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Camunda Modeler 1.0 released

Written by Vladimirs Katusenoks on , under Modeling category.

We are happy to announce version 1.0 of the Camunda Modeler!

This release contains many new features and stability fixes that significantly improve the modeling experience. Working with large diagrams should be a lot faster due to features like copy and paste, searching and custom element templates. In addition to that, we are introducing CMMN support in the Modeler.

Download the new version from camunda.org.

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Camunda Modeler 1.0

New Features

We wanted to make the modeling experience as simple as possible for both the new and “power” users. Below are some of the major features we worked on for the release.

CMMN - Case Management Model and Notation

Camunda Modeler received initial support for working with CMMN diagrams. Now it is possible to create and modify CMMN diagrams using similar tools to BPMN editing. The XML tab is also available for more insights into the diagram structure. Learn more about modeling CMMN with the Camunda Modeler.

Camunda Modeler Screenshot

CMMN diagram support

Custom Element Templates

You can now extend the modeler with custom tasks or other elements through element templates. These templates provide custom controls, validation and technical binding to the modeler.

Camunda Modeler Screenshot

Mail task custom template

Find out more in our introductory blog post on the topic or the Modeler Documentation.

Search provides a quick way of finding, navigating and selecting elements based on their ID and name. Properties of pre-selected result are displayed in the properties panel. Hitting ENTER selects the result elements and with a quick press of E the name can be edited.

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Search, select and edit

Copy/Paste

Ever wanted to simply copy part of the diagram and use it somewhere else? Now you can! Simply select the elements you want copied and paste them using the context menu (right-click) or keyboard shortcuts. The new elements will be pasted under the mouse cursor. It is also possible to copy/paste elements across all open tabs.

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Copy and paste elements from one diagram to another

Canvas Auto-Scrolling while dragging

Dragging near diagram borders now moves the canvas in that direction. That allows to easily reach the desired position without interruptions.

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Auto-scrolling of canvas

Global Connect Tool

The palette got a new tool that allows connecting distant elements with a few clicks. The tool is available at any zoom level and could be used with auto-scrolling as well.

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Using global connect tool

Other Improvements

There are several other improvements incorporated in the release:

  • Palette auto-collapse on smaller screens
  • Correctly zoom/move the canvas while dragging elements or using modeling tools
  • Improved behavior of the space tool for removing space
  • Morphing behavior fixes
  • Combining incoming & outgoing sequence flows when deleting elements

Documentation

You can take a look at our new documentation section at Camunda Docs.

What’s next

The focus for the next release is on improving integration of CMMN. A minimap and improved label editing are also in the pipeline.

We would love to hear your feedback. You can reach us at the Camunda forum.