The Properties tab for Processses contains sections for the BPMN Properties, the type, the categories applicable and the attributes.

The Properties tab for Flow Objects contains sections for the categories applicable and the attributes.

What are the BPMN Properties?

1. Markers

Process shapes can have various markers to denote special characteristics. Markers are part of OMGs BPMN 2.0 Standard. Find the name, icon, and a brief description of each marker below.

Marker Icon Description
Ad Hoc A process that can occur at any moment. Is not a predecessor or successor in a sequence of processes or activities.
Compensation A process that serves to compensate for a compensation-type event.
Loop Characteristic: Loop A process that repeats until a specific trigger stops it.
Loop Characteristic: Parallel The same process runs in parallel, executed by different performers.
Loop Characteristic: Sequential The process is executed in a sequential order.

2. Default Map Shape Type

As a Web Modeler, you can define the default shape type of the process shape in the process map. See the table below for the option name and description.

Shape Type Description
BPMN 2.0 (default) Standard BPMN Flow Objects with Icons
Simple BPMN Standard BPMN Flow Objects without Icons
VSM Standard Value Stream Mapping Shapes

3. Annotation

Annotations serve as textual support on the process map. Each Process and Flow Object can have one annotation, which will display the text input in this field on the map attached to the relevant shape as show below.


Since the Properties sections are common to many EPC objects, the instructions have been centralized in the Properties section of the user manual. You can find direct links to instructions for specific sections below.

Section Instructions
What type of [Object] is this? Object Type
Which Categories are applicable? Object Categories
What are the Attributes? Object Attributes


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