Selection is an integral part of the core modeling UX. It has to work; you come across it immediately, and it leaves a lasting impression. Recent releases of our modeling toolkit simplify selection following the selected element's shape. The change results in a less verbose look and feel and clearly distinguishes single-element selections and multi-selection:
Try it on demo.bpmn.io.
The latest updates are another important step towards an overhauled core modeling experience. Stay tuned for future exciting updates.
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