Copy (Duplicate) Diagram
As you develop the diagrams in your model, you might find that some of the diagrams use many of the same elements and have a similar format. You can copy and replicate the complete diagrams for minor modification, resulting in a duplicate diagram with either:
- Links back to the original diagram elements, unless those elements are Text, Note, Hyperlink, Lifeline or Object elements that are specific to the diagram and that are copied (shallow mode) or
- Complete copies of all elements in the diagram, other than Packages (deep mode) or
- Complete copies of all elements in the diagram that have the same parent as the diagram, and links back to the original diagram elements for all other elements on the diagram (smart mode)
Select a diagram in the Project Browser then,
Design > Diagram > Manage > Copy Diagram
Select a Package or an Element in the Project Browser then,
Design > Diagram > Manage > Paste Diagram
Right-click on diagram in Project Browser | Copy/Paste | Copy Diagram then:
Right-click on Package | Copy/Paste | Paste Diagram or
Right-click on element | Copy/Paste | Paste Diagram
Copy the diagram then:
Duplicate a diagram
Type the name for the new diagram.
Type of copy
Click on the radio button for the type of copy you require; either:
Click on this button to initiate the copy.
The new diagram is automatically created with linked or new elements arranged as in the original diagram.
All connectors are also copied between diagram elements where appropriate.