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Camunda Modeler 1.12.0-alpha-1 Released

Written by Philipp Fromme on , under Modeling category.

We are happy to announce the release of Camunda Modeler version 1.12.0-alpha-1. This release marks the first ever alpha release of the Camunda Modeler. It features a completely rewritten DMN modeling that is blazingly fast and handles big decision tables with ease.

Blazingly fast DMN modeling

The new DMN modeling experience

The new DMN modeling experience

If you’ve ever worked with a big DMN decision table using the Camunda Modeler you might have noticed that it becomes significantly slower as soon as you have a few hundred rules. In order to improve the performance of DMN modeling, we started to rewrite it from scratch. The result is a new modeling experience that is equally enjoyable with both small and big DMN decision tables. Speaking of performance:

Import time

Import time of a decision table with 500 rules in ms

Using the new DMN modeling you might notice that there are a few things missing. That’s why this is an alpha release.

Things you can do already:

  • edit decision name and ID
  • edit hit policy
  • add/remove rules/inputs/outputs
  • cut/paste rules/inputs/outputs
  • edit input expression/output name
  • edit input/output types
  • edit input/output entries

Things you can’t do yet:

  • drag/drop rules/inputs/outputs
  • copy rules/inputs/outputs
  • clear rules
  • edit input/output values
  • edit input/output entries using a simple mode
  • edit input/output entry expression language
  • add input/output entry descriptions

If you prefer performance over features the new DMN modeling you can already give the new DMN modeling a shot. If you want to use any of the features we haven’t rewritten yet please bear with us, we’re working on it.

Other Improvements

Besides a rewritten DMN modeling this alpha release also ships with new XML parsing that is significantly faster and fixes a few bugs that in the past allowed you to open invalid BPMN, CMMN or DMN.

How to get it

If you want to give the new Camunda Modeler a shot you can download the alpha release here.

What’s next?

Do you miss anything or spot a bug? Or do you have feedback on this release? Reach out to us via our forums or tweet us @CamundaBPM.