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Move Objects Within a Package

In the Project Browser, the contents of a Package are listed in the order: diagrams, child Packages, elements.

  • Elements are further arranged in order of type (but see Notes)
  • Within a type, components are initially listed in alphabetical or numerical order
  • You can change the order in which items are listed within their groups

Adjust the order in which items are listed in the Project Browser




Click on an item in the Project Browser, then click on or in the toolbar at the top of the window.

The selected item is moved up or down in the Project Browser accordingly, but remains within its particular group of items.


To revert to listing components in alphabetical order, in the Project Browser right-click on the Package and select the 'Contents | Reset Sort Order' option.


  • You can re-arrange elements in your preferred sequence regardless of type, by selecting the 'Allow Free Sorting' checkbox on the 'General' page of the 'Preferences' dialog

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