The Process Preference View is based on the preferred view for each specific process.
Each process has its individual properties, like name, process description, sequence number, etc. Similarly, each process also has its own BPMN properties. Process modelers are able to set these BPMN properties. More specifically, they can set the preferred view for that process to be either in Graph, Swimlane or Matrix Swimlane. This allows users to view different process maps in a different mix of display modes, as opposed to viewing all maps in Graph, Swimlane or Matrix Swimlane.
For more information on setting a preferred view for a specific process, click here.
By selecting Process Preference as the Display View, the EPC will go look into the process’ BPMN property and will display the process map according to the preferred view of that process.
In the example above, “Process Order” has its BPMN property of “Process Preference View” set to Graph, while “Ship Order” has its BPMN property of “Process Preference View” set to Swimlanes. While the user is on the Process Preference View, when navigating between those 2 processes, they will be displayed in Graph and Swimlane, respectively.