In addition to the palette the Process Development perspective provides speed buttons for quick and easy modeling. The speed buttons are around pools and flow objects.
Speed Buttons for a Pool
The following picture shows the active pool for a Leaving Request Approval process with two lanes for two process participants, Employee and Manager , and the speed buttons for actions on the pool.
How to use the pool speed buttons?
Click the speed button and the assigned action is promptly executed.
In addition to the explained speed buttons above, there is a waste bin speed button that deletes the pool with all lanes and flow objects in it.
Clicking the waste bin speed button, the pool is promptly deleted without a request for confirmation.
Speed Buttons for Flow Objects
In the following picture you see a start event with the speed buttons around.
In addition to the explained speed buttons above, there is a waste bin speed button that deletes the corresponding flow object or artifact with its connections.
Clicking the waste bin speed button, the corresponding flow object or artifact is promptly deleted without a request for confirmation.
How to use the flow object speed buttons?
You can use the speed buttons around a flow object in two different ways:
Click on the speed button to open the menu. Select the kind of activity/gateway/event/artifact you want to create. The new flow object is placed horizontally centered.
Drag & drop the speed button to the area in the pool where you want to place the new flow object. In the menu, select the activity/gateway/event/artifact you want to create.
There is no menu for the connection and the waste bin. The correct connection between objects is automatically created.
While you are creating an activity, a gateway, an event or an artifact the correct connection is automatically added. For example, you create a connection between a start event and a data object, then a data flow connection is automatically created. If you create a connection between a start event and a human activity, a sequence flow connection is created and between the start event and an annotation an association connection is created. For more information about connections, see Connections .
You cannot create activities, gateways, events, connections and data objects outside of the pool. Annotations can be placed also outside of the pool.