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Table 7 lists the components and commands available in the Business Process Modeler toolbar.
Table 7. Toolbar Components and Commands in Business Process Modeler
Component Name
Icon / Shortcut
File > New
Select Process Model, Web application, or Simulation Project option to open the appropriate wizard to create the project (as discussed in Developing Business Process Modeler projects).
You can also launch the wizard for Process Model by clicking Process Model () icon or the Simulation Project wizard by clicking Create new simulation project () icon.
File > Open
Opens the Open File dialog box, where you can locate and open an existing process template.
Ctrl + W
File > Close
Closes the current process template.
Close All
File > Close All
Closes all process templates.
Import Projects into Workspace
File > Import Projects into Workspace
Imports projects from previous Business Process Modeler releases into the current release.
Ctrl + S
File > Save
Saves the process template currently in the Content pane, in the ProcessModeler\workspace\<Application>\processtemplates folder.
Save As
File > Save As
Saves process templates in a format you specify.
Save to Repository
File > Save to Repository
Saves the current process to a repository.
Save Project to Repository
File > Save Project to Repository
Saves the project to a repository.
Save All
File > Save All
Saves all process templates in Business Process Modeler.
Ctrl + P
File > Print
Displays the Print Preview mode (see Printing the process template) and the Print dialog box, enabling you to print a process template, and define its printing properties. Printing multiple pages is supported only when using JDK 1.2 or later.
Alt + Enter
File > Properties
Opens the Process Properties dialog box for the process template.
Ctrl + Z
Edit > Undo
Undoes or recreates the last action performed in the Content pane, up to 100 operations. Supports lane, shape, connector, and cut/copy/paste operations, as well as Align, Space, and Collapse operations.
Note: All other actions (for example, entering process property information in Process Properties dialog boxes) cannot be undone. If an operation that cannot be undone is performed, then the undo queue is cleared and the previous operations cannot be undone.
Ctrl + Y
Edit > Redo
Ctrl + X
Edit > Cut
Cuts a selected item from Business Process Modeler clipboard. Applies to diagram objects only.
Ctrl + C
Edit > Copy
Copies a selected item to Business Process Modeler clipboard. Applies to diagram objects only.
Ctrl + V
Edit > Paste
Pastes the clipboard items into Business Process Modeler Content pane. Applies to diagram objects only.
Select All
Ctrl + A
Edit > Select All
Selects all workstep items in Business Process Modeler Content pane.
Show views
Ctrl + T
View > Project Explorer
Shows/hides the Project explorer view, the Properties view, the Problems view, the Repository Browser; and the Outline view; or restores the Default view.
Ctrl + I
View > Properties
Ctrl + L
View > Problems
Ctrl + R
View > Repository Browser
Ctrl + O
View > Outline
View > Restore Default View
Tools > Users
Enables you to add and manage users, groups, and queues.
Tools > Calendars
Enables you to define an organization-level calendar.
Business Objects
Tools > Business Objects
Enables you to create a new business object, or import, export, modify, or remove an existing business object.
Help > Help Contents
Launches the online help system, which assists you with application development in Business Process Modeler.