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teepee 2008-04-17 03:21 AM

Swimlane diagrams?
 
Hi,

I'm trying to create a rather complex swimlane process diagram. I didn't find a ready template or any "wizard" as in MS Visio.

It's relatively easy to create a simple swimlane diagram by first creating lanes and then dragging the process elements on top of them. However, the lanes created by this manner don't automatically resize when the elements within them grow or shrink (f.ex. process forks to two parallel tasks within the same lane). Also reorganizing them is a pain in the butt, as I can't just drag and drop the whole lane, but I have to select the lane and all of its elements before moving it.

Any pointers or hints? Or will this be on the "next release"? :)

oblomow 2008-04-17 05:02 AM

That would be a great feature. (that and the automatic numbering of
flowchart symbols so that you can refer to them in a separate document).
I just made several pages and resizing the lines and numbering the elements
was a real pain.

rajrsingh 2009-02-03 02:14 PM

There's one here:
[url]http://nform.ca/blog/2008/04/more-about-the-swimlanes-docum[/url]

Ken Case 2010-04-08 10:06 PM

[URL="http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omniplan"]OmniPlan[/URL] uses a swim lane diagram for its resource view. You can drag tasks from one swim lane to another to change assigned resources.

skippingrock 2011-04-01 12:25 PM

Swimlane diagram not linked to specific dates.
 
[QUOTE=Ken Case;75670]OmniPlan uses a swim lane diagram for its resource view. You can drag tasks from one swim lane to another to change assigned resources.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for your suggestion about OmniPlan (which I have) but this is not really what we want. (Or at least I). We want to be able to produce a swimlane diagram that is not specifically based on a specific date in time, but rather a non-specific amount of time and not linked to an actual date.

I want it more for the resource and process flows, not the timelines.

Can this be done with OmniPlan?

riverchik 2011-08-28 03:14 PM

Is there a swim lane template?
 
Hi new user here. I thought I saw a swim lane tool or template but now I can't find it. Thanks so much.

SimpleCharts 2011-08-30 08:47 AM

I was looking for Swim Lane tools/templates yesterday myself. I didn't find anything, but if you have the Pro Version, you can convert from Visio. Google "Visio Swim Lane" for a starting point.

bforeste 2011-08-30 10:21 AM

[QUOTE=skippingrock;95408]Thanks for your suggestion about OmniPlan (which I have) but this is not really what we want. (Or at least I). We want to be able to produce a swimlane diagram that is not specifically based on a specific date in time, but rather a non-specific amount of time and not linked to an actual date.

I want it more for the resource and process flows, not the timelines.

Can this be done with OmniPlan?[/QUOTE]

Plus 1 to this thread...swimlanes are a must for anyone who's designing systems integration...

Brian 2011-08-30 04:17 PM

[QUOTE=skippingrock;95408]I want it more for the resource and process flows, not the timelines.

Can this be done with OmniPlan?[/QUOTE]

OmniPlan doesn't require events to be tied to particular calendar dates. You can set your project timeline to be "Undetermined" in the Information tab of the Project inspector. This lets you know that Task B starts a week after Task A, but there are no actual dates tied to either.

Hope this helps!

rlieving 2011-09-19 03:06 PM

Swim Lane
 
Where are the Swim Lanes Omni? They are not in the standard Stencil packs. I didn't find them in the extras or on your Omnitopia page.

Swim Lanes are key for any Management Consultant. It looks like your product is more geared towards designers and programmers, which is a huge disappointment.

From what I can see, Swim Lanes are a feature a lot of people have been asking about.


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