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New Model Dialog

New Model Dialog

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EA_iconPD_iconTo create a new model, either click the New button btn_new9 in the quick access toolbar, or expand the New submenu in the Application menu and select whether to create a File Model or a Server Model. Note that if you are not connected to a QPR BizArchitecture Server, only the File Model option can be selected. In addition, clicking the New button will create either a server model or a file model, depending on whether you are connected to a QPR BizArchitecture Server or not. If usage of a certain template has not been forced.

PX_iconTo create a new model, either click the New button btn_new9 in the quick access toolbar, or click New in the Application menu.

 

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New Model dialog

 

When you create a new model, you can either use QPR Modeling Client's default settings, empty settings, the BPMN template, or a template in which certain parts of the model (could be even a complete model) and settings are already specified.

 

EA_iconPD_iconAdditionally, if the new model is a Server model, then the new model can be created based on a base model.

 

Templates are very useful in that once you have specified your desired modeling options, settings or even modeled a complete model, you can save them to a template and then easily re-use that model as a basis for every new model that you create. Templates can be saved and their usage optionally forced from within the Options dialog.

 

EA_iconPD_iconIf a default template has been set in the modeling options, but the usage is not forced, you will see the template path on the corresponding field.

 

PX_iconIf a default template has been set in the modeling options, you will see the template path on the corresponding field.

 

Default settings: If you do not wish to apply a template to your new model, then you can select to use the default settings. Simply select the Default settings option and then click "OK". The default settings use the default QPR Modeling Client modeling notation and options, and this is a good choice if there is not a suitable template or base model available and/or you want to create a new model from scratch. The modeling options and notation can be customized afterwards, but if you are going to use a template, you need to select it at this point. A base model can be attached later.

Empty settings: This is the most bare-bones option for starting to build your own model with any notation from a scratch. This option starts with only one process step type (Main Process) and system types defined.

ArchiMate 1.0: This template provides a set of modeling elements needed for modeling enterprise architecture according to the Open Group ArchiMate standard.

Basic Process Modeling Template ( Color): This template provides a colorful set of process modeling elements needed for basic process modeling using swimlanes.

Basic Process Modeling Template (Black&White): This template provides a black & white set of process modeling elements needed for basic process modeling using swimlanes.

BPMN 1.0 Template: The BPMN 1.0 Template supports BPMN modeling notation version 1.0 with BPMN specific element types, symbols, and type attributes. If you want to use the BPMN 1.0 Template, select it from the list and click "OK". (For further information on the BPMN Template, see QPR Modeling Client - BPMN Modeling Guide.)

BPMN 1.2 Template: The BPMN 1.2 Template supports BPMN modeling notation version 1.2 with BPMN specific element types, symbols, and type attributes. If you want to use the BPMN 1.2 Template, select it from the list and click "OK". (For further information on the BPMN Template, see QPR Modeling Client - BPMN Modeling Guide.)

BPMN 2.0 Template: The BPMN 2.0 Template supports BPMN modeling notation version 2.0 with BPMN specific element types, symbols, and type attributes. If you want to use the BPMN 2.0 Template, select it from the list and click "OK". (For further information on the BPMN Template, see QPR Modeling Client - BPMN Modeling Guide.)

Enterprise Architecture Tempate: The Enterprise Architecture Template provides element types which are suitable for use case and ER (entity relationship) diagrams.

File templates: If you wish to apply a file template to your new file model, then you can select either a file template on the list (if any exist) or the "More file templates..." option and click "OK". If you selected the "More file templates..." option, the Load from Template window opens. Browse to locate the desired template on your machine. Once you have located the template, click "OK". Even if you use a template, you can still customize the modeling notation according to your wishes.

EA_iconPD_iconServer template: If you wish to apply a Server template to your new Server model, then you can select either a server template on the list (if any exist) or the "More server templates..." option and click "OK". If you selected the "More server templates..." option, a new window opens. Browse to locate the desired template on the Server if you have a Server connection open. Once you have located the template, click "OK". If the template uses user rights, the same rights are assigned to the new model. Even if you use a template, you can still customize the modeling notation according to your wishes.

EA_iconPD_iconBase model: If you wish to create a new model based on a base model and you are connected to a Server, then you can select either  a base model on the list (if any exist) or the "More base models..." option and click "OK". Then select the desired base model from the model selection dialog. You cannot modify the modeling options that come from a base model (although it is possible if you detach the base model and merge its elements into the child model).