Basic functionality

Diagram navigation

You can switch between diagrams by using the navigation bar on the left.

Hub users without a modeling license only see folders, which contain diagrams that are shared with them.

Search function

You can also search for published diagrams, files and dictionary entries using the Search:

The full text search.
The full text search.

An initially executed search takes only the titles of diagrams, folders and dictionary entry, as well as the titles of uploaded files into account. If you use the advanced search function, also the attributes you specified are screened.

If you use the advanced search function, also the attributes you specified are screened. Also, only the advanced search function supports queries with incomplete words (for example requirement when searching for quirement).

Keep in mind, that when searching for dictionary entries the models using a specific entry are not listed in the search results. To get these models, you can click on the corresponding dictionary entry and all the models that contain the entry are displayed.

To gain accurate search results as quickly as possible, enter specific keywords and not whole sentences into the search function. If you are searching for multiple words that should be an exact match, put the term in quotes (for example: "enterprise resource planning system" ).

Advanced search

If you want to obtain more precise search results, you can use the advanced search function. Here, you can specify attribute types in addition to a search term. The search will then consider the selected search criteria.

Possible attribute types are:

  • Boolean
  • drop down list
  • single-line text
  • multi-line text
  • dictionary link.

You can only select attributes that have been configured as visible in the configuration dialog.

After you have executed a search, you can click the Share-Icon to access a link that allows you to share the search results with colleagues.

Sharing search results.
Sharing search results.

Viewing dictionary entries

You can select dictionary entries from the tree view on the left:

Select a dictionary entry.

Click the dictionary entry to display it. At Linking Diagrams, you can display all diagrams referencing the dictionary entry:

Navigate to a linking diagram.
Navigate to a linking diagram.

From the Process Attributes tab, you can easily navigate to related objects, for example to dictionary entries about roles involved or to a diagram up the hierarchy pyramid:

Navigate to the parent diagram in the hierarchy pyramid.
Navigate to the parent diagram in the hierarchy pyramid.

The Diagram view allows viewing linked diagrams as well. Within a diagram, those links are symbolized by a little + or linking intermediate events. Clicking such a link opens the diagram in the SAP Signavio Process Collaboration Hub view.

Switching languages

Diagrams can be available in several languages that are well defined for a workspace. While creating a diagram, it can be translated into those languages which will also be available in SAP Signavio Process Collaboration Hub.

It is possible to switch between languages through the desired language from the drop-down list in the toolbar:

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The view will be refreshed and the diagram will appear in the desired language. If possible, SAP Signavio Process Collaboration Hub language will be adapted, too, i.e. descriptions will be displayed in the target language.

Some diagrams may not be fully translated into the desired language. Elements that were not translated will be displayed in the diagram's default language.


In case a diagram does not fit on the screen, the zoom slider in the upper left corner allows you to change the zoom level.

The zoom slider
The zoom slider


Just like you know it from PDF viewers or from Google Maps, you can click and drag the diagram.

Default and Compact views

Furthermore, you can change between different views of the diagram.

The Default view displays all diagram elements, whereas the Compact view hides IT-systems, data objects and text annotations.

Switch to a view through clicking the respective button in the upper right corner over the diagram canvas:

Switch to the 'Compact' view.
Switch to the 'Compact' view.


To print the diagram click the Printer button in the upper right corner of SAP Signavio Process Collaboration Hub.

Print a diagram.
Print a diagram.

Additional information about printing diagrams to PDF documents can be found in the chapter Export a diagram as PDF.