Import of models in BPMN notation
Bpsimulator.com service provides the ability to upload business process models created in other applications. This compatibility provided by support BPMN modeling notation with BPMN 2.0 specification. Below is an example of one business process models in different services (bpmn.io and bpsimulator.com) and in different notations (BPMN and EPC-like).
You can import any model in a XML-format, created in accordance with the requirements of Process Modeling Conformance of BPMN 2.0 specification. The service supports only import a Process diagram objects.
Import of model
Starting from an XML-import file is possible in several ways, depending on the method of file storage.
Import local file
The menu item "Open" for call Select file window is located at the Model section of Control Panel.
Import file from a cloud storage
To import a file that is available to open when Google Drive™ need to select the menu item "Open with" and select item "BP Simulator" in the context menu of the file in a web interface of the service. If the menu item "BP Simulator" is not listed, an application "Business Process Simulator" you need to find and to connect in the menu item "Connect more apps" in the Business Tools section of the app catalog.
Import model after selecting a file is done automatically. At the end of imports, with no read errors, the model appears in the workspace and is ready to work in the service.
Rules of transformation
When you import a model automatically converting elements from BPMN notation in EPC-like notation of the service. The following table shows all of an element transformation rules.
|Element BPMN||Element bpsimulator.com||Comment|
|Start Event||Task Generator|
|End Event||Check Point|
|-||Converted to execution or distribution rules in upcoming or follow functions of the process|
|Function||Abstract functions with zero duration|
An elements of BPMN model not listed in the table are ignored. To add support for artifacts or expanding the specifications please contact to our technical support.