Work with modeling conventions
The functions available to you depend on your license.
Modeling conventions make it easier to use a consistent modeling style.
A modeling convention consists of modeling guidelines regarding notation set, labeling, process structure and diagram layout
With modeling convention checks, you can find out if a diagram violates these guidelines. You can run a check while modeling or when you save a diagram. Additionally, you can create a modeling conventions report after a check that contains an summary of the errors. Modeling conventions can be defined by your workspace administrator.
To run the check, you have several options:
Click in the editor toolbar and select the convention.
Depending on your workspace settings, a prompt for a check when saving a diagram can be integrated. In this case, click in the save dialog.
Select Help > Modeling Conventions in the menu of the explorer.
Elements which violate conventions are flagged with an exclamation mark. To view a short info about the violation, hover over the exclamation mark. Additionally, the information is summarized in a table below the process diagram.
In the table, click the element to view it in the diagram. If available, click the link icon for more information about a guideline.
Modeling conventions report
You can create a modeling convention report for one or multiple diagrams in the explorer. The report contains a summary of violations of modeling conventions and is generated as an XLSX file.
To create a report, follow these steps:
Select Reporting > Modeling Conventions in the explorer.
Select the diagrams and modeling conventions you want to include.
Click Start analysis.
An XLSX file is generated.
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