Completing diagram data with QuickModel

QuickModel cannot only be used to capture processes. The table view also allows getting a quick overview of all the process information.

  • You can add key process indicators (KPIs) very quickly due to the table view.
  • New custom attributes can be created immediately by adding a new column to the Activities table.
  • Process diagram information can be checked for completeness very easily.

Opening an existing diagram with QuickModel

There are different ways to display a diagram with QuickModel:

  • You are in the Signavio Explorer. Select the diagram and select Edit QuickModel from the Edit menu:
Open a digaram in QuickModel from the Explorer.

Open a digaram in QuickModel from the Explorer.

  • You already opened the diagram in the Editor. There is a toggle button in the top right corner that allows switching to the QuickModel view instantly:
Switch from the Editor to QuickModel.

Switch from the Editor to QuickModel.

Simply click Graphical Editor and select QuickModel in the top right drop-down menu.

Important

When switching views, unsaved changes have to be saved first. If you have unsaved changes that you want to discard, close the Editor without saving and open the diagram in QuickModel from the Explorer.

Using that menu you can easily toggle between the Editor and QuickModel.

Completing diagram information

To learn how to use the QuickModel application’s basic functions, please go to Capturing processes with QuickModel.

Hint

Some diagrams contain non-linear processes, for example decisions or parallel workflows (gateways) or multilevel roles. You can open these diagrams in QuickModel to edit and complete those diagrams but it is not possible to edit them structurally, for example to add or remove tasks or roles. These buttons appear grayed. Columns that are not editable are marked with a star symbol.

If you edited a diagram in the Editor before, some attributes may be 'read only' in QuickModel.

If you edited a diagram in the Editor before, some attributes may be ‘read only’ in QuickModel.

Show or hide (custom) attributes

Usually, the main attributes are displayed in the activities area, but you can easily add or hide columns that contain (custom) attributes.

  • Click the tool symbol on the top right of the activities list:

    Open the attribute display settings.

    Open the attribute display settings.

  • A dialog will appear that allows you to choose the attributes to be displayed in the table:

    Configure the attributes that are displayed in QuickModel for this diagram.

    Configure the attributes that are displayed in QuickModel for this diagram.

Hint

QuickModel allows editing activities as well as linked subprocesses. The section custom attributes allows selecting attributes that were individually defined for both element types.

  • After choosing a number of attributes to be displayed, click OK.

    The view will be updated accordingly.

    The view will be updated accordingly.

You can define custom attributes to add domain specific information. The chapter Configuring notations and attributes offers more information for workspace administrators about the usage and creation of custom attributes in the whole workspace.

Custom attribute information on process level, if defined, will be accessible with show more process attribute.

Display custom attributes in the process details view.

Display custom attributes in the process details view.

Add your domain specific information here.

Adding (custom) attribute values in QuickModel

Some information may have been left blank during process modeling. This can happen, for example, if you want to capture very fast or if the information was simply not available at the time of the first modeling process.

In QuickModel, the table in the Activities window allows completing this information easily:

  • Use the arrow keys to select the right cell or simply click it.

  • Activate the editing mode by pressing enter or, if you want to replace information that is already there, simply start typing. Depending on the attribute type there are different ways of adding information. If you have a number of dictionary entries for roles, these can be picked in the corresponding attributes.

    Selecting a role for the custom attribute 'consulted'.

    Selecting a role for the custom attribute ‘consulted’

  • After adding a value, confirm it by pressing Enter. The value will then be inserted into the cell.

Depending on the attributes defined and their data type, which can, for example, be a list, a boolean value or simply text, the application will automatically provide the right input form for you to provide the attribute value.

It is possible to copy data and paste it into other cells. Simply select one or more cells (by pressing Ctrl or Shift while selecting) and press Ctrl + C Select the target cell or multiple target cells and press Ctrl + V to insert the data.

Undo and redo actions

Use the arrow symbols in the toolbar to redo and undo actions:

Undo or redo an action.

Undo or redo an action.

You can also press Ctrl + Z (undo) and Ctrl + Y (redo).