The Model Editor UI

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To edit a Model, click on the model name within the folder in which it was created. This opens the Model Editor in a new tab:

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The Model will open along with the “Lock Model” Window. A model cannot be edited in “Read Only” mode. Several users can “Lock” and edit a model at once; however, they will be prompted to override the “Lock” when editing a model that is locked by another user, or to save the model as a new version.

The Model Editor uses Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) 2.0 style flowcharts.

It consists of

  1. A canvas, where models are constructed;
  2. A set of “Actions” that form the models;
  3. A menu for editing and formatting models, managing files, using connectors, and using the test data, test automation, and test generation functionality. These controls are explained in the relevant Knowledge Base articles.

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The canvas is navigated using the mouse. Windows users can click and drag, and MacBook users can use two fingers on their touchpad to move around the canvas. To zoom in or out, Windows users should use their mousewheel; MacBook users can pinch two fingers on the touchpad in some browsers. Alternatively, the “Format” tab of the Model Editor menu bar provides options to “Zoom In”, “Zoom Out”, and “Fit to View”.

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