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copy paste weirdness

I created a process within a pool, selected the pool and process and copied it. When I paste it, it pastes on top of the original. When I move the pasted process, it drags all the original process elements (not the pool though!) with the newly pasted process (see attached file).

Then sometimes it pastes some of the elements (in this example, some of the sequence flow lines) down below the rest of the pasted object.

This must be a bug.

Richard

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Dear Richard,

Thank you for your feedback.

In order to avoid this behavior, please keep in mind that pools should not be overlapped and have elements over more than 1 of them.

For this, make sure you first delete the predefined pool if you will paste shapes from another diagram.

Best regards,

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Dear Richard,

Thank you for your feedback.

In order to avoid this behavior, please keep in mind that pools should not be overlapped and have elements over more than 1 of them.

For this, make sure you first delete the predefined pool if you will paste shapes from another diagram.

Best regards,

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Dear Daisuke,

even thoutgh this was labled as "not a problem" in fact the copy/paste feature is giving us a hard time as well. I can fully support Richard's post.

For me there are major differences between the common way of clicking/chosing elements (drag boxes, shift/ctrl clicks) and the way standard office programms work. Also it is nearly impossible to exactly position the pasting of elements such as pools with process flows. Often copy/paste leads to problems as shown in Richard's screen capture.

My primary wish: Bind elements within a pool to that pool, so that after pasting they can be positioned individually from other elements they might accidentally overlap.

Secondary wish: Establish some kind of a "paste special" feature which allows you to chose whether to only paste the pool (without included elements), to only paste the elements (without frameworks like pools or milestones), to paste everything, ...

Looking forward to your evaluation of above suggestions.

Best regards

Alex

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Dear Alex,

A member of our support team will contact you

Regards

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I managed to provide some screenshot in order to make the bug more transparent to everyone. Scenario:

  • I've got a process pool containing multiple milestones with process boxes and process groups (dotted line) (screeshot #1)
  • Removing one milestone a dialogue opens: "Do you want to remove the milestone-element including it's content? (screenshot #2)
  • Clicking "Yes" will then lead to a shortened pool. Both milestone and containing processes are gone. But process groups are remaining (screenshot #3)

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Dear Users,

We can see very clear that there is something weird. Through the screenshots, we can follow the problem. We would like to know if you have a bpm model as an example in order to reproduce it in our labs.

Thank you in advance