Capture 3.0: November 2021

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This is the general release of Capture 3.0

Known issues

Click here for a list of any prominent issues and limitations with this release.

Secure development policy

As part of our secure development policy, Blue Prism products are evaluated against the following security standards:

  • OWASP Top 10 –The security vulnerabilities that pose the most risk to applications development. For more information, see the OWASP website.
  • SANS CWE Top 25 – The most common software security vulnerabilities found throughout the software development industry. For more information, see the SANS website.
  • Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2 – U.S. government standard that defines minimum security requirements for cryptographic modules in information technology products.
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

A compliance highlight summary report is available upon request via Product Support.


The following new features and enhancements are introduced in this version of Capture:

Description of change


Application Modeller spying has been implemented to speed up the process of populating the Application Modeller in Blue Prism by automatically spying supported applications.

Users can create new business objects in the Step actions panel by entering a business object name and action name into the new fields and selecting theCreate object check box. The Application Modeller spying is enabled by default, but the business object creation functionality must be enabled in the user settings.

For more information about creating business objects, see Create business objects.

The Application Modeller log files (appobserver.log) are stored together with the Capture log files in: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Blue Prism\Capture for easy access.


Application Modeller spying uses User Interface Automation (UIA) and Win32 spying to automatically spy applications and put the spying data into the BPRELEASE file.

This data is then used to populate the Application Modeller when the BPRELEASE file is imported into Blue Prism.



General improvements have been made to Capture including:

  • Individual Restore to defaults options have been placed onto the separate User settings tabs.

  • In the Export panel, the user can click the file path under Export location to browse to a new default location for exported files.

  • A warning displays if more than one application has been assigned to an object. This ensures that there are no errors on export or when importing into Blue Prism.

  • A new Process information panel can be accessed by clicking the information symbol in the bottom right-hand corner of the Capture window. The Process information panel displays the following information:

    • Process name

    • Number of branches

    • Number of decision points

    • Number of connections

    • Number of connection steps

    • Number of step actions

    • Number of auto-generated objects to be exported

  • A drop-down list is now available in the Object name field in the Step actions panel to enable the user to either select an existing object or create a new one.


The Process Definition Document (PDD) generated by Capture is now customizable in the new Templates tab in the User settings.

The user can:

  • View a preview of the PDD template that automatically updates when the template is customized.

  • Upload a logo.

  • Use a color picker to easily update following areas of the PDD:

    • Primary color - Main page, header area and table header rows

    • Secondary color - Table rows

    • Text color - Default text in PDD

  • Enable or disable the bird’s eye view in the PDD. When the new Enable bird's eye view check box is deselected, the bird’s eye view is disabled. The bird's eye view is enabled by default.



The new DX search feature helps the user to find and download the most appropriate assets (such as VBOs) for the current process. When the user clicks DX search the Blue Prism Digital Exchange opens in a browser in a new Capture window. The search field is automatically populated with the names of the applications in the process and the most relevant and popular assets display in the results pane.

The user interface has been updated to allow for the new DX search feature:

  • A new DX search check box has been added to the User settings to allow the user to enable and disable the DX search feature.

  • When enabled, a new DX search button displays on the Capture toolbar.


The user now has the ability to undo and redo unsaved changes as many times as the number indicated above the Undo and Redo buttons. Once the user clicks Save they can no longer undo or redo any changes.


An Auto-generate business objects fields check box has been added to the Business objects tab in the User settings to allow the user to enable or disable the automatic population of the business object fields as part of the capture process.

In addition to this, an option to clear all object and action names allows the user to remove all entries in the object and action name fields for every step action in the process. A separate option allows the user to deselect allCreate object check boxes at once. These two options can be undone on the main page.


A new export option has been added to the Export panel in Capture. The ALM Process Definition (.json) check box can be selected to export a .JSON file for import into ALM. For more information about importing the .JSON file into ALM, see .


Fixes and minor improvements

The following fixes and minor improvements have been made to Capture in this release:

Description of change


After exporting a captured process as a process definition document and opening the created file, the Process Exceptions section is now correctly displayed (instead of an empty page) on the new page after the Process Steps section. CAP-882 (CAP-901)

It is now possible to export to Visio format when Visio is installed. Previously a check was made to look for the Visio registry key which failed due to Visio being stored in a different location. This prevented Capture from exporting to Visio.



When a new Capture recording is started, a pop-up dialog displays the following message: "Blue Prism Application Modeller data will only be captured if your monitor(s) are set to 100% scaling.".


You can now change the default name of a branch and all branches in the process will display the correct names without issue. Previously, if you renamed and saved a branch that originally had the default name, the newly saved name would display in the Edit branch window of any other branches that should have been displaying the default name.


Click and Input (typing) actions are now captured correctly and are included in the Step action panel. Previously, there was an issue where Click actions were not recorded and separate Input actions were being combined and displayed in the Step action panel as a single action.