Create swimlanes in an activity diagram

  1. In an activity diagram (activity diagram: A special case of a statechart diagram in which all of the states are action states and the transitions are triggered by the completion of actions in the source state.), 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.
Applies to:
Visio 2003