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In this article we will see how to create a blank project and open it in the GenMyModel editor. This short video gives you a quick overview of what will follow.

Create a New Project

To create your first diagram press  Start Modeling  button from the Dashboard page or  Create a new Project  button from the Projects page.

Step 1

Project type

The New Project window will appear with different project types (see the picture below). Select the desired one.

  • BPMN - Business Process
  • UML - Software Architecture
  • RDS - Relational Database
  • Flowchart - Simple flow diagram
  • JPA - Java JPA entities
  • EMF - Eclipse Modeling Framework
  • DMN - Decision Model and Notation
  • Archimate - Enterprise Architecture

Step 2

Blank Project

In this article we are focused on a blank project creation, so press on Blank Project.

Step 3

Project Name

Tape your project name with at least 4 characters and containing only : letters, numbers, '-' and '.' symbols. The space bar isn't accepted.

Choose Default Diagram Type

For BPMN and UML projects, select the default diagram :

  • BPMN > Process, Collaboration
  • UML > Class, Activity, Use Case, Object, Sequence

Dont' worry, once in editor you will be able to add any other diagram (example with UML diagrams below).


Finally, select the visibility :

  • Public - public projects are open to the internet and publicly available (view and copy) for everyone
  • Private (only for TEAM/ENTERPRISE plans)

And press the  Create  button.

Info : Visibility can be changed at any moment in the Projects page

Step 4

Press Open in Editor

When the new project is created you can press  Open in Editor  button.