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Below you can find tips and tricks for modeling with BPMN models.

Turn a task into a sub-process

You can turn a task into a sub-process by collapsing a task in a process diagram. Right-click the task and click Collapse. The task changes into a sub-process.

Turn a task into a call activity

You can turn a task into a call activity by dragging a process diagram onto a task. Select a process diagram in the model browser, drag it onto a task in another open process diagram and drop it. The task changes into a call activity.

Turn a global task into a call activity

You can turn a global task into a call activity by dragging a global task onto an open process diagram. Select a global task in the model browser, drag it onto an open process diagram and drop it. In the process diagram a call activity is created based on the dragged global task. The original global task is preserved.

Turn a process diagram into a call activity

You can create a call activity by dragging a process diagram onto another process diagram. Select a process diagram in the model browser, drag it onto another open process diagram, and drop it. In the process diagram a call activity is created based on the dragged process diagram. The original process diagram is preserved.

Turn a resource role into a lane

You can create a lane by dragging a resource role onto a process diagram. Select a resource role in the model browser, drag it onto an open process diagram and drop it. In the process diagram a lane is created based on the dragged resource role. The original resource role is preserved.

Turn a collaboration into a pool

You can create a pool by dragging a collaboration diagram onto another collaboration diagram. Select a collaboration diagram in the model browser, drag it onto another open collaboration diagram and drop it. In the collaboration diagram a pool is created that is linked to that collaboration. The original collaboration is preserved. The collaboration's contents is not shown inside the pool, it remains a black box pool.