BPMN Import from Camunda/Signavio: Activities with Boundary Events


A Business Process Diagram modeled with Camunda Modeler or Signavio. The process flow is in a Lane (“LANE # 1”), whereby at least one Activity (“Activity”) has a Boundary Event (“ErrorEvent”). This diagram is to be imported into the Enterprise Architect.


BPMN modeling tools such as Camunda Modeler or Signavio reference Boundary Events as an element contained in a lane (see below, the line marked with red), although basically only the respective activity element is in this Lane and the Boundary Event element is a part (a subelement) this Activity element is.

The BPMN standard does not provide a clear description of how a Boundary Event element should be mapped to Lane affiliation.



Remove all bpmn:flowNodeRef lines referencing Boundary Events before importing into Enterprise Architect.

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