Different hierarchical subprocesses

I would like to draw a diagram in Bizagi where I can show several hierarchical subprocesses.

One Process inside a company. The pools will be the different departments and the lanes will be the roles inside the department. There will be subprocesses in each department. Then I would like to open in a "new diagram" the subprocess so I can show in more detail. However I need to show different lanes inside the subprocess.

I know that it is not allowed to draw lanes inside a Subprocess but, is it possible to draw lanes in a "Call Activity"?

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Dear GuilleS,

Regarding your question, yes, it is possible. Embedded Sub-processes are an Inline block, that group process elements used in a certain point in the process within a Sub-process. According to BPMN, a Sub-process should not have pools or lanes as they are dependent on the parent process and subsequently have visibility to the parent's global data.In order to make use of pools, lanes and milestones diagram elements in a Sub-process, change your default Sub-process to a reusable Sub-process. Reusable Sub-processes allow all of these elements. Note, in BPMN reusable sub-processes are called "Call Activities".

For more information please refer to Converting to reusable sub-process