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Creating a swimlane (general flow diagram)
This topic applies to General Flow Diagrams.
In Studio 7.0 and earlier versions, General Flow Diagrams were named Activity Diagrams: If you created Activity Diagrams in Studio version 7.0 or earlier and have upgraded, your Activity Diagrams are now called General Flow Diagrams in Modeler.
Studio 7.1 included new Activity Diagrams, which you should use in preference to General Flow Diagrams. General Flow Diagrams are being deprecated and are included in Modeler only for backward compatibility.
Should you need to create General Flow Diagrams, they can now be created only from the Model or a Package. After creating a General Flow Diagram you can drag it to an Activity, Actor, Class, Data Type, Event, Interface, Operation, Subsystem or Use Case.
To create a swimlane:
1. Open the General Flow Diagram on which you want to create a Swimlane.
2. On the General Flow Diagram toolbar, click the Swimlane button.
3. Click the required position on the diagram.
Depending on where you click the diagram, the Swimlane is created as a top-level or nested Swimlane. For more information, see Overview of adding and moving swimlanes (general flow diagram).
4. Type the name of the Swimlane.
If you create a nested Swimlane for a Swimlane that contains items but no nested Swimlanes, Modeler creates a nested Swimlane of the same name to own the contained items.