BMS 3.1

Note: Modelpedia 3.1 is compatible with Modeler 8.0.5 and above.

New features and enhancements

1.     New platform capability to configure APIs for published websites.

2.    Several enhancements to Modeler:

1. Allows only locally cached libraries to be taken offline and not teamwork libraries.

2. Fixed issue that did not allow checking out a repository model to a teamwork folder when the model name contained a full stop.

3. Fixed issue where the user was allowed to set itself in both ‘Can See’ and ‘Seen by’ fields within authorisation dialog resulting in an error.

3.    Several enhancements to Modelpedia :

1. Improved the presentation of all the tabs in Change History.

2. Improved the Active Directory synchronization of user groups.

3. Enhancements to superseded item email notifications.

4. Fixed issues with conflicting or outdated notifications on the same item.

5. Minor enhancements to the LDS bulk upload feature.

6. Improved horizontal scrolling in the Grid View under tabs in the main area.

7. Performance and memory improvements to large website initialization.

4.    Several general fixes :

1. Fixed error that occurred while inserting a reference in a diagram shape.  (SUPPORT-6763)

2. Resolved issue where the website initialization fails when RMU is enabled. (SUPPORT-6663) (SUPPORT-6647)

3. Addressed the issue where unclear message is displayed when loading teamwork libraries with clashes. (SUPPORT-6451)

4. Resolved issue where repository user picker did not allow selecting unique users. (SUPPORT-6511)

5. Fixed issue with publishing failure when the item name contains a symbol. (SUPPORT-6491)

6. Resolved issue where the library name was replaced by it's id upon publishing. (SUPPORT-6325)

7. Added a new property type so that an area under the truncated description can contain rich text. (SUPPORT-6178)

8. Resolved the issue where the option ‘Remove from working layer’ when in Change Management was disabled. (SUPPORT-2433)

9. Fixed issue with user specific permission. (SUPPORT-6774)

10.Fixed issue with Server User Statistics to generate daily usage statistics. (SUPPORT-6398)

Patch 2

Minor Change

Resolved the issue relating to saved passwords when Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) users log in to Modelpedia. Users who save their login details (i.e. user name and password) will now be able to log in to Modelpedia successfully in the first attempt.  (SUPPORT-7636)


BMS 3.0.5 (Enhancement Release)

Minor Changes and Enhancements

  1. Introduced LDS bulk upload and user export feature to enable the bulk creation and management of LDS user accounts. 

  2. Several minor fixes relating to the Change Management feature, including: 

    1. Fixed issue preventing signed off Change Requests from being removed from the development library when teamwork is enabled (SUPPORT 6585)

    2. Reinstated right click menu options

  3. Several enhancements to task lists, including:

    1. Introduced new "My Created" list within the task list

    2. Ensured last action is always a user action and not a system action

    3. Removed "Action" column from task lists as it contained duplicate information

    4. Change Management Task creator is now set to be the CR owner and not the System. 

  4. Several general fixes:

    1. Fixed issue preventing a teamwork administrator who did not check out the teamwork library from checking it back in (SUPPORT-6471) 

    2. Made library entry indicator and colors consistent

    3. Addressed unexpected behavior where App Config Control  unexpectedly switches type to mapped alias name (SUPPORT-6329)

    4. Addressed issue preventing old published websites from being deleted (SUPPORT-6316, SUPPORT-5956)

    5. Resolved issue that resulted in disabled admin users receiving notifications when the Modelpedia licence is expired (SUPPORT-6202)

    6. Fixed missing labels on print options (SUPPORT-6132)

    7. Improved handling of circular item scopes that previously resulted in published library website errors (SUPPORT-5959)

    8. Addressed issue where Modelpedia Contributors could grant Modelpedia Contributor or Viewer access to other users. (SUPPORT-5886)

    9. Resolved further instances which could cause Active Directory synchronization job to fail (SUPPORT-5842)

    10. Fixed Active Directory synchronization when user details contain non standard characters (SUPPORT-5996)

    11. Fixed error preventing Action Logs from being opened when they contain non standard characters (SUPPORT-5977)

    12. Resolved run time error caused by using Business Process Diagram selection tool within a Business Process Area Diagram

    13. Improved load time of notifications list

    14. Introduced unsupported browser message

Patch 18 (P2.3.4.47)

