Adding Lanes to Pools in BPMN Collaboration



How do you add lanes to a pool in a BPMN collaboration diagram?

I want to get this:

but I keep ending up with this:

28 June 2018 17:27:49 CEI

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Dusan Rodina - 28 June 2018 18:16:43


After adding the first lane please select its parent pool again and then click on Add Lane button in the context bar.

CEI 29 June 2018 21:12:36


Got it. I did not think to look there.


Dusan Rodina - 29 June 2018 22:19:08


You are welcome.

CEI 12 July 2018 23:51:07

Adding existing lanes to a pool

Hi Dusan,

I'd like to drag and add an existing lane (defined in a different diagram) to a pool. I dragged the lane from the hierarchical view into the pool and it was added correctly. But when I try to do the same thing again with another pre-defined lane (i.e a second time), I get

event though the pool gets highlighted as the target of the drag.

I know I can add new lanes by clicking the plus button from the context menu, but how do I add an existing lane to pool? Could this be a bug?


Dusan Rodina - 14 July 2018 8:00:54

RE: Adding existing lanes to a pool


This behavior will be improved in the next release. However you can make it work this way even now:

Open File/Options - open Diagram Editor tab - in 'Container' group, choose Add to container - When cursor over container.

Now you can drop a lane to a pool when you drag it so that the cursor is over the pool name.