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Modeling Documentation

Models and related resources for the Living Systems® Server, are created in an integrated development environment called Living Systems® Process Design Suite (PDS). The environment gives you access to tools for modeling of business processes, communication with LSPS Servers, development of your custom application, etc.


Note: If you install the LSPS Repository, you can generate the LSPS Server EAR with sources of the Application User Interface and modify them. For further information, refer to the development guide. and for instructions on how set up your own application server with the LSPS Application, refer to the deployment guide.

This guide focuses on the features related to the PDS environment and generally does not contain information on customization of the LSPS Application User Interface, the concepts related to GO-BPMN, or the Expression Language: refer to the respective guides for such information.

Running Process Design Suite

After you have installed the PDS Enterprise Edition, run the Process Design Suite:

  1. Go to <LSPS_HOME>.
  2. Run the lsps-design binary for your platform:
    • lsps-design.exe and on Windows with 32-bit architectures
    • lsps-design_64.exe on Windows with 64-bit architectures
    • Process Design Suite on Mac
    • lsps-design on Linux
  3. In the Workspace Launcher dialog box, choose a workspace directory and click OK.

    If the chosen workspace folder does not exist, it will be created. A workspace is a folder, where the resources stored during the session are located. Its content is reflected in the workbench.

    Workspace Launcher dialog
    If you are starting PDS in a new workspace, PDS displays the Welcome page with links to perspectives, documents, and other PDS resources.

Welcome page
You can display it at any point from the main menu Help > Welcome item.

Note: If the Welcome command is disabled, open a Process Design Suite perspective: go to Window > Open Perspective > Other and in the Open Perspective dialog box, click a Process Design Suite perspective.