Problem with bpmn-js in Express


I have problem!
I create Web Application NodeJS + Express.
C:\Users\SChaikovskiy>npm install express-generator -g
C:\Projects>express -v ejs -c sass CamundaModelerJS
create page for modeler: modeler.ejs and try add modeler.

  1. If i add “import BpmnModeler from ‘bpmn-js/lib/Modeler’;” in page(modeler.ejs) then
    code of page below:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Дизайнер процесса</title>

    <script src="//"></script>


    <!-- example styles -->
        html, body, #canvas {
            height: 100%;
            padding: 0;
            margin: 0;
        .diagram-note {
            background-color: rgba(66, 180, 21, 0.7);
            color: White;
            border-radius: 5px;
            font-family: Arial;
            font-size: 12px;
            padding: 5px;
            min-height: 16px;
            width: 50px;
            text-align: center;
        .needs-discussion:not(.djs-connection) .djs-visual > :nth-child(1) {
            stroke: rgba(66, 180, 21, 0.7) !important; /* color elements as red */
        #save-button {
            position: fixed;
            bottom: 20px;
            left: 20px;


<div id="canvas"></div>

<button id="save-button">Сохранить</button>

    var diagramUrl = 'http://localhost:8080/rest/engine/default/process-definition/key/LandCoordinationProcess/xml';
    import BpmnModeler from 'bpmn-js/lib/Modeler';
    var bpmnModeler = new BpmnModeler({
        container: '#canvas',
        keyboard: {
            bindTo: window

     * Save diagram contents and print them to the console.
    function exportDiagram() {
        bpmnModeler.saveXML({ format: true }, function(err, xml) {
            if (err) {
                return console.error('could not save BPMN 2.0 diagram', err);

            console.log('DIAGRAM', xml);

                type: "POST",
                url: 'http://localhost:8080/SaveBPMModel',
                data: {
                    strXml: xml,
                success: function (data) {




    $.get(diagramUrl, function(bpmnXML) {
        bpmnModeler.importXML(bpmnXML.bpmn20Xml, function(err) {
            if (err) {
                return console.error('could not import BPMN 2.0 diagram', err);

            var canvas = bpmnModeler.get('canvas');





  1. if add import in modeler.js(router), error in start
    C:\Projects\CamundaModelerJS>npm start

camundamodelerjs@0.0.0 start C:\Projects\CamundaModelerJS
node ./bin/www

import bpmnModeler from ‘bpmn-js/lib/Modeler’;

SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier
at new Script (vm.js:84:7)
at createScript (vm.js:264:10)
at Object.runInThisContext (vm.js:312:10)
at Module._compile (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:694:28)
at Object.Module._extensions…js (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:745:10)
at Module.load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:626:32)
at tryModuleLoad (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:566:12)
at Function.Module._load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:558:3)
at Module.require (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:663:17)
at require (internal/modules/cjs/helpers.js:20:18)
npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! camundamodelerjs@0.0.0 start: node ./bin/www
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the camundamodelerjs@0.0.0 start script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! C:\Users\SChaikovskiy\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache_logs\2019-04-03T08_04_19_219Z-debug.log


var express = require('express');

var router = express.Router();

//var BpmnModeler = require('bpmn-js/lib/Modeler');

/* GET modeler page. */

router.get('/', function(req, res, next) {

import bpmnModeler from 'bpmn-js/lib/Modeler';

res.render('modeler', { title: 'Express' });


module.exports = router;
  1. OR


Hi @11110,
the error occurs because you use es6 modules inside your application. You will need to use babel or something else to enable it. Furthermore, see this example for possible guidance.

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