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Folders: organizing your model

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Folders: organizing your model

Overview

When managing large numbers of diagrams Bizagi Modeler allows to search, view and organize your cloud diagrams into folders for the best control and hierarchy diagramming.

Folders are enabled as soon as a model is uploaded to Modeler Services. Folders can be created, deleted, moved or renamed at anytime. You can create folders within folders for as many levels as needed.

 

Creating a Folder

Modifying a folder

Deleting a folder

Moving diagrams and folders within the model

Folder navigation

 

An example of hierarchy using folders is displayed in the following article: Model organization example.

 

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Bear in mind that:

Folders are created inside models.

Folders can only be created as long as the model is stored in Modeler Services repository. When downloaded to work on-premise, the model will delete the folders and every diagram will be at the same level.

By default, when a model is uploaded to the Modeler Services repository, every diagram will be stored within a default folder called Processes.

 

Creating a Folder

To create a folder move to the Diagrams general view.

 

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Select the dark gray plus icon located on the bottom-right of Bizagi Modeler.

 

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Once hovered, the icon will display the option to add a new folder.

 

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Give a name to the folder and select Create.

 

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Once created, the folder will be displayed above all diagrams in the same level of hierarchy.

 

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Another way to create a folder is through the Move to window.

 

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Select Create folder and give the folder a name.

 

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Click Create to confirm the folder creation.

 

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Bear in mind that:

These folders must have different names within the same parent folder. Therefore, it is not possible to have two folders with the same name in the same hierarchical level.

Folders can only be created as long as the model is stored in Modeler Services repository. When downloaded to work on-premise, the model will delete the folders and every diagram will be at the same level.

 

Modifying a folder

To modify a folder's name click the three dots menu (three_dots_menu) beside the folder and select the Rename option.

 

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Then, modify the name.

 

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Once finished, click Save to make changes.

 

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Renaming a folder is not possible when a diagram is checked out by any user.

 

Deleting a folder

Any folder can be deleted, as long as it does not contain other folders or diagrams.

A folder can be deleted through a simple click, locating the three dots menu (three_dots_menu) beside the folder and selecting the Delete option.

 

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Then, click Delete from the modal window displayed.

 

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Moving diagrams and folders within the model

A folder or diagram can be moved locating the three dots menu (three_dots_menu) beside it and selecting the Move to option.

 

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Then, select the new parent folder and click Move.

 

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Folder navigation

Every folder has a breadcrumb navigation at the top allowing you to navigate through the folder path. To switch the currently open folder just click the name of one of the parent folders in the breadcrumb navigation menu.

 

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Bear in mind that the path shown is actually a hierarchy so, in this example, it looks like this:

 

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Search diagrams

In order to search any diagram or folder, type the name (or a part of it) and press enter. This will return any matching result, whether folder or diagram. This search feature seeks for matches in both, name and description.

 

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When a result is a diagram, it is possible to directly open its parent folder, by clicking the link after In:.

 

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It is possible to search for more than two words at the same time. The results will display what matches both strings.

The search feature is only available when the model is stored in the Modeler Services repository.

Enterprise plans use Advanced search.