Business Process Simulation Modeling Service

Import Visio Diagram


The BP Simulator service allows you to import a flow diagrams of business processes modeled by use of Microsoft Visio software. Below is an example of the same model in the MS Visio and BP Simulator.

Example of Visio EPC Diagram
Example of Visio EPC Diagram
Example of BP Simulator process
Example of BP Simulator process model

Requirements for model

Import of Diagram

Starting import from *.vsdx or *.vsdm 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 a local file

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 file from cloud storage

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 Visio to EPC-like notation of the service.

EPC Diagram Shapes

The following table shows all of an element transformation rules.

Visio Element BP Simulator Element Comment
Function Function
Process path
Main process
Enterprise area
Process group
Event Event
Organizational unit Executer
Information/ Material Resource
- Converted to execution or distribution rules in upcoming or follow functions of the process

An elements of Visio Diagram not listed in the table are ignored. To expanding the specifications please contact to our technical support.