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Chapter 10. Eclipse BPMN 2.0 Plugin

10.1. Installation
10.2. Creating your BPMN 2.0 processes
10.3. Filtering elements and attributes
10.4. Changing editor behavior
10.5. Changing editor appearance

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 EMF meta-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 the Eclipse BPMN2 Modeler from the following update site (from menu Help -> Install new software and then add the update site in question by clicking the Add button, filling in a name and the correct URL as shown below). It will automatically download all other dependencies as well (e.g. Graphiti etc.)

Eclipse 3.6 (Helios): http://download.eclipse.org/bpmn2-modeler/site-helios/

Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo): http://download.eclipse.org/bpmn2-modeler/site/

The project is hosted at eclipse.org and open for anyone to contribute. The project home page can he found here. Sources are available here

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: