Alignment features between processes

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Alignment features between processes

Overview

When modeling interaction between Processes, Bizagi provides smart-align options for both the new Pools and Message Flows between them.

 

New Pools alignment

Recall that as soon as you open the Modeler a Pool will be ready for you to start diagramming.

 
When including a new Pool into a diagram, using smart alignment will line up the Pools to each other (left vertically alignment).

To use this feature, make sure you drag the new Pool to the existing Pool's left start point (vertically near).

 

Bizagi will highlight both Pools to indicate that you may drop the new one at this location and allow auto-alignment.

 

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Message Flows alignment

When using Message Flows to model the interaction between Processes, smart alignment will show flows emanating from a straight line parallel or vertical to the element.

 

To use this feature, ensure your Task or Event being connected to the Message Flow is placed close enough to allow for a straight line.

 

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In this way, Bizagi will automatically align the Task or Event.

 

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Note that this feature applies for Message Flows connected to Tasks or Events, and at least to one of their two endpoints (e.g Message Flows with the following related elements: Task-Task, Event-Event, Task-Event, Pool-Task, Pool-Event).

 

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