Panels

The Modeling perspective provides a set of default panels. These panels enable you to create models, view the process, application, participants and data associated with the model. These panels are as follows:

Profile

The Profile panel displays two options:

The Business Analyst should define a process flow in the model from the business view only. Technical background is not necessary for a Business Analyst. However, the Integrator adds information needed to make the model interpretable by the Infinity Process Platform engine. He/she should define technical details, like implementation for events.


Figure: Profile

My Process Models

The My Process Models panel organizes elements of the model in tree-like structure. It organizes model elements into structured types, data, applications, participants and processes. It displays all the models found in the process-models folder of the Document Repository view in the Administration Perspective in the Infinity Portal. Elements created in diagram automatically appear under the model node. By default, it is expanded.


Figure: My Process Models

The My Process Models panel displays following elements in the tree-like structure:

All the elements are displayed in lexical order.

If there are no models in the repository then a message is displayed as "No Models Found." If there are models in the repository, then the text "Loading.." is displayed till the models are loaded.

Navigation from the My Process Models Panel

Using the following navigation gestures, you can work with elements from the My Process Models panel.

Context Menu

Right-click the element in the My Process Models panel, the context menu for the element gets displayed. Using this menu, you can:

To open the context menu from the My Process Models panel, right-click the element. The context menu for that element gets displayed.


Figure: My Process Models - Context Menu

Click Model Element Node in the Tree

Click the model element node in the tree. The property panel for that view gets displayed. For example, in the Data node of model, if you click on specific data the properties of that data gets displayed. This applies to structured types, data, applications and participants.


Figure: My Process Models - Model Element

Drag and Drop Elements from the Tree

You can drag elements from tree and drop them into process diagram canvas.


Figure: My Process Models - Model Element

My Process Models - Toolbar

The My Process Models toolbar contains the following options:


Figure: My Process Models

Creating a Model

To create a model, click the Create Model icon in the My Process Models toolbar. The model with Structured Type, Data, Applications and Participants node gets created.


Figure: Model 1

Importing a Model

You can import a model using the Import Model icon. For more information, please refer to the section Importing a Model of the chapter Model Operations.

Undo Model Changes

You can revert the last actions performed in the model till last reload. Also, you can perform Undo operation on all the elements included in the model. You can undo:

To revert the last operations, click the Undo icon in the My Process Models panel. When you hover the mouse over the Undo icon, the next action to perform is displayed in the tooltip text.


Figure: Undo

Redo Model Changes

You can restore the last Undo operations, using the Redo icon. When you hover the mouse over the Redo icon, the next action to perform is displayed in the tooltip text.


Figure: Redo

Saving All Models

Click the Save All Models icon in the My Process Models toolbar. The Last Save status message gets displayed above the My Process Models toolbar.


Figure: Last Save

The Save All Models option works the following way:

Note that after the Save All Models action, the Undo and Redo icons become disabled.

Refreshing Models

The refresh models action reloads the models from repository and clears the session log. So any unsaved changes to the model might be lost. We recommend you to save the models before refresh action.

Click the Refresh icon in the My Process Models toolbar.

A confirmation message is displayed that allows the following:


Figure: Refresh Confirmation

Filtering Elements

To filter elements, type name of the element in the provided text box. Matching elements are highlighted.


Figure: Filter Elements