Release Update: beautiful BPM export to PDF, better organization of large projects and new revision history

genmymodel bpmn pdf export

After the recent release of the BPMN Visio Import, GenMyModel continues to evolve for bringing you more traceability, performance and flexibility. The latest release update includes a new professional PDF export, the redesign of the model history browser and the drag and drop of model elements within the project explorer. These improvements bring a significant efficiency gain for teams working on large projects.

Share Beautiful PDF reports

We knew that was one of GenMyModel’s weaknesses. Now the PDF export has been beautified, well, I don’t see any weaknesses anymore. Kidding aside, moving from Jasper to Asciidoctor for generating PDFs gave us more flexibility for delivering readable PDF reports when your UML / BPMN includes tens of elements. The dev team refactored the following:

  • For UML class diagrams, the PDF contains one chapter per package
  • For all other diagrams, the PDF contains one chapter per diagram
  • Numerous anchors now facilitate the navigation between sections

The result for BPMN 2.0 PDF reports is compelling:

bpmn pdf export

Easily Organize Large Models from the Project Explorer

The project explorer now lets you move UML model elements from containers. For example a UML class can be moved into another package without opening the diagram. This is typically time saving when you want to re-order attributes and operations of a UML class. Another use case illustrated below is when you have plenty of diagrams related to the same class and you’d like this class to another package, this change being applied to all diagrams referring the element.

drag and drop model

Move class Utilities from package Account to Domain directly from the project explorer.

Browse and Play Revisions with the new History Widget

The new history widget enables you to better navigate to the different versions of the models, right from the model editor. It creates more value for collaborative projects as you can track any changes made on a model and revert it when necessary. Stability and performance have been considerably improved with this new release. You can also smoothly play the scene of the modifications made on the model. Playing the history – like a video – usually help stakeholders understand the final state of a model. The new revision history widget includes:

  • The username of the collaborator who made the command, ie. the atomic modification. If your model is shared accross teams, you can quickly see who modified the model
  • The modification date
  • The unique ID of the command
  • The restore button to restore back your model to the selected version

new widget model history

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Tom Team

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