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BPMN Layout

This layout algorithm is a modification of the hierarchical layout tailored for diagrams according to the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). Dedicated symbols for nodes and edges can be found in the section BPMN of the palette.

Layout Mode

The BPMN layout supports the following layout modes:

Full layout
Calculates a new layout from scratch.
Route Selected Edges
Routes only selected edges. The location and size of all nodes in the diagram remains unchanged.
Integrate Selected Elements
Selected nodes or edges will be integrated into the current layout. The existing layout will only be slightly adjusted.
Use Drawing as Sketch
The current drawing will be interpreted as a sketch of the final layout.

Orientation

Specifies the main orientation of the layout.

Automatic
The main orientation will be chosen automatically.
Top to Bottom
The main orientation will be from top to bottom.
Left to Right
The main orientation will be from left to right.

Minimum Node Distance

Determines the minimum distance between two nodes.

Minimum Edge Distance

Determines the minimum distance between two edges.

Minimum Pool Distance

Determines the minimum distance between two pool nodes.

Lane Border Insets

Determines the minimal distance between the border of a swimlane and its containing elements.