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Is it possible to increase the size of a symbol at the database level in ARIS Cloud Advanced please?

To provide some context, we typically use symbols such as Functions, Events and Process Interfaces in our VACD and EPC (row display) models. And many a time, the amount of text that we write inside these symbols runs into several words. While they are visible for the designer, the viewers are not able to see the full text. For example, "Negotiate with Underwriter on Claim Payout Settlement" shows only as "Negotiate with Underwriter on Claim..." for the viewer.

The viewers seem to have no way to see the full text, unless the size of the symbol is increased (since the font size is already at the minimum 8). It is very time consuming for the designers to increase the size of all symbols (even by selecting multiple inside a model in one go), make them of the same size and then realign the connectors, etc. Hence, I was wondering if there is a way to increase the symbol size through a filter or by some other way, so they become bigger by default. Else, is there a way to reduce the font size below 8?

Thanks in advance for letting me know.


Thanks and Regards,

    - Siva.


by Carsten Pitz
Posted on Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:47

Hi Siva,

First a question to better understand your issue.

Is "Negotiate with Underwriter on Claim Payout Settlement" a name or a description of an element?

If it is a name. OK, then the size of the icon must be adapted.

But if it is a descrption I would suggest to generate the documentation instead of using a viewer. This approach has several implication that I regard as improvements.

  1. You are forced to have all information in the model. The model is the single source of truth. The tool manages refactorings and keeps the model integer.
  2. You are forced to version your modeling work. But once this is established reviewers and modelers can refer to a specific fixed version.
  3. You are forced to create reports. That forces you to define which parts in what detail level will be presented to the individual stakeholders. Once this is done and you just have to do it once (you can re-use your report definition in further projects) each stakeholder exactly gets the information he/she requires.

Best regards



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