Processes can be visually structured by using pools and lanes. Pools and lanes are swimlanes with a label that is placed behind the process logic. Swimlanes have a horizontal orientation and can have a colored border.

Swimlanes are available for all process kinds and are typically used to visualize organizations, roles, responsibility assignments or systems for process elements or sections of process logic.

If you select a pool or lane, you can widened or narrowed it by dragging the handle below or move it by dragging the top handle. The position of process elements lying outside the modified lane are not adjusted accordingly.

You will also get access to the Lane Quick Action Menu if you select a pool/lane, where you can do the following actions:


Delete the selected lane/pool.

Edit Label:

Edit the label of the selected lane/pool.

Create Lane:

Only available on pools

Create a new embedded lane inside the selected pool.


Please note, that pools and lanes do not have any syntactical meaning whatsoever; their purpose is purely semantical. A pool or lane is not a container that elements are placed in or associated with. They are simply a structured “coloring” of the process’ background; they do not grow or shrink when you change the processes logic and need to be adjusted manually.