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Create Business Process Diagram using Open API

Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) is a standard to model and visualize the business workflow. In Visual Paradigm user can model the business workflow with BPMN using Business Process Diagram. In this article we will show you how to create Business Process Diagram with BPMN using Open API.

Sample Business Process Diagram

This is the Business Process Diagram we going to create. It consist of pools, lanes, task, sub-process, start and end events, as well as sequence and message flows. Read more

Generate Document for each Business Process Diagram in Project using Open API

Doc. Composer is a build-in document builder in Visual Paradigm which allows user create professional looks document with fully customizable XML templates. With the Build from Scratch mode user can create customized XML template and drag & drop it into document editor for rendering documents. This process can be automated using Open API. In this document we will demonstrate how create plugin to automatic publish all business process diagrams in your project to Word document using your specified XML template. Read more

Create Glossary Grid with Open API

Defining glossary help your team to understand the software without ambiguity. In Visual Paradigm you can define glossary terms for explaining your models. The glossary terms can be explained by textual description, categorized by labels, and link up the meaning with similar terms using alias. Glossary can be created via the user interface or programmatically with Open API. In this article we will teach you how to create glossary grid using Open API. Read more

Create Model Transitor using Open API

Model Transitor is a feature that allows to create ‘transit’ relationships within your Visual Paradigm models, which can be a useful reference in identifying the cause of design changes in the future. The Model Transitor can be generated programmatically using Open API. In this article we will teach you how to create Model Transitor using Open API. Read more

Changing connector styles using Open API

Visual Paradigm support diagramming with various connector styles. In this article we will show you how to change the style of a connector using Open API. We will use class diagram and association as example to demonstrate how to change the connector style. Read more

Layout diagram using Open API

Visual Paradigm bundled with auto-layout engine which help user to perform auto layout to their diagrams. The auto-layout can triggered via user interface as well as via Open API. In this article we will teach you how to layout your diagram via Open API. Read more

Changing Background Color of Class Attributes using Open API

In class diagram the background color can apply to the entire class, or apply to individual class member. In this article we will demonstrate how to control the background color setting of class attributes in your activate diagram using Visual Paradigm Open API. Read more

Create SysML Internal Block Diagram using Open API

The SysML internal block diagram use to model the decomposition of a block or its internal structure. In internal block diagram a block can be decompose into parts or subsystems. This article will show you how to create internal block diagram using Open API.

This is the internal block diagram we are going to create. Read more

Replace Model Element with Open API

In Visual Paradigm the models you created are in repository basis, where a single model element can appear on multiple diagrams, or even multiple occurrence in a single diagram. Each occurrence (we call the view) on diagram is a visual presentation of the model element. In some case you might want to change the underlying model element of a view to another model element without affecting the diagram. In this article we will show you how to change the underlying model element of a view using Open API. Read more

Create Generalization Set using Open API

tomcat-thumbThe generalization set defines a set of generalization relationship that describe how the superclass may be divided by a set of subclasses. The generalization defined in the set can group together in diagram for better presentation of the model. The generalization set can defined via the GUI on diagram or using Open API. In this article you will learn how to create generalization set using Open API in Visual Paradigm. Read more