How to create self reference in Archimate


I’m new to VP and can’t seem to figure out how to create a self-triggering relationship in a business process. For example a process that verifies an invoice should be able to show a trigger which refers back to the process from the process. This is easily done in BizzDesign and even the free Archi tool. I was wondering if anyone has done this with VP and can share the tricks.



Dear Cortezone,

I would like to let you know our engineers had enhanced the software which now support cyclic trigger and process flow in Archimate diagram. Please update the software to latest patch build (20141120bp or later) to get this enhancement. Details about update to latest patch can be found at

  • Please make sure you have pressed the “Update to latest patch” button on the left hand side of the dialog right after launching the update program

Feel free to contact me if you require any further information.

Best regards,
Rain Wong