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Label Editing and Drop On Flow land in bpmn-js v0.21.0

Written by Philipp Fromme on Tuesday, 01 August 2017.

We are happy to announce the latest release of our BPMN toolkit. It ships with improved label editing, improved snapping for better-looking diagrams and various bug fixes.

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Property Cloning and Modeling Improvements in bpmn-js v0.20.0

Written by Philipp Fromme on Wednesday, 08 March 2017.

We are happy to announce the latest release of our BPMN toolkit. With this release it's possible to not only copy and paste elements but also their implementation details. Other improvements lead to a better modeling experience and simplify embedding the toolkit in your applications.

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Colors Land in bpmn-js v0.19.0

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Wednesday, 21 December 2016.

We are proud to announce the latest release of our BPMN modeler / toolkit. It brings support for colors in BPMN diagrams and adresses a number of small drawing and modeling issues.

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Performance Improvements Shipped with cmmn-js v0.7.2

Written by Philipp Fromme on Tuesday, 15 November 2016.

Todays release of the latest version of cmmn-js introduces a new rendering layer that brings significant performance improvements to cmmn-js. The old layer based on Snap.svg is now gone from cmmn-js as well as diagram-js, the underlying diagram toolkit. With that sorted out, cmmn-js now imports diagrams twice as fast, is smaller in bundle size and feels more responsive. In addition to these changes, the release ships with improved direct editing for text annotations and fixes several bugs, too.

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Massive Performance Improvements Land in bpmn-js v0.18.0

Written by Philipp Fromme on Tuesday, 15 November 2016.

Todays release of our BPMN toolkit introduces a new rendering layer that brings significant performance improvements to bpmn-js. The old layer based on Snap.svg is now gone from bpmn-js as well as diagram-js, the underlying diagram toolkit. With that sorted out, bpmn-js now imports diagrams twice as fast, is smaller in bundle size and feels more responsive.

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Decision Requirements Diagram Modeling with dmn-js v0.8.0

Written by Sebastian Stamm on Monday, 14 November 2016.

We are happy to announce a new version of our dmn-js toolkit. It allows you to create the decision requirements diagram (DRD) for your decisions and export them as DMN 1.1 XML. Using the palette and context pad you know from our other bpmn.io libraries like bpmn-js and cmmn-js you can create and append DRD elements like Input Data or Business Knowledge Models and model the relationships between these elements.

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View Decision Requirements Diagrams with dmn-js 0.7.0

Written by Sebastian Stamm on Wednesday, 19 October 2016.

We are proud to announce the latest version of dmn-js. In this release we introduce a Viewer for Decision Requirements Diagrams (DRDs). DRDs show elements involved in the decision-making process and the dependencies between them. The elements modeled are decisions, areas of business knowledge, sources of business knowledge, and input data. We also introduce an editor for decisions that have a literal expression instead of a decision table and support switching between multiple decision tables within the same dmn file.

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Simple Editing of Decision Tables in dmn-js v0.6.0

Written by Sebastian Stamm on Friday, 09 September 2016.

We are proud to announce the latest version of dmn-js. In this release we greatly improved usability by offering assistance when entering simple values for the most common data types. We also now allow setting a minimum width for columns, which improves the handling of tables with a lot of inputs and outputs. Furthermore it is now possible to add descriptions to individual cells.

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Improvements in bpmn-js-properties-panel 0.9.0 and cmmn-js-properties-panel 0.2.0

Written by Patrick Dehn on Friday, 09 September 2016.

This time we are twice as proud, because with bpmn-js-properties-panel v0.9.0 and cmmn-js-properties-panel 0.2.0 we can announce two releases at once. In both panels we provide the possibility to add descriptions for input fields. Besides several bug fixes we improved the tab behavior and added support to configure field injection.

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Usability And Modeling Improvements in bpmn-js v0.17.0

Written by Patrick Dehn on Thursday, 08 September 2016.

We are proud to announce the latest version of bpmn-js. In this release we're introducing the possibility to morph between collapsed and expanded sub processes. We also focused our efforts into better usability, thus label handling and direct editing have been reworked. Furthermore it is now easier to create activities, events and gateways of a specific type from the palette.

