Add sequence flow to diagram (new user)

I’m evaluating visual architect but am having basic problems I can’t figure out from the user’s guide.

I’ve created a basic process diagram, but I’m unable to create message or sequence flows for sub-processes that I’ve added to the chart.

For example, I created the establish deadline sub-task to the DSN pool and added the mid-range development schedule as associated data. This data should have a message flow into the Project Schedulers pool Enter Requests task. How do I add it? I’ve tried dragging the message flow icon onto the diagram, but it’s not accepted.

Similarly, I’m unable to add sequence flows from the “establish deadline” sub-process in the DSN pool to the “Enter Requests” sub-process in the Project Schedulers pool. Dragging the icon onto the diagram isn’t accepted.

I also need to make a connection from the Gateway in the DSN pool to the ENter Requests sub-process in the Project Schedulers pool (the “No” flow from the gateway). But, since I already have that sub-process established, I can’t figure out how to create that “No” flow out of the gateway.

I apologize for what are basic “how to” question, but I’ve spent most of the day reading the user’s guide and trying drag and drop, right clicks, and everything else I can think of and can’t figure it out myself.

Thanks,

Julia Bell

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Hi Julia,

Thank you for your evaluation. To connect shapes you may make use of the resource centric interface, which is the icons surrounding shapes. I have captured a movie to show you how it works:
http://files4.visual-paradigm.com/201005/reply/connect-shapes-by-resource/connect-shapes-by-resource.html

To save time, I just let the shapes name randomly. I hope you don’t mind :smiley:

To know more about resource centric interface, you may read this:
http://www.visual-paradigm.com/support/documents/bpvauserguide/603/623/33004_resource-cen.html

Hope this helps.

Best regards,
Jick