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The foundation for the Activiti Designer is the Eclipse Graphiti project ( We currently use Graphiti 0.7.0 RC1.

For the implementation of the BPMN 2.0 specification we use the BPMN 2.0 metamodel implementation for Eclipse (

We have released a first version ( 0.56.0 ) for the Activiti Eclipse BPMN 2.0 Designer. Note that it is not yet bullit-proof and we welcome any feedback you may have!


  1. BPMN 2.0 constructs Start event, End event, Sequence flow, Script task, User task, Service task, Manual task, Exclusive and Parallel gateway, and sub processes.
  2. Export of BPMN 2.0 XML by right clicking on when the diagram and choosing Export - Save to BPMN 2.0.process diagram is saved.
  3. Process image creation when the process diagram is saved
  4. Automatic creation of developer friendly ids for BPMN 2.0 constructs.
  5. Property sheets for all supported BPMN 2.0 constructs, but script, java service and user task in specific, because you can edit additional fields.
  6. To open and edit a sub process, drag one into your process diagram and double-click it to open a new editor where you can model the sub process.
  7. Generate a fully working unit test out of a BPMN 2.0 XML file

And as an example, the following screenshot shows a bit of what's currently possible with the Activiti BPMN 2.0 Eclipse Plugin.


  1. Customize the palette with your own nodes

Have fun and please provide some early feedback!


Yvo Swillens - developer

Feature prioritization

0.56.0 release (this is the current release1 release (january 1st):

  • Create Activiti project
  • Create Activiti BPMN 2.0 diagram
  • Support for the following BPMN 2.0 constructs (Start event, End event, Sequence flow, User task, Script task, Java service task, Manual task, Parallel gateway, Exclusive gateway, Sub process)
  • Export function for BPMN 2.0 xml
  • Simple unit test functionalityAdd receive task
  • Copy and paste functionality
  • Additional functionality to create property sheets for custom nodes
  • New icons
  • Deployment on a Activiti Engine

0.7.0 release (february 1st):

  • BPMN DI import and export
  • Web service task
  • Multipage editor for diagram, XML and deployment editor
  • Support for execution and task listeners


1.0 release:

Feature ideas: