Modeler won't allow a flow across swim lanes?

Hey Community!

Long time BPMer, new to Camunda! Was just exploring the modeler and getting used to it.

Any idea why it wouldn’t allow a flow to pass over across swim lanes?

It does allow when it is a regular activity, just not when it’s a decision gateway.

Using Version 4.6.0 (

This looks more like three participants stacked one on another. Correct me if I’m wrong.

I’ve tested this with one participant and three pools and it works correctly.

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Hi @vikkee,

these are the elements to create swimlanes:

Hope this helps, Ingo


@vikkee seems like you have attached two “Create Pool/Participant” element in the model, as it creates 2 different process and thus will not allow you to flow sequences between processes.

As @Ingo_Richtsmeier suggested, follow the elements to create swimlanes in order to connect sequences between lanes.

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@aravindhrs @Ingo_Richtsmeier @barmac Great, thank you for your lovely feedback. I have indeed tried to create more than one pool thinking that I was adding a lane.