New element types are created through the Modeling Options dialog accessible by clicking the Modeling Options button on the Model tab of the ribbon.
Exercise 65: Create a new process step type.
|1. Create a new model using the default settings template.|
|2. On the Model tab of the ribbon, click Modeling Options. The Modeling Options dialog opens.|
|3. Click New. The New Process Step Type dialog opens.|
|4. On the General tab, type in a name for the process step type:|
|5. Switch to the Behavior tab. Select the Allow attached to elements and Allow attaching to elements Behavior check-boxes as in the picture below:|
|6. We'll want to change the default graphical properties of the process step. On the Modeling tab, click Edit:|
|7. The Edit Graphical Properties dialog opens. Switch to the Fields tab.|
|8. Select Name from the list and click Properties. The Text Box Properties dialog opens.|
|9. In the dialog, enter the information as in the picture below:|
|9. Click OK to close the Text Box Properties dialog.|
|10. Click OK to close the Edit Graphical Properties dialog.|
|10. Click OK to close the New Process Step Type dialog.|
|11. Close the Modeling Options dialog by clicking OK.|
The new element type is now created and can be used by clicking on its button on the Tool Palette.