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Edit CMMN properties with cmmn-js-properties-panel v0.1.0

Written by Patrick Dehn on Thursday, 14 July 2016.

We are proud to announce the first release of our CMMN properties panel project. With this feature packed release you can configure CMMN properties with the same comfort known from our BPMN properties panel. You can edit general properties, details, rules, extension elements, variables, standard events and more.

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Alignment/Distribution Helpers and Connection Label Layouting land in bpmn-js 0.16.0

Written by Ricardo Matias on Tuesday, 12 July 2016.

We are proud to announce the latest version of bpmn-js. This release is packed with features that will make every perfectionist layouter out there burst with joy. These include alignment and distribution helpers, better handling of message flows and a smart layouting of connection labels. Along with these changes, the release brings a more robust import of BPMN 2.0 connection DI as well as minor improvements and bug fixes.

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Snapping and Auto Expanding Arrive in cmmn-js v0.5.1

Written by Patrick Dehn on Tuesday, 05 July 2016.

We are proud to announce the latest version of cmmn-js. This release is all about modeling convenience. It introduces snapping and auto-expanding, both well established features known from bpmn-js. Besides that the new version adresses plenty of bugs.

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Connections Arrive in cmmn-js 0.4.0

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Monday, 06 June 2016.

We are proud to announce the latest version of cmmn-js. The release adds the ability to model on-part as well as discretionary connections. Furthermore it allows you to document important parts of your diagrams with text annotations, adds the ability to search your CMMN diagram and fixes tons of bugs.

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Model CMMN with cmmn-js 0.3.0

Written by Patrick Dehn on Friday, 20 May 2016.

We are proud to announce the latest version of cmmn-js. This is the first release with support for basic CMMN modeling. This means you can not only view but create, move, edit, replace and delete CMMN elements on the diagram canvas. Try it out and give us feedback!

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Copy, Paste and Search Arrive to bpmn-js v0.15.0

Written by Ricardo Matias on Thursday, 19 May 2016.

We are proud to announce the latest release of bpmn-js. With it we've added the ability to copy and paste BPMN elements. We also focused our efforts into making modeling huge diagrams easy, thus you're now able to search for elements by label or id, connect elements via a global connect tool and scrolling while dragging an element or when a tool is active.

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Improved Readability of DMN Decision Tables in dmn-js v0.5.0

Written by Daniel Meyer on Thursday, 21 April 2016.

We are proud to announce the latest release of dmn-js. The release focuses on the styling of DMN Decision Tables.

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I18N and Collapsed Pools land in bpmn-js v0.14.0

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Monday, 21 March 2016.

We are proud to announce the latest release of bpmn-js. It adds the ability to translate the BPMN modeler into different languages (aka i18n) and allows you to model collapsed pools. On top of that it addresses a number of usability issues. Under the hood we performed some major improvements that should make it easier to work with bpmn-js as a library.

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A Toolkit for Questionnaires on BPMN 2.0

Written by Philipp Fromme on Thursday, 10 March 2016.

Questionnaires on BPMN 2.0 are here. With bpmn-questionnaire I have built a library that allows you to create your own questionnaires incorporating BPMN 2.0 diagrams. It can be easily embedded into any website and allows you to create and use your own types of questions, too.

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Camunda Properties Feature Complete with Properties Panel v0.6.0

Written by Patrick Dehn on Friday, 04 March 2016.

With the latest version of our properties panel we provide editing support for all Camunda execution related properties. We added input/output variable mappings, form fields, connectors, compensation activity references and camunda:properties for form fields and extension elements. Besides that we carried out some significant usability improvements and fixed tons of bugs. We took big steps to further improve the internal code quality so that contributions should be easier, too.

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The Hand Tool, Data Stores and Compensation land in bpmn-js v0.13.0

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Thursday, 28 January 2016.

