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BPMN Smart Layout Add-in

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This Add-in adjusts following points at one step:

  • Align centers of 'near' objects (both vertically and horizontally)
  • Adjust start and end points of flows to the center of object edge if related objects are aligned
  • Adjust start or end points of flows to 'near' center of object edge
  • Delete unnecessary bended points

How to use

  1. Download the zip from the following website
  2. Install the add-in by running EAAddinSetupEn.bat with administrative rights
    (for detail, see: https://www.sparxsystems.jp/en/EAAddinSetupEn.htm)
  3. Run EA, open a BPMN diagram, then right-click and select 'Specialize' | 'BPMN Smart Layout'


You can watch the basic usage and behaviour of this Add-in with the following Youtube video:

https://youtu.be/wdYovcGmGeg (2m18s, no voice)


- You cannot undo the layout, so please back-up your project before using this Add-in.
- If you find a model which cannot be layouted correctly, please send an image to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Takeshi Kouno

Sparx Systems Japan (Chief Executive Officer)
Sparx Systems Japan offers regional support and sales in Japan, and develops RaQuest and some Add-ins for Enterprise Architect. For detail, visit https://www.sparxsystems.jp/en/ .

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