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Camunda Desktop Modeler 5.8 Released

Announcing the latest version of Camunda Desktop Modeler! Check out the new searchable palette in the form editor and much more.
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We are happy to announce the Camunda Desktop Modeler 5.8 release.

This release updates the form editor with a searchable palette. Find what you need quicker from our growing list of supported form elements. It also incorporates major updates into the BPMN editor: Round connection corners and other BPMN element rendering improvements make it easier to look at and understand larger BPMN diagrams. The newly integrated create/append anything tools speed up the modeling of executable BPMN processes. As usual, the new Modeler extends support for Camunda Platform 8, this time adding the ability to model BPMN escalation events.

Continue reading to learn more about these features. Download the latest Camunda Desktop Modeler release to get your hands on the improvements.

A new, scalable form element palette

This release updates the form palette to a scalable component that better supports our growing list of supported form elements. The new palette groups elements by categories and allows you to filter for them using search:

The scalable form element palette in Camunda Desktop Modeler

Reworked BPMN rendering

This release includes a general BPMN rendering overhaul. Round connection corners make it easier to follow what happens in a BPMN diagram. Many elements are updated to improve their visual presence or make them more distinguishable, i.e., from a bird’s-eye view.

Reworked BPMN rendering in Camunda Desktop Modeler

Create/Append any BPMN element

New create/append anything tools in the BPMN editor give you access to all BPMN elements, everywhere. Use the tool to quickly build your executable BPMN processes — no upgrade required.

Create and Append tools in Camunda Desktop Modeler

Support for upcoming Camunda Platform 8.2 features

We’ve expanded the support for using FEEL expressions in Camunda 8 BPMN diagrams. In the latest Camunda 8.2 alpha release, you can now implement BPMN escalation events:

BPMN escalation events

There is more

We added several other improvements to enhance the user experience further. Please refer to the changelog for a comprehensive list of all updates.

Looking forward

Download the new Modeler, give it a try, and, most importantly, share your feedback.

Did we miss anything? Did you spot a bug, or would you like to suggest an improvement? Reach out to us via our Camunda forums, tweet us @Camunda, or file issues you found in the Camunda Modeler issue tracker.

Stay tuned for future updates.

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