We just released a new version of bpmn-js packed with more BPMN and usability improvements. You can now model data stores as well as compensation. A new hand tool allows you to navigate bigger BPMN diagrams easily and the replace menu tries to stay visible, full size. The viewer received fixes for associations, call activities and compensations.

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Configure Job Priorities and Retry Time Cycle Easily with Properties Panel v0.5.0

Written by Patrick Dehn on Thursday, 14 January 2016.

We just released the latest version of our properties panel. Besides plenty of bug fixes it also includes some new features such as support for Camunda process engine's job prioritization and job retry time cycle. We also managed to improve the usability significantly using a new tabbed layout. Finding the right property is now a lot easier!

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Move Rows and Columns with dmn-js v0.4.0

Written by Sebastian Stamm on Wednesday, 06 January 2016.

The latest version of our DMN modeling library allows you to change the order of rows and columns via dragging. Using the library also got easier: We now offer a pre-packaged version to be installed by bower or downloaded manually - no build step required.

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dmn-js v0.3.0 now on bpmn.io

Written by Sebastian Stamm on Monday, 30 November 2015.

We are happy to announce the release of the latest version of our DMN modeler. Dmn-js allows you to view and model decisions with the DMN standard directly on the web. With this latest version dmn-js is officially maintained by the team of bpmn.io.

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Properties Panel for BPMN

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Friday, 27 November 2015.

Say hello to bpmn-js-properties-panel, the latest addition to our modeling universe. It is an extension for bpmn-js that allows you to maintain invisible BPMN and Camunda properties in BPMN 2.0 diagrams.

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Lanes, Event Sub-Processes, Data Objects and more BPMN

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Friday, 23 October 2015.

Today we released the best bpmn-js version as of yet. We added tons of new changes such as modeling lanes, event sub-processes, data objects and default flows. On top of that you can now move connection segments in parallel. Under the hood some significant improvements make the BPMN toolkit feel noticeably faster and allow users to totally customize element rendering.

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bpmn-questionnaire - Build your own Interactive BPMN 2.0 Questionnaires

Written by Philipp Fromme on Wednesday, 07 October 2015.

I joined the bpmn.io team for the duration of my thesis. Over the next few months I'll build a framework for embeddable questionnaires on BPMN 2.0. You will be able to create your own interactive questionnaires, embed them into your website and extend the framework by creating new types of questions.

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Boundary Events, Activity Markers and more BPMN

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Monday, 10 August 2015.

The new version of our BPMN modeler released today adds support for modeling boundary events, multi-instance markers, transactions, call activities and ad-hoc sub-processes. The release adds the ability to insert elements on existing flows and enhances sequence flow layouting around gateways and boundary events.

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First Version of dmn.io released

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Friday, 07 August 2015.

Decision Model and Notation (DMN) is the upcoming standard for decision modeling by the creators of the BPMN 2.0 standard. We are happy to say that our friends at Camunda BPM released one of the first web-based table editors for it.

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Locking Down bpmn-js

Written by Tim Sneed on Wednesday, 22 July 2015.

Last month Tim from Sparta Systems visited us in our Berlin office with requirements for a custom BPMN modeler. Sparta Systems, a Camunda customer, employs bpmn-js to provide customizable, predefined workflows to their very own customers. In this post he talks about their specific requirements and how he effectively locked down our modeler to create a custom BPMN modeling tool on top of it.

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The bpmn.io Desktop App is here

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Wednesday, 27 May 2015.

Today we release the bpmn.io desktop app to the public. It is a small application makes our BPMN modeling features available offline, on any computer. The app builds on the same foundations as our web modeler and adds multi-tabbing as well as a xml view.

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Model BPMN Collaboration Diagrams

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Wednesday, 13 May 2015.

Today we release a new version of our bpmn toolkit that focuses on collaboration modeling. The new modeler allows you to create participants and message flows. With the space and lasso tools it offers two new helpers that support you in building and maintaining larger BPMN diagrams. The release improves the modelers user feedback as well as error handling.

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BPMN 2.0 Modeling Revamped

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Wednesday, 01 April 2015.

