The following step will show you how to create the document and setup your workspace
1. From the Visio File Menu Select “Flowchart”.
2. Select “BPMN Diagram”.
3. From the BPMN Basic Shapes, drag a “Start Event” shape onto the page.
4. “Right click” on the “Start Event” shape and click on “BPMN Attributes” as shown below.
5. Position the “Shape Data” window as shown in the example below.
When you “click” on the “Check Diagram” in the menu, all the pages in your document are validated against the “built-in” BPMN Validation Rules.
If the “Issues Window” item is checked, you will see the”Issues Window” as show in the sample below.
If the diagram fails validation you are presented with the error information as shown in the sample below
“Double Clicking” on the line will highlight the where the issue occurs within the diagram.
If you select a shape on your drawing and then “click” on the “Link to Existing” menu item, you are presented with a drop down menu as show below.
Pages in this Document
You can create a “hyperlink” from the selected shape to any page within the document.
If you select “Browse to Other Document”, you can also create a “hyperlink” to any file type this can be an Excel Mapping document, Message Schema, Message sample, Business Rule Document, etc.
If you select a “Sub-Process” shape in the diagram and select “Create New” in the menu, a new diagram page is created. The page is named from the shape.
A hyperlink is created from the selected shape to the new page.
If you select a group of elements on a page and select “Create from Selection”, this will create a new “Sub-process” Page. A new shape is added to replace the shapes moved to the new page.The page name is not labeled for the sub-process.
An example of the shape is shown below.
Sub-process link shape