Minor changes and enhancements

  1. Addressed issues with revision markup (RMU) in both published websites and reports that caused some bold faced titles within rich text losing their styling when RMU highlights a change within the title (SUPPORT-6053, SUPPORT-6217, SUPPORT-6332) 
  2. Addressed issue with process step list causing spacing to be removed (SUPPORT-6217)

  3. Fixed issue causing an "unexpected error" message when attempting to view the process steps list tab for a business process diagram (SUPPORT-6217)

  4. Improved Change Management functions "All items for BPAD" and "All items for BPD" to include related Business Rules,embedded Images and embedded hyperlinked items within description fields. Also improved the "Check Promotion Errors" report to check for broken relationships.  (SUPPORT-5575)


Patch 16 (P2.3.4.45)

Minor Changes and Enhancements

  1. Resolved AD Sync failure due to non standard characters (SUPPORT-5996)
  2. Resolved error preventing error logs from being opened when they contain non standard characters (SUPPORT-5977)

  3. Adjusted authorisation permissions so that only users with higher permission levels may grant Model Contributor and Model Viewer access. (SUPPORT-5886)

  4. Improved handling of duplicated users when undertaking AD sync (SUPPORT-5842)

  5. Resolved issue causing Revision Mark up to erroneously mark up "External links" panel and Work Instructions when there has been no change. (SUPPORT-5643)

  6. Revised change management functions to ensure all items are included in promotion and integrity checks are more comprehensive (SUPPORT-5575)

  7. Resolved issue where publishing report may apply the wrong style to numbered lists. (SUPPORT-5195)

BMS 3.0 (Initial Release)

Please refer to the BMS 3.0 Product Release for further information. 

Major Features

Single Sign-on

Forget remembering. Simplify access and permission management by enabling users to login using their corporate login credentials. 


Shortcuts for rapid access. Create and maintain your own list of shortcuts to items for quick access through just a single click. 

Risks & Controls

Embedded controls to manage risk. Ensure risks are managed by embedding controls into operating procedures and processes. 

Process Compare

Uncover best practice. Streamline and improve processes by identifying variations to discover best practices.

Periodic Review Workflow

Remain current and compliant. Schedule periodic reviews for stakeholders to review, revise and approve your business processes. 

Change Approval Workflow

Facilitate stakeholder buy-in. Use the change approval workflow to ensure that all changes are reviewed and approved. 

Tasks & Notifications

Be informed and on top of tasks. Select items to 'watch' to receive automatic notifications when changes are made. Create tasks and send notifications to stakeholders to review, approve, provide feedback or confirm changes. 

Minor Features and Enhancements

  1. Undo on diagrams now works as expected [SUPPORT-5958]
  2. Resolved instances where hot spots were not aligned to diagram nodes [SUPPORT-5952, SUPPORT-5614]
  3. Improved controls and warning on disable teamwork option [SUPPORT-5879]
  4. Improved tasks functionality [SUPPORT-5855]
  5. Introduced Holocentric Single Sign on Capability [SUPPORT-5785]
  6. Resolved issue preventing the search box in Modelpedia from closing [SUPPORT-5680]
  7. Resolved compatibility issue with CM Update - Report links when viewed with IE11 [SUPPORT-5640]
  8. Resolved issue where copying a diagram with grouped items could break model integrity [SUPPORT-5637]
  9. Resolved issue where change history dashboard was showing the type's 'name' instead of label for deleted items [SUPPORT-5611]
  10. Process Swim Lane label now shows process role name instead of alias [SUPPORT-5594]
  11. Addressed issues that could cause Process Analysis to freeze Modeler including process step path labels now display when editing scenario conditions and improved speed to display "Show Scenarios"  in Process Diagrams.  [SUPPORT-5591]
  12. Incorporated the ability to promote Business Rules and Systems using Change Management [SUPPORT-5575, SUPPORT-5410]
  13. Improved resilience of teamwork function when used in environments that experience network interruptions [SUPPORT-5559, SUPPORT-5451]
  14. Resolved issue where Portal service is prevented from connecting to the repository, resulting in a 'licence limit exceeded' message.  [SUPPORT-5507]
  15. The Check Working Layer Items Change Management report now no longer incorrectly displays items that are contained in Change Requests which have been signed-off and are in the Production layer [SUPPORT-5440]
  16. Fixed error causing XdummyX when item is dragged and dropped into a change request [SUPPORT-5306, SUPPORT-4651]
  17. Introduced the ability to create a hyperlink to the latest "Draft" published website [SUPPORT-5296, SUPPORT-4722]
  18. Diagrams will now display in organisation function views even when it is not the first tab page [SUPPORT-5276]
  19. Improved Modelpedia's ability to initialise websites with a large number of items [SUPPORT-5209]
  20. Publishing report ordered list styles are now consistent with paragraph styles [SUPPORT-5195]
  21. Resolved issue causing diagrams to resize incorrectly on refresh [SUPPORT-5189]
  22. Users are now prevented from enabling tools in read only diagrams by expanding and collapsing the shapes palette   [SUPPORT-5016]
  23. Resolved issue causing overridden data sources within report views to revert back [SUPPORT-5009]
  24. Clicking the diagram preview in a diagram lightbox now consistently opens the diagram [SUPPORT-4927, SUPPORT-4681]
  25. Resolved occurrence of run time error when using Find/Replace in Modeler. [SUPPORT-4844]
  26. Resolved 'object not found' errors when two users change the same authorisation [SUPPORT-4831, SUPPORT-4830]
  27. User-defined child relationships in Modelpedia tree content are now sorted [SUPPORT-4821]
  28. Lightbox with Grid Controls now display generated Data Source content [SUPPORT-4820]
  29. Resolved instance where read only controls may appear as editable [SUPPORT-4810]
  30. Newly created'person' items are now always categorised within the type view [SUPPORT-4727]
  31. Modeler has been made responsive when indexing libraries on first load. [SUPPORT-4617]

Patch 1 (D7.3.5, S7.3.4.6)

Minor Features and Enhancements

  1. The Change Management reports All Items Related To BPAD and All Items Related To BPD now include items that are hyperlinked to in rich text fields and images embedded in rich text field (SUPPORT-5575)

  2. The Check Working Layer Items Change Management report displays items that are contained in Change Requests which have been signed-off and are in the Production layer (SUPPORT-5440)

  3. Added Check Promotion Errors Change Management report (SUPPORT-3964)

  4. Change Management Check Promotion Errors report links open when using Internet Explorer 11 (SUPPORT-5640)


Patch 7 (D7.5.2, S7.5.2.4)

Minor Changes and Enhancements

  1. The Change Management reports All Items Related To BPAD and All Items Related To BPD now include items that are hyperlinked to in rich text fields and images embedded in rich text field (SUPPORT-5575)
  2. The Check Working Layer Items Change Management report displays items that are contained in Change Requests which have been signed-off and are in the Production layer (SUPPORT-5440)
  3. Added Check Promotion Errors Change Management report (SUPPORT-3964)
  4. Change Management Check Promotion Errors report links open when using Internet Explorer 11 (SUPPORT-5640)
  5. Greatly improved the speed of showing Path Analysis paths and scenarios in large models (SUPPORT-5591)
  6. Diagrams remain flagged as unchanged when showing Path Analysis paths and scenarios (SUPPORT-5591)

Patch 15 (P2.3.4.39)

Minor Changes and Enhancements

  1. Modelpedia handles the synchronisation of duplicate users when Active Directory users have been deleted and renamed (SUPPORT-5545)
  2. Modelpedia synchronises Active Directory users successfully in a multi-domain environment when identical group names exist in several synchronised domains (SUPPORT-5546)

Patch 4 (P2.5.2.7)

Minor Changes and Enhancements

  1. When the Modelpedia service account is a local Windows user and the license key is a Named License key, Modelpedia published websites are accessible through the Latest link (SUPPORT-5327) (SUPPORT-5507) (SUPPORT-5495)

Known Issues, Warnings and Limitations

  1. The Modelpedia service account must be added to the Licensed User Group if using a Named License key

Patch 2 (P2.5.2.5)

Fixes and Minor Enhancements

  1. Improved Modeler compatibility with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 when connecting to Modelpedia (SUPPORT-5264)

  2. Improved Modelpedia's ability to initialise websites with a large number of items (SUPPORT-5209)

  3. Enhanced error detection and correction on Modelpedia allows for corrupted structural models to load and be recovered

  4. Improved Modelpedia's handling of concurrent operations

Patch 1 (P2.5.2.5)

Fixes and Minor Enhancements


  1. Light boxes can be opened in Internet Explorer 8 after opening a diagram from within a light box (SUPPORT-4927)
  2. Process diagrams can be navigated to via their preview images in light boxes in Chrome (SUPPORT-4681, SUPPORT-4927)


  1. By default, Chrome browser 37.0.2062.103 m renders some fonts differently to previous versions. This affects some fonts in Modelpedia, as well as many other websites. In order to revert the fonts to their correct defaults, perform the following:
    1. Open the Flags configuration in Chrome by navigating to chrome://flags/
    2. Disable DirectWrite (click the Enable link so that it reads Disable, as below)
    3. Restart Chrome by closing it or clicking on the Relaunch Now button

Known Issues, Warnings and Limitations

  1. Users cannot delete permission granting Context Authority Roles (CAR) which they are a member of, if deleting the CAR would result in the user’s loss of the delete permission
  2. Search inputs in Modeler no longer recognise regular expression (regex) strings, but accept wildcards (*) instead
  3. User visibility has been adjusted so that two members of a group cannot see each other, unless they are also members of the same organisation
  4. The Users page in the Administration Portal may not be available when there are more than 20,000 Modelpedia users registered on the server
  5. In the Modeler Repository Workspace, any user property windows which are open when the Repository Explorer’s Show All Areas option is toggled will be closed
  6. Times recorded in Modeler may be out by an hour. Due to the manner in which systems times are recorded in Windows, it is possible that the daylight savings modifier on timestamps has been dropped or incorrectly added. Owing to the nature of the issue, it is impossible to automatically determine and correct the time offset
  7. Only one library can be published on a Modelpedia server at a time. Other publication requests will be queued and processed in the order in which they were received
  8. Only one published library can be initialised at a time. Other libraries which need to be initialised are queued and processed when the current initialisation process is completed
  9. Toggling status colours for published Modelpedia websites only affects the appearance of the names of items in the Types and Catalog views. Diagrams appear in published form exactly as presented in Modeler
  10. When switching between full screen and windowed mode in browsers, it is possible that diagram tabs may become desynchronised from their intended positions and wander off the screen. Performing a refresh of the web browser will revert the tabs to their correct positions
  11. External Document References to files (file://) do not open in Chrome browser. This Chrome browser limitation can be worked around by installing browser plugins
  12. As in previous versions of Modelpedia, when using any versions of Internet Explorer greater than 9, the Modelpedia server must be added to trusted sites in order to be able to open External Document Reference links to network drive locations (\\servername\)
  13. Changing published libraries’ Release states and Show Revisions settings will cause the cache for the published library to reset, making the next visit to the site slightly slower
  14. Hyperlink labels which exceed 72 characters are truncated
  15. Adding compressed (.zip files) to libraries as Content can cause the libraries to fail publication
  16. Using large JPEG images in models can cause degraded publishing performance and increase published content size, and is therefore not recommended. Use smaller images of the BMP or PNG type instead of JPEG where possibl

Patch 13 (P2.3.4.37)

Fixes and Minor Enhancements

  1. Users can update existing authorisations, provided that they have the authorisations applicable to perform the update (SUPPORT-4830)
  2. Modelpedia records more specific and meaningful messages to the Event Log if errors occur (SUPPORT-5134)
  3. The Database Clean function in the Modelpedia Administration Portal removes all deleted libraries, deleted libraries history and deleted published libraries (SUPPORT-4990, SUPPORT-5072)
  4. The Modelpedia Clean function does not require a version and will always work on the latest model version. More meaningful messages are also provided (SUPPORT-4990, SUPPORT-5072)
  5. Improved Modelpedia server memory usage and handling (SUPPORT-4921)
  6. Moving content areas into other content areas results in the content area appearing only in the target location
  7. Improved Modelpedia locking and concurrency functions


  1. While the database clean-up operation removes unneeded data from the database, the database’s actual size on the disk will not decrease until a shrink operation is performed on the database in question. This must be executed on the database directly by the database administrator
  2. Directory synchronisation results are not displayed on the synchronisation screen, but instead are shown in the Logs tab
  3. Results of the Clean function are shown in the Logs tab


There are no new compatibility notes in this release. Please refer to the Holocentric website for a complete listing.

Known Issues, Warnings and Limitations

  1. It is not possible to undo database clean-ups. It is recommended that backups be made before commencing, so that the database can be replaced by the backup should a reversion be desired
  2. A database clean-up job cannot run concurrently with any other type of queued job. Clean-up jobs will wait until there are no other jobs running before beginning, and no other jobs will begin while the clean-up job is in progress
  3. Clean-up jobs are resource intensive and may cause performance issues on the Modelpedia server while they are running. It is recommended that clean-up operations be conducted outside of peak usage hours
  4. There is a small chance that model check-ins may fail while a clean-up job is running. It is recommended that clean-up operations be conducted outside of peak usage hour