Branches show you the available paths through a process. A branching point is identified by a blue diamond called a decision point. From here you can add branches
To create a branch:
- Add a decision point by right-clicking a group and selecting Add decision point.
Right-click the decision diamond to display the shortcut menu and select the required option.
- Edit – Edit the text within the diamond and each condition point.
- Capture new branch – Capture a new process and insert it as a new branch.
Load saved branch – Add pre-saved captures to a branch.
Add empty branch – Add a branch as a placeholder that can be added to later. This enables you to create the skeleton of a process without adding detail all at once.
Add connection – Enables you to connect this step to an existing step in the process.
The decision point is added directly after this group .
Edit branch name
To rename a branch:
Delete a decision point
Deleting a decision point also deletes all branches and connections coming from that decision point. If you want to keep a branch, you will need to use the Cut, Copy, and Paste options to move the branches before deleting the decision point.
The following example shows how to delete a decision point, without losing any of the grouped steps to the right of the decision point.
This branch shows the unwanted decision point and the other grouped steps to the right.
Cut or copy all the grouped steps you want to keep. Select them all and select Cut or Copy from the shortcut menu, or use the shortcut keys.
Right-click the decision point and click Delete or press the Delete key on your keyboard. You will see a warning about all connected branches being deleted. Click Delete.
With the decision point now deleted, right-click the last group and click Paste, or use the shortcut keys.
The branch is restored to how it was before the decision point was added.
If you delete a branch, any other branches that are connected to it are also deleted. If you delete the first branch of a process, a warning message displays.
There are two ways to delete a whole branch.
Option 1 – Click the ... (ellipses) above the first step of that branch and click Delete branch.
Option 2 – Open the Edit decision dialog and click the X next to the branch you want to delete.