Triaster Product Release and Technical Update

The Latest Release of Process Navigator is 16.5
The Latest Release of Triaster Server is 17.1


Process Navigator - Version 16.5

Native Compatibility with any Microsoft Visio Map

Triaster software now has the ability to interpret multiple different process mapping methodologies. Some of the capabilities of the Triaster software can now be applied to any Visio diagram, whether or not the diagram itself was created from a Triaster template.

For process maps that are created from any standard Visio template, where the shapes have a Master (i.e. have not been grouped or combined), and where the connections between shapes are well formed, Triaster is now able to:

  • Search
  • Reports
  • Publication
  • Expose Process Metrics
  • Run Simulations

This applies to both newly created process maps and legacy Visio process maps. As Process Navigator now uses the Microsoft File format at its native file format, there is no longer any requirement to import legacy Visio process maps.

Accordingly there is out of the box support for all the standard Visio templates, for example:

  • Basic Flowchart

  • BPMN

  • Workflow Diagram

  • Audit Diagram

To be able to work with all diagram types, a way is needed to access Triaster functionality without having right-click menus. So new Toolbar Ribbons have been created...

New Triaster Toolbar Ribbons

On the new Triaster toolbar ribbons, you’ll find everything you need to work with all diagram types:

The ribbons will load straight from the box on Visio 2010 and later.

Macro-Free Templates

We have developed new templates and stencils for users of Visio 2013 and later that no longer require Macros enablement in a Visio environment or require access to the Visual Basic Object Model.

This is a more secure approach and requires less set-up steps.

For users with maps created in previous versions of Process Navigator, there is no need to upgrade or alter existing maps as 16.5 is compatible with both macro-enabled (.vsdm) and normal Visio documents (.vsdx).

Frictionless Microsoft Visio Set-up

It is no longer required to adjust any Visio settings in order to work with Triaster. The software writes the template and stencil path into Visio's settings, and as macro-enabled access is no longer required all of the default security settings are fine.

Triaster Server - Version 17.1

Browser Compatibility

The Triaster Process Library is now fully compatible with all Browsers including Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. It can also now be used across all mobile devices, without reduction in functionality.

Import and Export Design Themes

Version 17.1 provides the ability to Import and Export design themes. With this capability business partners and designers are now able to produce their own themed designs, test them and deploy them without reference to Triaster and without the need to logon to the Triaster server.

Both Process Navigator 16.5 and Triaster Server 17.1 contain various issue fixes.

How do I upgrade to the latest Software?

Triaster Server

Upgrading from version 15.1 or later is a relatively straightforward process and it may be possible to self-upgrade depending on the complexity of your system. You should allow half a day to perform the upgrade and make all necessary checks before going live.

Upgrading from version 14.3 or earlier is a more complex process.

Please contact to discuss your upgrade before you start.

Process Navigator

Our recommendation is to keep your Process Navigator software the same version as your Triaster Server software. In particular if upgrading to Microsoft Visio 2013, all machines (including servers) using Triaster software need to be upgraded to Visio 2013 and Triaster software the same time.

However if you are not upgrading to Visio 2013, version 16.5 Process Navigator is available for download from the Triaster Knowledge Base: Software Download page.

An e-mail advising of the release of Process Navigator 16.5 and Triaster Server 17.1 has been sent to all customers registered to receive notifications of Product Releases and Technical Updates.

If you are not already registered, please do so here:

For information on the latest functionality released, please read this page.

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Previous versions of Process Navigator can also be downloaded from this location if required.

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