Designer Release Notes

Full history of all releases and enhancements

We develop our applications in close alignment with the ServiceNow product teams and product roadmaps. The latest Designer release is compatible with all supported ServiceNow versions.

Designer Product Roadmap

Designer V3.3 Preliminary Release Notes (Release Targeted February 2019)

  • Introducing “Repository Filter” to filter Repository Browser search results with Global and Personal settings
  • Introducing “HOP” feature in Content browser to auto-load relationships and content for 1-5 Hops with configurable table and relationship filters
  • Introducing “HOP” feature as a right-click option on shapes
  • Introducing “Sync Name & Indicator” right-click option in Content Browser
  • Introducing an option to use Repository Filter settings on Hop feature
  • Introducing “Select” right-click option in Content browser
  • Introducing “Highlight” right-click option in Content browser
  • Introducing “Process Flow” formatter in Diagrams form
  • Introducing auto-mapping of relationships, where first suggested relationship is automatically selected when connecting two shapes with tables defined
  • Introducing “layer symbol” in Presentation mode to add and display user specific comments on diagram
  • Introducing “Comments” feature in Presentation mode
  • Introducing support for “Container open/close” in Presentation mode
  • Introducing “Auto-selection of relationship type”, where the first relationship type is selected automatically, while creating a relationship between 2 shapes with defined tables 
  • Updating “Designer logo” with a new logo
  • Updating “Presentation mode” overlay symbols layout and design
  • Updating “Presentation mode” loading symbol
  • Fixing “Presentation mode” double URL issue
  • Fixing “Location Symbol” in Archimate 3.0 library
  • Fixing Diagram Save issue when relationships exist with a loose end-point 
  • Fixing issue on “Edit Shape” form, where all data is displayed instead of table-related data
  • Fixing “Class Definitions Display Name” where the selected Display Name field was not used consequently in Repository Browser and Shapes
  • Removing “Edit in Designer” button in Presentation mode
  • Moving User Guide from ServiceNow help file to https://ins-pi.com/kb-designer

 

Designer V3.2 Release Notes

  • Introducing “Visio” import in INSERT ribbon which allows basic Visio layout import
  • Introducing “Visio” export in DIAGRAM/Export ribbon which allows basic Visio layout export
  • Introducing tablet support 1024×768
  • Introducing “Relationship Definitions” table to define styling for relationships
  • Introducing “Relationship Fields” in INSERT ribbon which allows to display up to three different fields on relationships
  • Introducing “Indicator Range” to process a range of values for Indicators
  • Introducing “Auto-save Diagram” option for every 15 minutes to prevent ServiceNow auto-logout
  • Introducing “EAM Dashboard” shape library
  • Updating “Welcome Page” layout and functionality
  • Updating “Private” option change to save value immediately when set in Designer canvas
  • Updating initial Diagram load logic to auto-fit entire Diagram into screen
  • Fixing Indicator styling issue on Containers
  • Fixing Indicator styling issue on Swimlanes
  • Fixing PNG export layout issue in Chrome
  • Fixing “Private” by disabling option for login users who are not the creator
  • Fixing “Blueprints” change save issue in Designer canvas
  • Fixing ACL setting in “State” field to make it visible for Designer Users
  • Fixing Diagram merging under “Edit diagram” option
  • Fixing hyper-link issues in “SVG export”
  • Fixing London styles for tooltips
  • Fixing “Repository Browser” display names accordingly to Class definitions Display Name value
  • Fixing CTLRL+D behavior to avoid creating clones of shapes
  • Removed “asset” role from Designer roles & groups
  • Removed “dependency_view” role from Designer roles & groups

 

