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When working in a diagram or view, you often need to operate on the elements as units rather than, at one extreme, changing the internal properties of the elements or, at the other extreme, changing the properties of the diagram.  For such work, you can select from a range of functions.

Access    Edit

Editing Options




See also


Undo the last action performed; note that some actions cannot be undone.



Undo Last Action


Re-apply the last undone action.



Redo Last Action

Find in Project

Search for elements containing particular text strings, in the Find in Model view.



Model Search

Find in Files

Search for text in code files and scripts, in the Find in Files window.



Find In Files


1.Copy selected elements to the MS Windows clipboard. (To paste the selected elements use the Paste as Link or Paste as New options, below.)
2.Copy an image of selected elements to the clipboard. If no elements are selected, the entire diagram is copied.


The image can be saved as a bitmap or a metafile; you set the format on the Options dialog.



General Options (page of the Options dialog)

Paste as Link

Paste copied element(s) into the diagram as an element-hyperlink to the original element(s).



Paste Elements

Paste as New

Paste copied element(s) into the diagram as a new instance of the original element(s).

The Paste Element(s) as New dialog displays.



Paste Elements

Project Clipboard

Add copied elements to, or clear copied elements from, the Enterprise Architect clipboard; select the appropriate sub-option:

Add to Project Clipboard - Add the currently-selected element to the clipboard
Clear Project Clipboard - Clear the  clipboard






Paste Image From Clipboard

Paste the element in the Enterprise Architect clipboard into the same diagram, or a different diagram, as a metafile (that is, a definition of the element) as many times as is necessary.

If you paste the element into a different diagram, its classifier identifies the source diagram for the element.




Select All

Select all elements concurrently on the current diagram.




Select By Type

Specify a particular type of element to select on the diagram.




Clear Selection

Deselect all elements.




Bookmark Selected

Bookmark the selected element(s).

If the selected element is already bookmarked, this option removes the bookmark.



Manage Bookmarks

Clear All Bookmarks

Clear bookmarks from any bookmarked elements in the current diagram.



Manage Bookmarks

Delete Selected Element(s)


Delete the selected elements from the diagram (but not from the model).