Configure general software settings

To configure the general settings for all modelers, open the explorer and click Setup > Edit general configurations.

Explorer settings

Name of this workspace

Sets the name that shows up in the workspace selection for users who are members of multiple workspaces. By default, the name is the name of the organization you entered when registering the workspace, plus workspace owner's full name in parentheses.

Organization owning this workspace

Sets the name of your organization, which is displayed in diagrams you create with QuickModel and in most reports.

Enable private folder 'My documents' for every user If you enable a private My documents folder, any content in this folder can only be accessed by the user owning the folder. This folder can't be accessed by any other user on the system, not even administrators.


Defines the default currency used in the simulation tool and in different reports.

Automatic subscription

Lets you define whether and when commentators' email addresses should be added to an email subscription that informs them about changes in the corresponding documents.

Table columns

Defines what information the Explorer's list view is displaying. More detailed instructions are available under Working with folders and diagrams.

Editor settings

Color palette
Enables you to customize the colors of the color palette that is accessible in the Editor. To adjust a color, overwrite one of the default hexadecimal values in the palette and press enter to see the color preview change.
Enforcing matching dictionary item types
By default, mappings between BPMN elements and Dictionary category entries are enforced, as recommended by BPMN. When this check box is enabled, the following BPMN element types only references Dictionary entries in the corresponding categories:
IT system elements reference entries in the IT Systems category
Data object elements reference entries in the Documents category
Task elements reference entries in the Activities category
Pool/Lane elements reference entries in the Organizational Units or IT Systems categories.
This preselection keeps Dictionary entry references consistent and prevents an unsuitable usage of Dictionary entry references. However, this restriction can be disabled by clearing the Enforce matching dictionary item types check box.

Help settings

Here, you can enable a set of help options that show news and tips about our software and link to further information about Business Process and Business Decision Management.

By default, all options are activated. You can also define custom help options that can for example link to sites in your intranet. You can define these settings separately for the explorer and SAP Signavio Process Collaboration Hub.

General settings

Enable the upload of documents/pictures
Enable this option to allow users to upload documents and pictures.
Enable content subscriptions
Enable this option to allow users to subscribe to content such as process models. If a user subscribes to content, the user receives email notifications on changes. When you disable this option, user can't subscribe to workspace content. For already existing subscriptions, email notifications are no longer sent.