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Chapter 9. Eclipse BPMN 2.0 Plugin

9.1. Installation
9.2. Creating your BPMN 2.0 processes
9.3. Filtering elements and attributes

We are working on a new BPMN 2.0 Eclipse editor that allows you to specify business processes, choreographies, etc. using the BPMN 2.0 XML syntax (including BPMNDI for the graphical information). The editor itself is based on the Eclipse Graphiti framework and the Eclipse BPMN 2.0 model.


Many thanks go out to the people at Codehoop that did a great job in creating a first version of this editor.


To install, startup Eclipse and install Graphiti from the update site above (from menu Help -> Install new software and then add the update site in question and select and install the Graphiti runtime) and then use the following update site http://codehoop.com/bpmn2 to install the latest version of the BPMN 2.0 editor in Eclipse. A screencast that shows all this in action can be found here.

Sources can be found here: https://github.com/droolsjbpm/bpmn2-eclipse-editor

You can use a simple wizard to create a new BPMN 2.0 process (under File -> New - Other ... select BPMN - BPMN2 Diagram).

A video that shows some sample BPMN 2.0 processes from the examples that are part of the BPMN 2.0 specification:

Figure 9.1. 

Here are some screenshots of the editor in action.