Designer V3.1 Release Notes

  • Introducing “Checkout” functionality
  • Introducing “Checkout” field on diagrams table
  • Introducing “Checkout by” field on diagrams table
  • Introducing “Checkout date” field on diagrams table
  • Introducing “Find Window” in right-hand panel
  • Introducing “Relationship Grouping” in right-hand panel
  • Introducing pop-up message when copying “presentation link”
  • Introducing pop-up message when copying “diagram link”
  • Introducing diagram names shown in browser tab in presentation mode
  • Introducing additional pre-defined Indicators & Indicator Breakdowns
  • Replacing “More Shapes” button with an icon in left-hand panel
  • Fixing issue with styling issues when performing bulk changes
  • Fixing issue when replacing multiple shapes
  • Fixing issue with moving content
  • Fixing issue with relationships sticking to connection points
  • Fixing issue with “Show in Designer” when the name contains # symbol
  • Fixing issue with overlay symbols position of shapes
  • Fixing “Saving label” position error
  • Fixing issue where changes in blueprint is not saved in back-end
  • Fixing Firefox and Internet Explorer related issues where shape library is not loading

 

Designer V3.0 Release Notes

  • Introducing “Ribbons” user interface
  • Introducing “Full Screen” mode
  • Introducing “Paging” for Repository Browser search
  • Introducing “Cisco Storage” shape library
  • Introducing “Cisco Switches” shape library
  • Introducing “Cisco Wireless” shape library
  • Introducing “Office” shape library
  • Introducing “Office Clouds” shape library
  • Introducing “Office Communications” shape library
  • Introducing “Office Concepts” shape library
  • Introducing “Office Databases” shape library
  • Introducing “Office Devices” shape library
  • Introducing “Office Security” shape library
  • Introducing “Office Servers” shape library
  • Introducing “Office Services” shape library
  • Introducing “Office Sites” shape library
  • Introducing “Office Users” shape library
  • Introducing “Rack APC” shape library
  • Introducing “Rack Cisco” shape library
  • Introducing “Rack Dell” shape library
  • Introducing “Rack F5” shape library
  • Introducing “Rack General” shape library
  • Introducing “Rack HP” shape library
  • Introducing “Rack IBM” shape library
  • Introducing “Rack Oracle” shape library
  • Introducing “Veeam 2D” shape library
  • Introducing “Veeam 3D” shape library
  • Introducing “Information Object Attribute” shape in UPM·X library to support UPM·X V2.2 data model
  • Introducing auto-creation of Indicator Breakdowns for fields having choice field values
  • Extending “Content Browser” with grouping by an object and relationships type
  • Extending x_inpgh_des_user role with asset role
  • Updating User Guide and snapshots with the latest changes

 

Designer V2.3 Release Notes

  • Introducing configurable “Shape Libraries” with ACL support
  • Introducing “Shape Library” table to define shape libraries
  • Introducing “Shapes” table to define individual shapes with custom styling and stencils to be used in shape libraries
  • Introducing “Shape Libraries” application menu under Designer/Configuration
  • Introducing “Mind Mapping” shape library
  • Introducing “Org Chart” shape library
  • Introducing “UPM·Miscellaneous” shape library
  • Introducing “Swimlanes & Containers” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Analytics” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Application Services” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Artificial Intelligence” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Business Productivity” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Compute” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Contact Center” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Database” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Desktop & App Streaming” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Developer Tools” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Game Development” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS General” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Groups” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Internet of Things” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Management Tools” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Messaging” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Migration” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Mobile Services” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Network & Content Delivery” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS On-Demand Workforce” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS SDK” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Security Identity & Compliance” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS Storage” shape library
  • Introducing “AWS 3D” shape library
  • Introducing “Google Cloud” shape library
  • Introducing “Azure” shape library
  • Introducing “Cisco Buildings” shape library
  • Introducing “Cisco Computers & Peripherals” shape library
  • Introducing “Cisco Controllers & Modules” shape library
  • Introducing “Cisco Directors” shape library
  • Introducing “Cisco Hubs & Gateways” shape library
  • Introducing “Cisco Misc” shape library
  • Introducing “Cisco Modems & Phones” shape library
  • Introducing “Cisco People” shape library
  • Introducing “Cisco Routers” shape library
  • Introducing “Cisco Security” shape library
  • Introducing “Cisco Servers” shape library
  • Introducing “Checking user privileges” message for shape libraries during application launch
  • Introducing “Show in Designer” UI action (button) for Base Configuration item table to show the selected elements related items directly in Designer in a list (for multiple selections) and form view.
  • Increased PNG export resolution in presentation mode
  • Enhancing the list of indicators with alphabetical order
  • Enhancing Shape Library search
  • Enhancing Indicators and Indicator Breakdowns with “Domain Separation”
  • Enhancing Shape Libraries and Shapes with “Domain Separation”
  • Fixing issue when removing selected indicator
  • Removing pop-up window from presentation mode

