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If you have Submit or higher permission on a repository folder, you can create a new diagram in the repository.


  1. Navigate to the repository location where you want to create the diagram, click the Diagrams facet, and then click the + tile (or click the menu button and select Create Diagram).
    Note You must have at least Submit permission (see Granting Access Permissions on Repository Items) for the location where you want to create the diagram to have these options available. If they are not visible to you, contact your administrator.
  2. Enter a name for the diagram, and select the type of diagram to create:
    • BPMN 2.0 Descriptive - Commonly used by process owners, BPMN 2.0 Descriptive is aimed at business users and contains a subset of the BPMN 2.0 objects suitable for business process design and analysis. See BPMN 2.0 Descriptive.
    • BPMN 2.0 Executable - Commonly used by process implementers, BPMN 2.0 Executable includes all the standard BPMN 2.0 objects, and is aimed at technical modelers and those who are reverse-engineering from SAP BPM or Eclipse BPMN2 Modeler. See BPMN 2.0 Executable.
    • Process Map - A process map provides a graphical view of your business architecture, and helps you identify your business functions and high-level processes, independent of the people and business units who fulfill them. See Process Maps.
  3. Click Create to create your diagram and open it in the Diagram Editor. Use the tools in the bottom toolbar to draw your diagram (see Editing Diagrams).
  4. Click Save at any time to save the current state of your diagram. After saving you can navigate away from or close the window. Your draft diagram will not be available to other users, but is accessible to you in the My Draft Diagrams section of your workspace (see The Workspace).
  5. [optional] Invite other users to comment on your diagram before publication (see Commenting on Diagrams).
  6. [optional] To verify that the diagram conforms with the appropriate modeling rules, click the Verify button at the bottom right of the window (see Verifying Diagrams).
  7. When your diagram is complete, click the Publish tool to publish your diagram or to submit it for review before publication (see Publishing Diagrams).