After logging in for the first time, the Explorer of the Scheer PAS Designer will open. In the explorer tree, you can find all namespaces that have been assigned to your user. Use the tree to create new folders and services.

The Explorer Tab

Click icon to open (or close) the explorer tab:

The Explorer Tree

In the explorer tree you create new folders and services which are displayed in a hierarchially structured page tree.

To expand an element in the tree, click .

If you want to show less content in the tree, use the icon to hide the content of the corresponding element.

You can also rearrange the content of the explorer tab by dragging and dropping elements.

Start dragging an element to a new place in the tree. Allowed destinations are highlighted.

Drag & drop is only possible in the same namespace.

To open a service, click on the service name in the explorer tree.

  1. The Service tab will open.
  2. The service details will be displayed on the right side of the tree.

To access the service, click on the the explorer tab icon or on the service details area to close the explorer tab. Go to page Service Panel for further information.

Main Elements in the Explorer Tree

In the Explorer tree you can use the following elements to structure your work:


Element IconElement Icon when expandedDescriptionFurther Information


All Designer content is stored within a Namespace. Namespaces have to be created and assigned to the user accounts in the Scheer PAS Administration.

Go to the Administration Guide for further information on the creation of namespaces.


In Folders you can manage your contents, therefore it is possible to create folders on different levels of the tree. You can create folders...

  • ... in namespaces.
  • ... in other folders.

A Service contains one executable service. Services are created in the explorer tree. The necessary settings for your micro service such as the service properties, the BPMN model,  the data model, used libraries and forms are managed within the service. You need to open a service to access its contents via the Service panel, see Service Panel for details.

Creating New Elements

Each element is explained in detail on the element pages: Namespaces, Folders and Services.

If you want to create a new element, right click on the higher situated element to open the context menu.

Choose the option Add ... .

Enter a name in the pop-up window and confirm with Save.

The new element is added to the tree.

When creating new elements, respect the restrictions for element names.

Only folder names have no restrictions.

Restrictions on Element Names

Element names...

  • ... must not be empty.
  • ... must not contain spaces.
  • ... must not start with numbers.
  • ... must not end with a period (.).
  • ... must be unique in one BPMN model.
  • ... must not contain one of the following characters: <, >, :, ", /, \\, |, ?, *

Furthermore, ...

  • ... the following strings must not be used as element names: CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, LPT9.

Further Functionalities of the Explorer

On top of the explorer tree you can find a search box. Select the part of the explorer tree (namespace, folder or service) you want to search, and enter a search term.

For detailed information see page Searching in the Designer.

The first content in the explorer tree is Recent Services. This option lists the last ten opened services - and gives you quick access to them.

You can resize the explorer sidebar by drawing it's right border.