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Move Decisions/Events Between Elements

A Decision or Event you define for one element might be usefully moved to another if, for example, you are moving your model through stages in a lifecycle or, indeed, modeling a lifecycle. It is possible to simply drag a Decision or Event from either the appropriate tab of the Project Tools window or the 'Details' tab of the Inspector window, onto a different element on a diagram.


From the Browser window, open the diagram containing the target element, then click on the element from which to move the Decision or Event. It is convenient to have both source and target elements on the same diagram, but it is possible to select the source element in the Browser window or on a different open diagram.

It is also convenient to have compartments enabled on the target element, with the 'project'  compartment selected, so that you can observe the addition of the moved item. (Right-click on the element and select 'Compartment Visibility', then select the 'Project' checkbox.)


Start > Desktop > Design > Browser > Element - expand the 'Project' category  or

Construct > Project Management > Decisions > Show Decisions Window

Construct > Project Management > Events > Show Events Window

Keyboard Shortcuts

Alt+2 | Project > Decisions   or   > Events

Move the Decision or Event to the Target Element

Click on the item that you intend to move, and simply drag it onto the target element. The item name will display in the 'project' compartment of that element. What you would observe might resemble this illustration.