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Keyboard-Mouse Shortcuts

When you work on an aspect of your model within a diagram, there are a number of operations you can perform quickly using a combination of keyboard keys and the computer mouse.

Keyboard/mouse combinations



Create an element of the same type as was last created on the diagram.


Make a duplicate of an existing diagram element.

Ctrl+Shift+hold left mouse button and drag to a new location on the diagram

Display the element 'Properties' dialog for the element shown in the scenario 'Context References' tab.


Select a number of individual objects for an operation.

Ctrl+click each object

Select a range of objects for an operation.

Shift+click on the first and last object in the range

Move the selected elements along the horizontal axis or vertical axis.

Shift+hold left mouse button and drag

Create a bend in and change the direction of the connector line.

Shift+hold left mouse button and drag

Add or remove a bend-point from a connector.

Ctrl+click or Shift+click on the connector at the point to add or remove

Move elements in a section of the diagram ('Sweeper') in any direction, including diagonally.

Alt+hold left mouse button and drag

Zoom in to or zoom out of the diagram.

Ctrl+ mouse scroll wheel

Scroll the diagram horizontally.

Shift+mouse scroll wheel