolute x,y coordinates from the DI file, those coordinate could be used to calculate relative positioning of elements.

    Please note that importing the DI and applying it in this manner would be a much lower priority goal as compared to exporting the DI.