Available in Modeler's Design mode, token simulation helps you to get a deeper understanding of the BPMN execution semantic and allows you to play, pause, and step through a process just like a BPMN 2.0 compliant engine would.
Token simulation is a BPMN learning tool, not a fully featured BPMN engine.
If you are developing your process and want to validate how exactly it would execute on Camunda, give Play a try.
First, open your BPMN diagram in Modeler and switch to Design mode.
To turn the feature on/off, use the Token Simulation toggle (or the keyboard shortcut
T inside the canvas). The modeling features will not work while you are in token simulation mode.
The simulation can be started by triggering an event using the corresponding button:
Token simulation palette
The palette on the left side provides the following controls:
- Play/pause simulation
- Reset simulation
- Show simulation log
Animation speed palette
The speed of the simulation can be changed using the controls in the bottom palette: