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Status Needs more information
Workspace Blueworks Live
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 10, 2021

Adding BPMN 2.0 Shapes

There is only a limited selection of shapes BPMN 2.0 Shapes available. It would be beneficial to have the palette of all shapes. Also, having the ability to have separate swimlanes/pools and child swimlanes, this is currently covered by the specification.

Idea Priority Medium
  • Admin
    Suzette Samoojh
    Aug 20, 2021

    Thanks for your request Isabel!


    The BPMN 2.0 standard partitions its shapes into buckets, each targetted at a key user group and their use cases. It expects products to pick the bucket(s) appropriate for them.

    Blueworks Live has no plans to support all shapes. Rather, it focuses on the shapes in the 'Descriptive' BPMN2 conformance subclass and a subset of shapes in the 'Analytical' BPMN2 conformance sub-class. These are well suited and designed specifically for the Blueworks Live target audience.

    If you could identify specific shapes within the standard that you require, we will assess each individually to see if they're appropriate for our user base. We'd also appreciate it if you could articulate how you would use those shapes when modeling your business because that helps with assessment, prioritization, and design.


    Thanks in advance!

    The Blueworks Live team