Configure

 
To configure Process Navigator, right-click the drawing page of any Process Navigator drawing page and select Options.
 
General
 

IDEF0

Turning on the IDEF0 standard adds the IDEF0 tab to the Properties dialog of an Activity.

Auto-Fill Node Roles Based on Previous Entries

On drill-down, this option automatically adds the Process Owner and Process Manager fields to the Node, based on the last time these values were entered on the Node Properties dialog.

Auto Fill Node Version Management Based on Previous Entries

On drill-down, this option automatically adds the Author, Version, Revision, Last Revised, Last Revised By and Status fields to the Node, based on the last time these values were entered on the Node Properties dialog.

Alert the User on invalid connection and request action

When the option to turn warnings on is selected, if the user tries to connect Deliverables together, or Activities together, the following warning appears:
 
 
If the option is not selected, Process Navigator makes no attempt to enforce the map logic. Note that this will make it much more difficult at a later stage to consolidate and analyse the process maps you create, so we strongly recommend that you do follow the map logic.

Auto-Expand Element Property Groups

When adding properties to Activities, Deliverable or Nodes, the default is to have the property groups expanded. When this option is deselected, the property groups are not expanded as shown below. 
 
 

Display additional info on Activities

This option has two settings once enabled; either ‘ID & Level’ or ‘Responsibility’ can be set.  If theses are enabled then the process navigator shapes are automatically amended to include those details at the bottom of the shape:

ID & Level can be set from within the shape properties general tab and Responsibility is set from the properties tab of the shape properties by right clicking the shape and selecting the relevant tab.

Process Navigator Progress Windows

This option enables you to view your process map without the progress panels as shown below.
 
 
File Locations
 
  
For each of these files, use the Browse button to the right of the field to browse to the location of the file you require.
 
NOTE: The default location for the properties file is C:\Program Files\Triaster\Process Navigator. The default location for the template and stencil file is: C:\Program Files\Triaster\Process Navigator\Templates and Stencils.

Properties File

 
The Properties file is used to populate the Properties screens available from the right-click of an Activity, Deliverable and Node. Customisation of the properties file is possible through XML and is described further in Customising Data Capture on page Error! Bookmark not defined.. 

Template File

 
The template file will enable you to use a customised template every time you open Process Navigator.  For example, if you have customised a stencil and updated the template with the new stencil, then setting the file location within this dialog will load your new template every time you launch Process Navigator from the Start Menu.  In addition, it will maintain the template through automated routines such as Drill-down and Generate Next Level.

TIP: File > New will still list the default template. However, if you save the customised template in the same location as the Mapping Edition.vtx (default), then it will list it alongside the Mapping Edition.vtx (default).

Stencil File

 
When Process Navigator performs an automated routine such as drill-down or Generate Next Level, it looks at the file’s document stencil for the shapes.  In some cases, the shapes that are required for this automated routine are not available on the document stencil. You can use this dialog to browse to a location where the customised stencil is located.  If Process Navigator cannot find the shape in the document stencil, then it will look for the location specified in this field and drop the shape from that stencil.

Drill-Down 

 
The Drill-Down tab lets you set options for when you drill down on an Activity or Deliverable.

Show Warning

 
This turns on the warning that appears when you double-click on an Activity or Deliverable. It helps prevent accidental drill-down when an inexperienced user double-clicks a shape by mistake.

Delete Orphan

 
This forces Process Navigator to delete orphan Deliverables when you drill down on an Activity. Turning this option off makes Process Navigator highlight orphans by colouring them red.

Enable Unconnected Deliverable to be Orphan

 
Turning this option on forces Process Navigator to recognise Deliverables that are not connected to an Activity as potential orphans. 

Name the Page the Same as the Activity

 
Generally, a new Process Navigator page is named Map Page-1, Map Page-2, Map Page-3, etc. When this option is turned on, new pages are named after the corresponding Activity.  For example, if the Activity was called "Produce Management Accounts" then on drill-down the page would also be named "Produce Management Accounts".

Automatically Add Shadow

This option adds a shadow to a shape when it has an associated drill-down.

Tip Windows

The Tip Windows tab lets you turn on or off the various tip windows that pop up when you drop certain elements. These options can also be turned off by selecting 'Don't show me again' on the various forms.

Show Tip on Creation of an Activity

 
This occurs when you drop an Activity. You can enter the Activity's name in the Name field. More information can be found by clicking the Help button.

Show Tip on Creation of a Decision

This occurs when you drop a Decision. You can enter the Decision's name in the Name field. More information can be found by clicking the Help button.
 
 

Show Tip on Creation of an Internal Deliverable

This occurs when you drop an Internal Deliverable. You can enter the Deliverable's name in the Name field. More information can be found by clicking the Help button.
 

Show Tip on Creation of an External Deliverable

This occurs when you drop an External Deliverable. You can enter the Deliverable's name in the Name field. More information can be found by clicking the Help button.
 
 

Show Tip on Creation of a Node

This occurs when you drop a Node shape onto the drawing page. You can enter the name of the Node in the Name field. More information can be found by clicking the Help button.
 

Show Tip on Creation of a Dynamic Connector

This occurs when you drop a Dynamic Connector. More information can be found by clicking the Help button.
 
 
Software Control
 

About

This button opens a dialog within which the version numbers of the major Process Navigator files are displayed.

Check for Updates

This button connects you to a part of the Process Navigator website that has information on the upgrades that are available for your version of Process Navigator.

Comments