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Camunda Modeler v0.5.0 released

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on , under Modeling category.

Today we’re releasing a new version of the Camunda Modeler. It brings full support for editing Camunda properties via the properties panel and fixes numerous bugs.

Download the new version from camunda.org.

New Features

With this version of the modeler you are able to maintain all Camunda properties via the properties panel. Some highlights are support for form data, input/output mappings and connectors.

Configure Form Data

Configure form fields to be used with generated task forms. This includes validation and constraints.

Configure generated task form fields

The Forms tab.

Edit Input/Output Mappings

Create and modify input/output mappings for service tasks, call activities and connectors.

Modify input/output mappings for service tasks, call activities and connectors

The Input/Output tab.

Maintain Connector details

Assign a connector as the implementation type to service task like elements. A special connector tab will allow you to specify its id and input/output mappings.

Edit connectors

Validation built in.

Usability Improvements

Along with these features we improved the overall look and feel of the properties panel. With this release we ship better tabbing, validation as well as undo/redo improvements and straight forward name editing for all diagram elements.

Scrollable Property Tabs

Tabs in the properties panel can now be scrolled with the mouse wheel. When overflowing a simple scroll indicator allows you to change between tabs, too.

Improved tabbing

Tab navigation improved.

Properties panel resizing did not make it into this Camunda Modeler release. We are going to ship ith with the [next release](https://github.com/camunda/camunda-modeler/milestones/003%20-%20Advanced%20Modeling%20(XML,%20Image,%20Custom%20Tasks)), promised!

Better Name Editing

With the new version of the modeler you can edit every elements name directly in the properties panel. This means less context switching when working on technical details.

Edit name directly in properties panel

Simple name editing.

Validation and Undo/Redo Improvements

The properties panel should feel more natural when using undo/redo. In addition we added and reworked the validation in the panel.

Read about all properties panel related improvements on the bpmn.io blog and tell us if you spotted something unexpected.

What’s next

We got the [next modeler release](https://github.com/camunda/camunda-modeler/milestones/003%20-%20Advanced%20Modeling%20(XML,%20Image,%20Custom%20Tasks)) already in the pipeline. There we are focusing on more general improvements such as image export, XML editing and properties resizing. Stay tuned for more!