 

Designer V2.2 Release Notes

  • Introducing “Indicators” to color background, edge and corner for pre-defined measures
  • Introducing “Indicator Legends” which are added bottom left to the diagram
  • Introducing “Indicators table” to define indicators
  • Introducing “Indicator Breakdowns table” to define indicator breakdowns
  • Introducing “Indicators” application menu visible for Designer admin
  • Introducing “Indicators” menu under Extras
  • Introducing overlay symbol on relationships to
  • Introducing “Actor” shape in UPM·X library to support UPM·X V2.0 data model
  • Introducing “Channel” shape in UPM·X library to support UPM·X V2.0 data model
  • Introducing “Component” shape in UPM·X library to support UPM·X V2.0 data model
  • Introducing “Market” shape in UPM·X library to support UPM·X V2.0 data model
  • Introducing “Technical Capability” shape in UPM·X library to support UPM·X V2.0 data model
  • Introducing “Present” button in Elements related list
  • Enhancing “Present” mode with zoom, print, export and edit capabilities
  • Improving performance to support >10.000.000 relationships
  • Updating UI Action “Copy Diagram URL” to include a URL for present mode
  • Removing check of existing relationships when hovering an element
  • Fixing issue where not all relationships between two elements are visible
  • Fixing overlapping of overlay symbols when shape width is <120 pixel
  • Fixing hyper-link icon not visible for shapes without associated tables
  • Fixing auto-correction of relationship directions and anchor points

 

Designer V2.1 Release Notes

  • Introducing “Display Name” field in the class definition table, which will be used as shape name and search field for repository browser
  • Introducing “Welcome Window”
  • Introducing loading status about Designer initialization, shape library, diagram, templates, elements & relationships in Welcome Window
  • Introducing “Load Sync” i.e. check of diagram content against repository data while loading Designer in Welcome Window showing committed and deleted elements & relationships since last save
  • Introducing highlighting of committed and deleted elements & relationships in canvas
  • Introducing categories for diagrams for logical grouping
  • Introducing highlighting relationship when a parent or child shape changes
  • Introducing tooltips on relationships in content browser
  • Enhancing Designer loading performance by replacing sync with async queries
  • Removing PNG & SVG export menu entries from not supported browsers
  • Fixing relationship direction issue for suggested relationships
  • Fixing recognition issue in deleted elements and relationships
  • Fixing issue when duplicating shapes containing a reference to table
  • Fixing tooltips on relationships
  • Fixing tooltips on shapes

 

