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Keyboard Shortcuts

You can display the Enterprise Architect dialogs, windows and views, or initiate processes, using menu options and Toolbar icons. In many cases, you can also access these facilities by pressing individual keyboard keys or combinations of keys, as shortcuts. This table lists the default keyboard shortcut for each of the functions. You can also display the key combinations on the 'Help Keyboard' dialog.

The shortcuts described here are operations on the model. When a diagram is open, you can use special quick-keys that make navigating and editing the diagram simple and fast. These quick-keys are described in the Diagram Shortcuts Help topic.

Access

Ribbon

Start > Help > Help > Open Keyboard Accelerator Map

Notes

  • There are additional shortcuts using the keyboard and mouse in combination
  • If necessary, you can change the keyboard shortcuts using the 'Keyboard' tab of the 'Customize' dialog

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Opening Projects

Shortcut

Operation

See also

Ctrl+N

Create a new Enterprise Architect project.

Create a Project File Based Repositories

Ctrl+O

Open an Enterprise Architect project.

Managing Connections to Projects

Ctrl+Shift+F11

Reload the current project.

Share Enterprise Architect Projects

Adding Objects to the Project

Shortcut

Operation

See also

Ctrl+Shift+M

Add a new model to the project, using the Model Wizard.

Model Wizard

Ctrl+Insert

Add a new diagram to a Package.

Add new diagrams

Ctrl+M

Add a new element to a Package.

Add Elements Directly To Packages

Shift+F3 or Ctrl+click

Create a new element of the same type as the last.

Create Elements

Ctrl+Shift+T

Add a Tagged Value to an element.

Quick Start - Add Tagged Value To Elements

Ctrl+Shift+F9

Add an attribute to an element.

Attributes

Ctrl+Shift+F10

Add an operation to an element.

Define Properties of Operations

Ctrl+F11

Add other types of feature to an element.

Insert Testing Features Insert Maintenance Feature

Insert key

Insert a new feature after the current selection.

Insert New Feature

Locating Information

Shortcut

Operation

See also

Ctrl+F, Ctrl+Alt+A

Search for items in the project (search in the model).

Model Search

Ctrl+Shift+F

Opens the Find in Files window at the 'Find File' tab, which you use as a File System Explorer to quickly locate  specific files.

Find File

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F

Search files for data names and structures.

Search in Files

Alt+G

Locate the selected element in the Project Browser.

Finding Elements Element Menu

Shift+Alt+G

Locate a selected object in the Project Browser.

Diagram Menu - Project Browser

Ctrl+U

Locate diagrams in which the element is used.

Show Element Use

Copying and Pasting

Ctrl+Space

Add a single element to the clipboard list.

Ctrl+C

Copy text, or element ID for pasting an element on a diagram as a link.

Ctrl+Shift+C

Copy an element, multiple elements or a Package plus any underlying structure to the clipboard for duplication in a target Package.

Ctrl+X

Cut the selected text.

Ctrl+V

Paste text.

Viewing Information in Windows

Shortcut

Operation

See also

Alt+0

Display the Project Browser.

The Project Browser

Alt+1 or Ctrl+2

View the Properties window.

Properties Window

Alt+2

View the Project Glossary.

Model Glossary

Alt+4

View the Maintenance window, in Default mode.

Working on Maintenance Items

Alt+5

Display the Diagram Toolbox.

Diagram Toolbox

Alt+6

Open the Resources window.

Resources Window

Alt+9

View the Element Browser.

The Element Browser

Alt+Enter

Display the element 'Properties' dialog at the 'General' tab.

Properties Dialog

Alt+\

Move focus to the Diagram View from a docked window.

Diagram View

Enter key

View the element 'Properties' dialog (when the element is selected).

Properties Dialog

Ctrl+Shift+1 or Ctrl+3

View the Notes window.

Notes

Ctrl+Shift+2

View the element Relationships window.

The Relationships Window

Ctrl+Shift+3

Display the Responsibilities window.

Responsibilities

Ctrl+Shift+4

View the Traceability window.

The Traceability Window

Ctrl+Shift+5

Display Model Views.

Model Views

Ctrl+Shift+6

View the Tagged Values window.

Tagged Values

Ctrl+Shift+7

View the Resource Allocation window.

Resource Allocation

Ctrl+Shift+8

View the System Output window.

The System Output Window

Ctrl+Alt+R

View the Package Browser (Package Contents).

Package Browser

Ctrl+Alt+U

Open the Team Library.

Team Library

Ctrl+Alt+W

View the Web Browser.

The Web Browser

F9

Display the Features window at the 'Attributes' tab.

Attributes

F10

Display the Features window at the 'Operations' tab.

Define Properties of Operations

Ctrl+Shift+0

Set focus to the current window.