Good user interaction is a basis for a solid modeling experience. This post introduces a new way to model BPMN 2.0 with bpmn-js. It unleashes the full complexity of the BPMN 2.0 specification onto users while going back to simplicity in the little things.

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Element Replacement and Forgiveness

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Friday, 13 March 2015.

Todays release of our BPMN toolkit ships with a big modeling update. The modeler now allows you to change the type of a BPMN element in place from the elements context pad. The release brings massive improvements in the handling of malformed BPMN diagrams. Last but not least it allows you to extend our toolkit to recognize custom BPMN 2.0 vendor extensions.

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Hello Forum

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Wednesday, 28 January 2015.

Today we open the bpmn.io forum to the public. The forum will serve as a friendly place to discuss improvements to our BPMN 2.0 toolkit, investigate rendering or modeling issues as well as get technical and non-technical help. It replaces existing contact forms available on our website as well as demo application.

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Manual Connection Layouting

Written by Jörg Dotzki on Thursday, 22 January 2015.

Our first release this year adds manual connection layouting to the bpmn-js modeler. Additionally it provides a number of BPMN 2.0 serialization fixes and a new lasso selection tool. We ship the modeler prepackaged via our bower packaging, too. This should make it easier to play around and embed the bpmn.io web modeler.

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The (Mobile) Interaction Upgrade

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Friday, 02 January 2015.

Today we release important interaction improvements for the bpmn-js modeler. The updated modeling workflow helps you get stuff done faster by minimizing interruptions and focusing the right elements at the right time. Furthermore we ship touch support with the library. You can now build BPMN 2.0 diagrams using your tablet or mobile device.

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Palette and Sub-Process Modeling

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Thursday, 11 December 2014.

Today we release a new version of bpmn-js. It ships with some big BPMN 2.0 modeling improvements and a number of rendering and import fixes. Using the modeler it is now possible to model sub-processes. A new palette gives you access to common elements. New elements can be dragged from the palette or an element's context pad to create them anywhere on the canvas.

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Connect and Delete

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Tuesday, 23 September 2014.

Today we released a new version of bpmn-js. It adds the ability to connect and delete elements along with snapping and automatic connection layouting to our BPMN 2.0 modeler. The viewer received a new marker API that allows individual, contextual styling of BPMN 2.0 elements and attached overlays.

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Overlays and more Modeling

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Wednesday, 06 August 2014.

The new version of bpmn-js released today adds an overlay API and many enhancements to process modeling. The overlay API allows you to decorate BPMN 2.0 diagrams with additional data (think of comments or process state). The modeler can now create more BPMN 2.0 elements, moves them and performs automatic connection cropping.

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Simple Process Modeling is here

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Monday, 21 July 2014.

We are happy to announce a new version of our BPMN toolkit. It allows you to create simple processes and export them as BPMN 2.0 XML. Furthermore it adds a context pad, improves the support for mobile devices through touch gesture support and has better rendering performance.

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Label editing and Bower packaging

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Friday, 20 June 2014.

Today we release a new version of our BPMN toolkit. It adds the ability to edit labels in BPMN 2.0 diagrams and received an overhauled look and feel for flows and events. We also ship a pre-packaged version that allows you to easily integrate BPMN diagrams into your web applications.

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Full BPMN render support

Written by Joerg Dotzki on Friday, 23 May 2014.

Today we released a new version of our BPMN toolkit with complete support for BPMN 2.0 rendering.

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The bpmn-js viewer is here

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Wednesday, 07 May 2014.

Today we are publishing the bpmn-js viewer, a first version of our BPMN 2.0 toolkit that can display BPMN 2.0 diagrams embedded into web applications. We open sourced the library and all required components on GitHub. Open and view BPMN 2.0 diagrams on the web using our demo application.

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Announcing bpmn.io - BPMN everywhere, for everyone

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on Thursday, 20 February 2014.

We are proud to announce bpmn.io, an open source toolkit for working with BPMN 2.0 diagrams on the web. It will offer a free to use web based modeling component and can serve as an extensible library to embed and annotate business processes modeled with BPMN 2.0.

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