Create swimlanes in an activity diagram

  1. In an activity diagram, drag a Swimlane shape onto the drawing page.

  2. Double-click the shape to add a name and other property values.

  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you've added all the partitions or organizational units you need.

  4. Drag the side selection handles on the Swimlane shapes to make the lanes the size you want.

  5. Drag State, Action State, Object In State and Signal Receipt or Signal Send shapes into the areas defined by the swimlanes and connect them using Control Flow and Object Flow shapes.

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