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.
Requirements for model
- Minimal version: MS Visio 2013
- File format: vsdx, vsdm
- Shapes: EPC Diagram Shapes
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 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 Visio to EPC-like notation of the service.
The following table shows all of an element transformation rules.
|Visio Element||BP Simulator Element||Comment|
|-||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.