How do I add a series of timeline topics to a boundary?

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Since timeline and flowchart topics is children of children of children, sometime only one child pr generation, how do I add several of these into a boundary.
I'm trying to use flow chart and timelines to describe initialization processes and program initial startup and add these to two boundaries, one for the process of unit initializations and a boundary for the flow inside program main unt initialization.

Seems like a get only just add boundaries around each subtopic and has to redo everything instead of just being able to import the already made flowchart which I now want to redesign.
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Alf Christophersen

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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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Well it may seem that timeline and flowchart topics is children of children of children, but in fact they are different diagram types.
MindManager sees a difference between diagram types, Topic-Layouts and Views.

This is well explained and described by Stephen Bashford of Mindjet in this webinar (start at minute 4 and goes till minute 6)

http://emea.mindjet.eu/_media2016/en/events/webinar/2017_03_23_New_timeline_diagrams/2017_03_23_New_...
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Alf Christophersen

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So in reality, the short answer is, timelines or flowcharts cannot be grouped within boundaries?
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Andrey Kazak

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I also want to group several timeline items to phases using Summary Arc type of boundary.
However, MindManager 2020.1.231 (64-bit) 24.01.2020 adds arcs to each selected timeline item instead:


Is there a workaround besides adding an Arc shape and manual fitting?

Thank you.


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This behaviour is consistent with that in standard MM map types. Boundaries incorporate all the sub-topics of a parent topic, unlike some of MM's competitors which allow selective grouping.