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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. The tables in this topic show the default keyboard shortcut for each of the functions. You can also display the key combinations on the 'Help Keyboard' dialog (the Keyboard Accelerator Map).

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

  • The 'Help Keyboard' dialog shows the functions that have shortcut keys; it does not list functions that have no shortcuts
  • 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 an object of the same type as the current selection in the window or diagram. Otherwise, the 'New Project' dialog displays through which you can create a new Enterprise Architect (.eap or .feap) project.

Create a Project File Based Projects

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, on the diagram.

Create 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 Browser window.

Finding Elements

Shift+Alt+G

Locate a selected object in the Browser window.

Diagram Options in the Browser Window

Ctrl+Alt+G

Locates, in the Browser window, the classifier for an object or instance, or the call operation for an Action element.

Ctrl+U

Locate diagrams in which the element is used.

Show Element Use

Copying and Pasting

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+1

Displays the Design quick-access panel, which provides access to the Common windows, Detail windows and Tools windows and tabs.

Window Quick Access

Alt+2

Displays the Share quick-access panel, which provides access to the Collaborate, Publishing and Construction (Project Management) windows and tabs.

Window Quick Access

Alt+3

Displays the Run quick access panel, which provides access to the Simulation, Analysis and Execution windows and tabs.

Window Quick Access

Alt+4

Displays the Workspace quick access panel, which provides access to the defined workspaces for Design and Construction, Software and Simulation and User Layouts.

Window Quick Access

Alt+5

Displays the Element Tools quick access panel, which provides access to the element Properties, Features, and Responsibilities windows and dialogs.

Window Quick Access

Alt+6

Opens the Resources window.

Resources Window

Alt+7

Displays the Element Code Editor for the selected element.

Editing Source Code

Alt+8

Displays the Debug window.

Debugging

Alt+9

Opens the Relationship Matrix.

Relationship Matrix

Alt+0

Displays the Feature Matrix for the currently-selected element.

The Feature Matrix

Alt+Enter

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

Properties Dialog

Alt+\

Moves focus to the Diagram View from a docked window.

Diagram View

Ctrl+Space

Displays the Quick Notes window for the selected object.

Notes

Ctrl+1

Displays the Browser window.

The Browser Window

Ctrl+Enter or Ctrl+2

Displays the Properties window.

Properties Window

Ctrl+3

Opens the Notes window.

Notes

Ctrl+4

Displays the Responsibilities window.

Responsibilities

Ctrl+5

Displays the Features window (defaulted to the 'Attributes' tab).

Attributes Operations

Ctrl+6

Displays the Summary View for the selected object (not for Views, Model Packages, diagrams, instances or connectors).

Enterprise Architect Windows

Ctrl+7

Opens the Traceability window.

The Traceability Window

Ctrl+8

Displays the Maintenance window (defaulted to the 'Changes' tab).

Working on Maintenance Items

Ctrl+9

Display the Collaborate window at the 'Discussions' tab.

Informal Discussions

Ctrl+0

Displays the Specification Manager view.

Specification Manager - Overview

Enter key

In the 'Project' tab of the Browser window, displays the context menu for the object.

In the 'Element' tab of the Browser window, displays the 'Properties' dialog for the object, feature or property, or the equivalent 'Details' dialog.

Properties Dialog

Ctrl+F4

Closes the current window.

Ctrl+Shift+1

Displays the Portals window.

Portals

Ctrl+Shift+2

Opens the element Relationships window.

The Relationships Window

Ctrl+Shift+3

Displays the Diagram Toolbox.

Diagram Toolbox

Ctrl+Shift+4

Displays the Pan and Zoom window.

The Pan & Zoom Window

Ctrl+Shift+5

Displays the Database Builder.

The Database Builder

Ctrl+Shift+6

Displays the Schema Composer.

The Schema Composer

Ctrl+Shift+7

Opens the Resource Allocation window.

Resource Allocation

Ctrl+Shift+8

Opens the System Output window.

The System Output Window

Ctrl+Shift+9

Displays the Scripting window.

Scripting

Ctrl+Shift+0

Displays the work area full screen, and restore full screen to partitioned, multi-window.

Ctrl+Shift+F4

Autohides the current window.

Autohide Windows

Ctrl+Alt+R

Opens the Package Browser (Package Contents).

Package Browser

Ctrl+Alt+U

Opens the Team Library.

Team Library

Ctrl+Alt+W

Opens the Web Browser.

The Web Browser

F9

Displays the Features window at the 'Attributes' tab.

Attributes

F10

Displays the Features window at the 'Operations' tab.

Define Properties of Operations

Shift+Enter

Displays the special properties of certain types of object or, if there are no special properties, displays the 'Properties' dialog. If used in the 'Element' tab of the Browser window, the selected item is displayed in a window.

Generating Documentation

Shortcut

Operation

See also

F8

Opens the 'Generate Documentation' dialog for creating documents and reports.

Document Reports

Shift+F8

Opens the 'Publish as HTML' dialog for generating a web report in HTML.

Web Reports

Ctrl+Shift+F8

Generates a 'Diagrams Only' report.

Diagrams Only Report

Deleting Objects from the Project

Shortcut

Operation

See also

Ctrl+Delete

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

Delete Elements from Diagram and Model Delete Elements From Your Model

Ctrl+Shift+Delete

Deletes the selected feature from the model.

In-place Editing Tasks

Checking Spelling

Shortcut

Operation

See also

Ctrl+Shift+F7

Spell checks the current Package.

Using the Spell Checker

Ctrl+F7

Spell checks 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

Opens a source directory.

Compare Editors Editing Source Code

Ctrl+Alt+O

Opens a source file.

Compare Editors

Ctrl+Shift+U

Imports a source directory.

Import a Directory Structure

Ctrl+Alt+K

Generates Package source code.

Generate a Package

Ctrl+Alt+M

Synchronizes Package contents.

Update Package Contents

F11

Generates code on a selected element.

Generate a Single Class

F7

Synchronizes the current element.

Element Options in the Browser Window Operation/Attribute Options in the Browser Window Update Package Contents Importing Source Code

Shift+F11

Batch generates selected elements.

Generate a Group of Classes

Ctrl+R

Batch synchronizes selected elements.

Ctrl+E or F12

Displays source code in the code editor.

Ctrl+Alt+H

Edit Transformation templates.

Write Transformations Edit Transformation Templates

Ctrl+H or Ctrl+Alt+F

Transforms selected elements.

Transform Elements

Ctrl+Shift+H

Transforms the current Package

Ctrl+Shift+I

Indents the cursor/line one tab setting in the code editor.

Exchanging Data

Shortcut

Operation

See also

Ctrl+Alt+I

Import a Package from XML.

Import from XML

Ctrl+Alt+E

Export a Package to XML.

Export to XML

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.

Creating Objects

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 Debug 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

Shift+F9

Check project data integrity.

Check Project Data Integrity

Ctrl+Alt+B

Manage Baselines.

Manage Baselines in Model

Ctrl+Alt+D

Create a Linked Document on an element.

Create Linked Document on an Element

Ctrl+Alt+P

Configure Package Control.

Configure Controlled Package

Ctrl+Alt+V

Validate the current Package.

Model Validation

Ctrl+Shift+`

Switches focus to the active view from any window. For example, if you are reviewing something in the Specification Manager and open a dialog on an item, using this key combination returns focus to the Specification Manager.

Ctrl+Shift+B

Manage structural (embedded) elements.

Manage Structural Elements

Ctrl+Shift+E or F4

Configure an element's default appearance.

Set an Element's Default Appearance

Ctrl+Shift+L

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

Manage Your Own Locks

Ctrl+Shift+O

Override inherited features.

Override Parent Operations

Ctrl+Shift+W

Select an alternative image for an element.

Using the Image Manager

Ctrl+Shift+Y

Specify which element features are visible on a diagram.

Feature Visibility

Ctrl+F9

Configure system options.

Local Options

Ctrl+I

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

Set Element Parent

Ctrl+J

Set cross references to other elements and diagrams.

Set Up Cross References

Ctrl+L

Locate and set the classifier for an object.  Also loads a controlled Package from its XML file.

Ctrl+S

Saves changes, mainly in diagrams, but also saves a controlled Package to its XML file and saves and reverse engineers a generated code file to the model

Ctrl+Z

Reverses changes to the content of diagrams, Notes, documents and templates.

F2

Edit the selected property value.

In-place Editing Tasks

F5

Refresh the selected Package in the Browser window.

Set Diagram Properties