Shift+Alt+Enter

Make the current view occupy the full screen space.

Ctrl+F4

Close the current window.

Ctrl+Shift+F4

Autohide the current window.

Autohide Windows

Generating Documentation

Shortcut

Operation

See also

F8

Generate documents and reports.

Document Reports

Shift+F8

Generate a Web Report in HTML.

Web Reports

Ctrl+Shift+F8

Generate a 'Diagrams Only' report.

Diagrams Only Report

Deleting Objects from the Project

Shortcut

Operation

See also

Ctrl+Delete

Delete selected element(s) from the model (from the Project Browser and any diagram in which the element occurs).

Delete Elements from Diagram and Model Delete Elements From Your Model

Ctrl+Shift+Delete

Delete the selected feature from the model.

In-place Editing Tasks

Checking Spelling

Shortcut

Operation

See also

Ctrl+Shift+F7

Spell check the current Package.

Using the Spell Checker

Ctrl+F7

Spell check the model.

Performing Code Engineering

Shortcut

Operation

See also

Ctrl+Shift+P

Edit code generation templates.

The Code Template Editor The Code Template Editor in MDG Development Code and Transform Templates

Alt+7

Open the Source Code window.

Editing Source Code

Ctrl+Alt+Y

Open a source directory.

Compare Editors Editing Source Code

Ctrl+Alt+O

Open a source file.

Compare Editors

Ctrl+Shift+U

Import a source directory.

Import a Directory Structure

Ctrl+Alt+K

Generate Package source code.

Generate a Package

Ctrl+Alt+M

Synchronize Package contents.

Update Package Contents

F11

Generate code on a selected element.

Generate a Single Class

F7

Synchronize the current element.

Element Options in the Project Browser Operation or Attribute Menu - Project Browser Update Package Contents Importing Source Code

Shift+F11

Batch generate selected elements.

Generate a Group of Classes

Ctrl+R

Batch synchronize selected elements.

Ctrl+E or F12

View source code in the default external editor.

Ctrl+Alt+H

Edit Transformation templates.

Write Transformations Edit Transformation Templates

Ctrl+H or Ctrl+Alt+F

Transform selected elements.

Transform Elements

Ctrl+Shift+H

Transform the current Package

Exchanging Data

Shortcut

Operation

See also

Shift+F9

Check project data integrity.

Check Project Data Integrity

Ctrl+Alt+V

Validate the current Package.

Model Validation

Ctrl+Alt+I

Import a Package from XMI.

Import from XMI

Ctrl+Alt+E

Export a Package to XMI.

Export to XMI

Ctrl+Alt+C

Import and export to data CSV files.

CSV Import and Export

Performing Visual Execution Analysis

Shortcut

Operation

See also

Ctrl+Shift+J

Create a Workbench Instance of a Class.

Create & Delete Workbench Instances

Shift+F12

Manage Analyzer Scripts on the Execution Analyzer window.

Managing Analyzer Scripts

Ctrl+Shift+F12

Create a Build Script.

Build Scripts

Ctrl+Alt+N

Create a Run Script.

Run Script

Ctrl+Alt+T

Create a Test Script.

Test Scripts

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F12

Create a Deployment script.

Deploy Script

Alt+8

Open the Debugger window.

Debugging

F6

Start a Debug session.

Run the Debugger

Shift+F6

Step Into a function call.

Alt+F6

Step Over a function call.

Ctrl+F6

Step Out of a function call.

Ctrl+Alt+F6

Stop the debug session.

Other Operations

Shortcut

Operation

See also

Ctrl+Alt+B

Manage Baselines.

Manage Baselines

Ctrl+Alt+P

Configure Package Control.

Configure Controlled Package

Ctrl+Shift+L

Open a 'Lock <item>' dialog for the selected Package, diagram or element.

Manage Your Own Locks

F5

Refresh the selected Package in the Project Browser.

Set Diagram Properties

Ctrl+Alt+D

Create a Linked Document on an element.

Create Linked Document on an Element

Ctrl+Shift+Y

Specify which element features are visible on a diagram.

Feature Visibility

Ctrl+Shift+B

Manage structural (embedded) elements.

Manage Structural Elements

Ctrl+I

Set an element's parent or implement interface(s).

Set Element Parent

Ctrl+Shift+O

Override inherited features.

Override Parent Operations

Ctrl+J

Set cross references to other elements and diagrams.

Set Up Cross References

Ctrl+Shift+E or F4

Configure an element's default appearance.

Set an Element's Default Appearance

Ctrl+Shift+W

Select an alternative image for an element.

Using the Image Manager

F2

Edit the selected property value.

In-place Editing Tasks

Ctrl+F9

Configure system options.

Local Options