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Add new elements

Once you have created a new project and new bowtie diagram in Bowtie Master you can add, edit and delete the components that make up a bowtie diagram with ease.

Step 1: Head to the Diagram Editor by clicking on the new bowtie diagram you created.

Diagram editor in working folder

Step 2: Drag and drop the elements on the left-hand side of the Diagram Editor into the centre of the editor to create the components of your bowtie (start with ‘New Threat’ and ‘New Consequence’ and then add on ‘New Barrier’ and ‘New Degradation Factor’ on to the relevant threat and consequence threads).

add new elements in bowtie master

Step 3: To edit an elements content, double click on the element and type in the required text.  For guidance on completing the elements that make up a bowtie diagram refer to our Bowtie Methodology Cheat Sheet.

how to delete a node on bowtie master

Delete Elements

Step 1: To delete an element, double click on the element you wish to delete and then click on the DELETE ELEMENT button found on the toolbar of the diagram editor.

how to delete a node on bowtie master

Step 2: To delete an entire node, double click on the Threat or Consequence element of the node you wish to delete and then click on the DELETE ELEMENT button found on the toolbar of the diagram editor.
This action cannot be undone once saved. This will permanently delete the selected element and its children.

how to delete elements on bowtie master

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