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2165084 - Import doesn't create symbols and diagram looks empty - SAP PD


  • BPMN2 diagram exported from Visual Paradigm BPMN2 as an XML file.
  • BPMN2 diagram contains pools with multiple lanes and message flows that are displayed on top of another pool.

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  • The BPMN2 import succeeded but no symbol was created and the model diagram looks empty.
  • The PowerDesigner Output view displays:

    Started to import file: 'file'

    Created model: 'BusinessProcessModel_1'

    BPMN2 export does not support the flow 'FlowName_1' in diagram 'Business Process Diagram1' which crosses a pool or composite process boundary.

    Import succeeded.



  • SAP PowerDesigner (PD) 16.5
  • SAP PowerDesigner (PD) 16.6


SAP PowerDesigner 16.5 ; SAP PowerDesigner 16.6 ; Sybase PowerAMC 16.5


boundary, cross, overlap, blank, created, 783609, CR783609, CR#783609 , KBA , BC-SYB-PD , PowerDesigner , Bug Filed

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