Designer V2.0 Release Notes

  • Introducing categories for Class definitions for logical grouping
  • Introducing categories for Diagrams for logical grouping
  • Introducing and extending new class definitions including ServiceNow APM and PPM
  • Introducing active true/false option for class definitions to turn-on/off tables in Designer browser
  • Introducing “Auto Layout” option under Extras menu to enable/disable auto layout when loading relationships, references and parent/child
  • Introducing content browser to represent diagram content as list view
  • Introducing a concept to distinguish committed and not committed elements & relationships (CI relationships) in content browser
  • Introducing Elements table to store committed and not committed diagram element content
  • Introducing Relationship table to store committed and not committed diagram relationship content
  • Introducing related lists for elements and relationships as part of a diagram form showing the diagram content
  • Introducing new role “x_inpgh_des.commit” with privilege to commit elements and relationships
  • Introducing “Commit” UI action both on elements and relationships table
  • Introducing Private option on diagrams to hide diagrams from other users
  • Introducing Domain separation support for a diagram, class definition and template tables
  • Introducing image based “network” shape library
  • Introducing “Show Timeline” and “Show Workflow” related links in diagram form
  • Introducing field labels (tooltips) for all fields in ServiceNow forms and lists
  • Introducing new calculated field “#Total Elements” in diagrams table
  • Introducing new calculated field “#Total Relationships” in diagrams table
  • Introducing new calculated field “#Not Committed Elements” in diagrams table
  • Introducing new calculated field “#Not Committed Relationships” in diagrams table
  • Introducing Commit Overview dashboard
  • Introducing Line Jumps
  • Supporting displaying “Display name” instead of “Short Description” instead of “Name” if the field does not exist for shapes
  • Supporting wildcard “*” search in shape library
  • Supporting old diagrams compatibility with content browser
  • Supporting custom images in shapes via style definitions
  • Enhancing Shape Element data form to select table, element, name, notes, expected start & stop date and tooltip
  • Enhancing Shape Relationship data form to select type, name, notes, expected start & stop date and tooltip
  • Renaming “Design Assessment Group” to “Designer – Design Assessment Group”
  • Renaming “Architecture Committee” to “Designer – Architecture Committee”
  • Changing “Related Element” from field type Reference to Document ID, which will allow to relate a diagram to any element
  • Fixing creation of templates including relationships loaded from browser
  • Fixing overlay symbol issue showing up on multiple shapes
  • Fixing new class definition image in the user’s guide
  • Fixing vertical margins in content browser in chrome for windows

 

Designer V1.3 Release Notes

  • Introducing IT4IT shape library and stencils
  • Introducing Matrix Shape to create landscape views
  • Introducing BPMN 2.0 Choreography stencil
  • Introducing pop-up message when trying to save an approved diagram
  • Introducing diagram information in Extras context menu, which adds diagram metadata to the drawing
  • Introducing personal and global templates
  • Introducing Business Model Canvas template
  • Introducing IT4IT legend template and a model example
  • Introducing Header template
  • Introducing Footer template
  • Introducing Approval template
  • Introducing Decline template
  • Introducing Update Required template
  • Introducing Designer Reader role
  • Extending Application Cross-Scope Access privileges with additional tables
  • Fixing IE11 bug
  • Fixing UPM·X shape resize bug
  • Fixing browser search issue

 

Designer V1.2 Release Notes

  • Compatibility with the latest ServiceNow Istanbul release
  • Introduced ServiceNow shape library
  • Introducing Overview Dashboard showing diagram status
  • Introducing overlay symbol with direct hyperlink to the element form
  • Introducing overlay symbol for custom hyperlinks (shows element form hyperlink by default)
  • Introducing overlay symbol to load reference fields (shown as blue relationships with name of reference field)
  • Renaming overlay symbol tooltip to load relationships to “Show related elements”
  • Renaming overlay symbol tooltip to load parent/child to “Show parent/child”
  • Improving performance to support >500.000 relationships
  • Improving speed to load relationships on demand
  • Extending Application Cross-Scope Access privileges with additional tables
  • Supporting List V3 for Open & Present UI action in Diagrams table
  • Fixing UPM·X shape height & width scaling

 

Designer V1.1 Release Notes

  • Introducing new tab browser which includes the repository browser with table search and results
  • Introducing 2 step Diagram approval workflow
  • Introducing Class definition table
  • Introducing Class definition table which defines the available tables for table search
  • Introducing Class definition table which supports style, width and height definitions for shapes
  • Introducing Class definitions for 64 tables including UPM·X
  • Introducing overlay symbol to load relationships (from cmdb_ci_rel table)
  • Introducing overlay symbol to load parent/child (from parent reference field)
  • Improving overall performance for search results
  • Fixing Internet Explorer issue with table search in repository browser
  • Fixing column width fixed for table shape

 

Designer V1.0 Release Notes

  • Initial release