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BPMN black box pool

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Hello,

how to create a black box pool in BPMN, a pool without any detail, where message flows can start and end, like in the image below? The "Seller" pool is a black box. I could not find a way to attach message flow arrows directly to a pool.


black box

Kind regards, Jan

asked Jan 21, 2013 in Help by anonymous

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Well, for your "Seller" node you could use a simple rectangular node from the "Shape Nodes" palette section and edge creation (the formal term for "attaching message flow arrows") would work as usual.

That said, for all types of groups nodes (i.e. groups, pools, tables, and swimlanes) edge creation works by starting the mouse drag gesture inside the node but near its border - specifically within 10 space units of its border. (Space units means its 10 pixel at zoom 1.0, 20 pixel at zoom 2.0, 30 pixel at zoom 3.0, etc.) Similarly, to end an edge at a group node, you need to release/click the mouse inside the node but within 10 space units of its border.

Edge creation works slightly differently for group nodes to be able to differentiate an edge creation gesture from e.g. a mouse drag gesture that should start marquee selection inside the group.
answered Jan 22, 2013 by thomas.behr [yWorks] (125,630 points)
Thanks. Works perfectly!
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