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Add a Pan view window to the process diagram display

Add an option to have a Pan & Zoom window that appears within the Process Diagram view so the user can see the entire Process Diagram in a thumbnail. The functionality should be similar to what is in Visio for the Pan & Zoom window.
14 days ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Improve the hover box with reference link on Glossary items

The black hover box in the Details pane is difficult to navigate. The user must hover and enter the box just exactly in order to get to the reference link contained in the hover box. Improve the hover box so that so that navigation into the hover ...
14 days ago in Blueworks Live 2 Needs more information

Allow Viewers to Comment on Discovery Maps and Process Diagrams

Why is it Useful: This allows the Viewer community which only have Viewer Licenses to collaborate on Discovery Maps and Process Diagrams. This is an essential part of the mainstream process mapping, getting customer input and consensus. Who would ...
17 days ago in Blueworks Live 1 Not under consideration

Eliminate the need to have BWL open before clicking on a link to a process blueprint

Currently, you must have BWL open before you can click on a link to a process blueprint that someone sends you. This is an extra step which causes confusion to users who are not aware that you must first have BWL open before you can click on the l...
27 days ago in Blueworks Live 2 Needs more information

Process Summary - Systems and Participants

The Process Summary screen is helpful and as another idea suggested it might be useful to split this into Process overview and Activity Detail for better clarity. One significant element that appears to be missing from the Process Summary view is ...
about 1 month ago in Blueworks Live 2 Needs more information

Space Excel Export Numbering

On the Excel Export from a Space the supplementary worksheets like Process Items, Stakeholders, Systems etc… lists the Item Name that relates to each, but no unique ID for that Item Name. So, if in a given diagram where you have more than one acti...
about 1 month ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Enforce Start and End Numbering

We are looking to enforce Start and End numbering on our Blueprints. We can manually activate the "Include normal start and end events" option on the Numbering dialog per Blueprint which gives the desired results. Looking for a way to set this opt...
about 1 month ago in Blueworks Live 2 Not under consideration

Allow Renaming and Deletion of Snapshots

Allow the ability to rename an existing saved Snapshot. Sometimes we may have entered a typo or just want to enter a clearer description of the previously saved Snapshot. Also permit deletion of a previously saved Snapshot. Number of times we sav...
about 2 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Ability to add Watermark to process model used to indicate "Draft" or other Admin defined flag

We currently have models that are not complete but need to be Published so Viewers can review them. There is a danger of Viewers searching for models and assuming they're final or current state. Having the ability to turn on a Watermark to display...
3 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Ensure no Null values in user last login/invite data

many user have no date value in their last login/invite data. I understand this happens when a user accepts their invite but never logs in. Please leave the invited date in place for these users or capture the date they accepted the invite
3 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted