Blueprint Release Notes

These notes provide an overview of new features implemented in each version of Blueprint along with any important upgrade advisories and resolved issues.

They also outline known issues you may experience while using a specific version of Blueprint and any applicable workarounds.

Blueprint 12.3

What's New
  • Common Object Model (COM) Editor – Users can edit the application, action, and parameters associated with steps in Digital Blueprints. During an import from RPA Tools, the applications/commands/parameters are converted and populated into COM.  Similarly on export of a Digital Blueprint, the applications/commands/parameters are converted populated to the target RPA tool. This allows RPA developers to get a head start on completing their automations.
  • Intelligent Process Conversion – This feature introduced in Blueprint 12.3 enables users to simplify complex and technical processes into a more readable format that is understandable for the average business user. It does this by merging related steps of the process together, combining images, and generating easier-to-understand labels for the steps.
  • Quality Dashboard – To better inform decisions, prioritization, and migration of process automations, Blueprint 12.3 introduces a Quality Dashboard that provides detailed information for processes including number of steps, decisions, includes, and images. This is provided for individual processes, and also in aggregate. 
  • Deprecation of Email Replies – Due to the deprecation of Basic Authentication for IMAP by Microsoft in 2021, replying to @-mentions via email is no longer supported in Blueprint 12.3.
  • Applications represented in COM (vs. artifacts) – With the introduction of COM, the association of steps with the applications they invoke is now defined via the COM editor.  As a result, RPA import no longer creates Application artifacts for this purpose.   
  • UX Enhancements
    • Global Actions - The top row of buttons in the Explorer panel, also known as Global Actions, has been simplified in Blueprint 12.3 to optimize usability. The Global Actions bar has been reduced to the most used actions including Open Project, New Artifact, and More. The More option contains all the actions previously found in the Global Actions bar, such as all import actions, update, Publish All, etc.
    • Sticky Artifact Toolbar – The artifact toolbar is now anchored on screen, regardless of the depth of scrolling a user performs on an artifact, enabling users to perform any action without having to scroll back to the top to access the toolbar.
    • History Tab Toggle – The History tab in the Utility panel can be disabled by administrators in the Administration Portal to maintain a cleaner UI.
    • Import RPA Toggle – Blueprint Instance Administrators can enable and disable specific RPA tool imports to specify which RPA tools their users can import process automations from.
    • Load Project – The Load Project button has been removed from the Artifact Header and moved to the Explorer Panel to provide a more intuitive user experience.  
    • Reuse Indicators – Artifacts with reuse relationships marked suspect now have only a single Reuse Indicator that appears in red. In the Relationships tab, all Reuse Reconciliation options have been consolidated into one menu under this Reuse Indicator.
      For more information on these UX changes, see the UX Changes in Blueprint 12.3 article.
Resolved Issues
  • Legacy Blueprint diagrams converted into Blueprint 12.3 models preserve and convert numeric properties correctly (Issue #25034)
  • Blueprint’s integration with Microsoft ALM no longer introduces extraneous characters when artifacts are synced with Microsoft ALM (Issue #24487)
Known Workarounds
  • When adding Windows users as was performed in legacy Blueprint, you might have to select the “Use Legacy Domain Name” setting for the new Blueprint experience.
Upgrade Advisories
  • Blueprint 12.3 is an opt-in release. Administrators must contact the Blueprint Support team using the Blueprint Community to have their production and staging environments upgraded to Blueprint 12.3. 
Browser Advisory

For optimal performance and application experience, the latest version of Google Chrome is recommended for use with Blueprint.

If you require further assistance, or if you have encountered a problem that is not listed above, please submit a support case using the Blueprint Community

Blueprint 12.2

What's New
  • Common Object Model (COM) – With this release Blueprint is introducing a Common Object Model (COM) for process automation. This model holds a broad range of actions and their parameters for popular industry applications and application types. The COM allows Blueprint to serve as an automation “hub” facilitating the precise design and interchange of processes among a wide range of process-based platforms such as RPA tools, process mining tools, and task capture tools, to name a few. 
  • Artifact Editor UX Enhancements – The top row of buttons in the artifact editor has been redesigned to improve access to commonly-used functionality and save screen real estate. For more information, watch the short video in the Blueprint User Interface article.
  • Utility Panel UX Enhancements – The description field in Blueprint’s Utility Panel has been significantly increased to promote visibility and improve editing. The Utility Panel can also now be manually expanded in terms of width to enable improved viewing and editing of all context within the Utility Panel such as relationships, discussions, attachments, and version history.
  • Chrome Spellcheck – Chrome Spellcheck – Chrome’s built-in spellcheck feature for the browser – is now enabled in Blueprint, allowing it to function and spell check content in all rich text fields across the solution.
  • Open a Project – When new users log into Blueprint for the very first time, the Open Project modal is automatically displayed to enable them to access the project of interest quicker.
  • Import from Word – Font faces in Word are mapped to the most similar font available in Blueprint.
  • List View rebranded to Descendants View – What was formerly labelled and referred to as List view in Blueprint 12.2 and prior, has now been changed to Descendants view to provide a more intuitive and user-friendly experience
Resolved Issues
  • Single-line, rich text property data is no longer blocked with a scroll bar in Microsoft Edge when IE Mode is disabled (Issue #25316)
  • Using Blueprint’s REST API Post requests with text in angled brackets or carriage returns/newlines are translated correctly (Issue #24766)
Known Workarounds
  • If Generating a Word document using the default document template WordExportTemplate.docx and images are only partially exported, templates from and after Blueprint v11.1 should be used to avoid this issue
Upgrade Advisories
  • Blueprint 12.2 is an opt-in release. Administrators must contact the Blueprint Support team using the Blueprint Community to have their production and staging environments upgraded to Blueprint 12.2. 
Browser Advisory

For optimal performance and application experience, the latest version of Google Chrome is recommended for use with Blueprint.

If you require further assistance, or if you have encountered a problem that is not listed above, please submit a support case using the Blueprint Community

Blueprint 12.1

What's New
  • Import Bots from Automation Anywhere – Blueprint can now ingest multiple bots from Automation Anywhere V11 at once, and reverse engineer them into the Blueprint platform to create Digital Blueprints. Both .aapkg and .zip files can be imported where bot files are mapped to process artifacts, documents in AA are mapped to document artifacts, and folders are converted to folder artifacts in Blueprint. Metabots are also mapped into documents and Digital Blueprints.
  • Import Bots from UiPath - Blueprint also now ingests bots from UiPath and reverse engineers them into the Blueprint platform to create Digital Blueprints. .xaml files can be imported with parent processes linked to children process in Blueprint upon a successful upload.
  • Excel Update – In Blueprint, users can now export multiple artifacts to Excel, modify those artifacts in that Excel file, and then upload it into Blueprint using the Excel Update feature to see those changes reflected in the platform.
  • Import from Word – PDDs (Process Design Documents) and any other type of Microsoft Word files can now be imported into Blueprint and automatically converted into textual requirement artifacts.
Known Limitations
  • Import from Word is not supported for non-English Microsoft Word documents
  • If an Excel Update operation takes longer than 2 minutes to execute, an error message is displayed, however the Excel Update is executed and completed behind the scenes
  • Import from Word may extend a hyperlink across long areas of text in a Textual Requirement.
Upgrade Advisories
  • Blueprint 12.1 is an opt-in release. Administrators must contact the Blueprint Support team using the Blueprint Community to have their production and staging environments upgraded to Blueprint 12.1. 
Browser Advisory

For optimal performance and application experience, the latest version of Google Chrome is recommended for use with Blueprint.

If you require further assistance, or if you have encountered a problem that is not listed above, please submit a support case using the Blueprint Community

Blueprint 12.0

What's New
  • RPA Platform Migration – Blueprint can now ingest bots from Automation Anywhere V11, Blue Prism, and UiPath and reverse engineer them into the Blueprint platform to create a Digital Blueprint. From there, automations can be consolidated into one system of record, or be further optimized and exported into any other leading RPA tool.
  • Instance Security Settings - Administrators can now configure additional instance security settings like enabling password recovery, password change cooldown timing, and password expiration settings.
Resolved Issues
  • Shapes that don’t exist in Blueprint when importing Visio .vsdx files are now correctly mapped in Blueprint as images and don’t produce any errors (Issue #24730)
Upgrade Advisories
  • As of version 12.0, Blueprint now supports Microsoft Edge v85 and above.
  • Blueprint 12.0 is an opt-in release. Administrators must contact the Blueprint Support team using the Blueprint Community to have their production and staging environments upgraded to Blueprint 12.0. 
Browser Advisory

For optimal performance and application experience, the latest version of Google Chrome is recommended for use with Blueprint.

If you require further assistance, or if you have encountered a problem that is not listed above, please submit a support case using the Blueprint Community

Blueprint 11.4

What's New
  • Active Directory – Administrators can now set up an integration between Blueprint and you Active Directory through a default or custom integration settings to create and sync Blueprint users.
  • Federated Authentication Settings - Administrators can use Federated Authentication Settings to configure third-party authentication platforms into Blueprint.
  • Digital Blueprints – Processes in Blueprint are now separated into Digital Blueprint and non-Digital Blueprints. Digital Blueprints have access to Process-Text mode, Walkthrough, User Story Generation, and exporting to RPA tools. Users can now also convert existing processes to Digital Blueprints individually or in bulk.
  • Import & Export Projects – Administrators in Blueprint can now export their projects into a .zip file with either all project data or just the administration configuration.
  • Convert Custom Properties to Standard Properties – Blueprint users with the corresponding permissions can now convert Custom Properties to Standard Properties.
  • Pre-loaded Instance Configuration - When you install Blueprint, your instance comes pre-packaged with the template projects, artifact types, properties, and users you need to get started.
Implemented Enhancement Requests
  • Active Directory users can now be automatically synced with Blueprint (Issue #314900 and #321578)
  • Blueprint now supports automatic configuration of Federated Authentication Settings through SAML 2.0 metadata (Issue #317768)
Upgrade Advisories
  • SQL Server 2012 is no longer supported for Blueprint 11.4 and on.
  • Blueprint 11.4 is an opt-in release. Administrators must contact the Blueprint Support team using the Blueprint Community to have their production and staging environments upgraded to Blueprint 11.4. 
Browser Advisory

For optimal performance and application experience, the latest version of Google Chrome is recommended for use with Blueprint.

If you require further assistance, or if you have encountered a problem that is not listed above, please submit a support case using the Blueprint Community

Preview Features
  • New Impact Analysis

Blueprint 11.3

What's New
  • Efficiently Add Screenshots to a Process - Quickly and easily copy and paste images into process steps for any Process artifact by using Ctrl + V (or Cmd + V on Mac).
  • Compare to Latest Version - When accessing Blueprint assets from Digital Blueprints or exported project files, users are directed to that precise version of the asset. If the asset has changed or has been updated in Blueprint, you have the option to open the latest version or compare that version of the artifact to the latest version, and visualize exactly what has changed.
  • Add Windows Users - You can now add Windows users to Blueprint from your Active Directory. You can search for specific users from Active Directory to add, or add them in bulk using their email addresses.
  • Add Windows Groups - You can now add Windows groups to Blueprint from your Active Directory.
Implemented Enhancement Requests
  • You can now add Windows users to Blueprint using a comma-delimited list of email addresses. (Issue # 406183)
Known Limitations
  • When a legacy Blueprint diagram has no text or characters in a text box, the diagram cannot be converted into a model in the new Blueprint experience. To avoid this issue, enter text or even a space in the text box in the legacy Blueprint diagram before converting.
  • Using Ctrl + V (or Cmd + V on Mac) to paste an image from a browser that was copied by right-clicking and selecting Copy from the contextual menu, will not allow you to paste that image to a process. To avoid this issue users could paste the image into a Word file and then copy and paste that into the process, or simply use the existing Upload functionality.
Upgrade Advisories
  • Blueprint 11.3 is an opt-in release. Administrators must contact the Blueprint Support team using the Blueprint Community to have their production and staging environments upgraded to Blueprint 11.3. 
Browser Advisory

For optimal performance and application experience, the latest version of Google Chrome is recommended for use with Blueprint.

If you require further assistance, or if you have encountered a problem that is not listed above, please submit a support case using the Blueprint Community

Preview Features
  • Change Dashboard
  • Impact Analysis Dashboard
  • Personal Dashboard
  • FortressIQ Import

Blueprint 11.2

New features in this release include integrations with Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere, and Microsoft Power Automate to scale and streamline your RPA (Robotic Process Automation) efforts. Key improvements have also been made to the Administration Portal that now enable you to complete all user access management directly in Blueprint 11.2. 

Also in this release, we're introducing the term Digital Blueprints. Digital Blueprints encompass everything you need to efficiently and effectively deliver business solutions for your digital transformation. A typical Digital Blueprint includes detailed process flows, functional and non-functional requirements, user stories, compliance and regulatory requirements, and both functional and acceptance tests among other critical information for successful solution delivery. They can be used to drive a number of digital transformation use cases such as RPA, LoCode-NoCode development, the migration of legacy applications, custom development, or for commercial off the shelf technology implementations.

What's New
  • Export a Digital Blueprint to Blue Prism - Easily design and optimize processes and then upload your Digital Blueprints into Blue Prism for accelerated and higher-quality bot development. Communicate all key enterprise context by tracing Processes to constraints like business rules, policies, controls, and NFRs to de-risk automation initiatives.
  • Export a Digital Blueprint to Automation Anywhere - Seamlessly capture, model, and improve processes in Blueprint and then automatically push them to Automation Anywhere along with any connected enterprise constraints such as traces or attachments for higher-quality and accelerated bot development at scale. Digital Blueprints can be automatically pushed into Automation Anywhere Enterprise A2019 or uploaded into Automation Anywhere V11. 
  • Export a Digital Blueprint to Microsoft Power Automate - In Blueprint 11.2, you can scale your RPA efforts and jump-start enhanced robot development by uploading aligned and prioritized business processes in the form of Digital Blueprints into Microsoft Power Automate. 
  • Change Artifact Type - Change artifact types to better manage the lifecycle of an artifact.
  • Administration Portal - Manage groups and role assignments in Blueprint to assign different levels of access per project for each group. Administrators can also now create projects without a specific template to provide them with an empty canvas according to their needs. 
Implemented Enhancements Requests
  • When creating a new role assignment, users can now select more than one user or group to assign to that role. (Issue# ER262971) 
Resolved Issues

The following issues were resolved for Blueprint 11.2: 

  • When a project is closed in Blueprint, the Explorer refreshes as expected and the project is no longer displayed. (Issue# 23400) 
  • When creating a new role assignment, multiple users and groups can now be added simultaneously. (Issue# 262971)
  • Formal Reviews can now be opened as expected when a large number of users are accessing and working on them concurrently. (Issue# 23342) 
  • Adding artifacts or participants to a review can be performed successfully after upgrading to version 5.1. (Issue# 23324) 
  • User authentication during login no longer fails when the language is set to anything other than English. (Issue# 23171) 
  • User stories are now successfully created without any error messages after installing the Agile Pack. (Issue# 22804) 
  • Reviews are now successfully opened and operable via the link provided in the email to the participant. (Issue# 21438) 
Known Limitations

The following are the known limitations for Blueprint 11.2:

  • Changing an artifact’s type may cause some features of RPA integrations to break with regards to integrating the same process multiple times (changing an artifact’s prefix may cause the system to not recognize it as the same artifact). 
  • Changing an artifact’s type may result in the loss of workflow state (the new artifact type may not have the workflow applied to it). 
  • Very complicated processes are not accurately displayed in Automation Anywhere A2019 when Digital Blueprints are automatically pushed into Automation Anywhere. 
  • When uploading Digital Blueprints to Automation Anywhere V11, sub-folders for some sub-artifacts like trace and twin tether folders may not be displayed in the menu. 
  • Processes with GoTo logic (looping/switching branches) where sub-artifacts contain special characters in the name in Blueprint are not successfully exported to Automation Anywhere V11. This can be avoided by removing any special characters in the user decisions, system decisions, or user task name from the process in Blueprint. 
Upgrade Advisories
  • With the release of 11.2, Storyteller has been rebranded as Blueprint and will be referred to as Blueprint for all subsequent releases. 
  • Blueprint 11.2 is an opt-in release. Administrators must contact the Blueprint Support team using the Blueprint Community to have their production and staging environments upgraded to Blueprint 11.2. 
Browser Advisory

For optimal performance and application experience, the latest version of Google Chrome is recommended for use with Blueprint.

If you require further assistance, or if you have encountered a problem that is not listed above, please submit a support case using the Blueprint Community

Blueprint 11.1.0.280

Resolved Issues
  • Blueprint users are synced with Windows Active Directory successfully when automatic sync has been configured. (Issue# 21822) 

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