How to draw dash-dotted frame for a group artifact? Following your reference document, It seems to be already implemented. But how to use. F.e., i want to group three tasks from different lanes.
we have something called multi select and lasso tool which do this dashed frame around the elements. What do you want to achieve with it ?
see the reference
in the section “Artifacts” the “group” element. This is mentioned to be supported in Version 7.4 but i dont know how to activate this tool. I want to draw a lasso around certain objects and after that they are surrounded with the dashed-dotted line.
Does anybody know how to proceed?
Greetings an thx alex
bpmn-js does not yet support modeling of groups, but we will add that in the future.
Here is the issue: https://github.com/bpmn-io/bpmn-js/issues/343
Concerning the docs section of 7.4 which you are referencing, the situation is as follows.
Groups do not have any execution semantics, so the yellow (=supported) indication is misleading indeed. This refers to the engine being able to deploy models that contain groups. Based on your feedback I would consider changing the docs.
I hope that helps to clarify. Otherwise, please let us know.
Thank you Robert for your clarification.
I will mark this topic as solved, but I can’t find the solved-marker anyway.
Best for the team.
Actually this topic is not solved. Even though BPMN “groups” don’t have execution semantics, they have a lot of useful use cases (attaching somewhat “more global” annotations, highlighting loose process “phases”, referring to cross-cutting, loosely coupled docs or other models, etc) and I am asked/pressed about it by quite a few prospective users in training classes (yesterday again). In general I believe you should polish and finish BPMN support in the modeler. I miss the “message” symbols attachable to message flows since a looong time. They should be simple to add and are helpful for readability. All the best! Martin.
Agree with zou and I am looking forward to the implementation of group artifacts!