SharePoint Designer 2013 can be used for many important tasks. The navigational pane is used to switch between different aspects of SharePoint Designer 2013. To create a new List workflow based on the SharePoint 2013 Workflow platform, follow these steps:
To create a workflow based on the SharePoint 2013 Workflow platform
1.Click the Workflows node in the Navigation pane.
2.Click the List Workflow drop-down in the New section of the ribbon, as shown in the figure.
3.Select the list that you want to associate with the new workflow.
4.On the Create List Workflow dialog box, enter a name and description for the workflow and then make sure that the Platform Type is set to SharePoint 2013 Workflow, as shown in the fig
5.Click OK to create the workflow.
Now that the workflow is created, you can add Actions, Conditions, Stages, Steps, and Loops to build your workflow. These workflow components are available in the ribbon of SharePoint Designer 2013, as shown in the figure.