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Copy And Paste Diagram Element

To copy a diagram element, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the element(s) to copy.
  2. For multiple elements, right-click to open the context menu and select the Copy menu option. Alternatively, press [Ctrl]+[C].
  3. For single elements, select the Edit | Copy menu option or alternatively press [Ctrl]+[C].

Paste Diagram Elements

To paste diagram elements, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the diagram to paste into.
  2. Right-click on the diagram background to open the diagram context menu.
  3. Select either the Paste Object(s) as New menu option (completely new element) or the Paste Object(s) as Link menu option (reference to the existing element).


The Date Created and Time Created parameters of a pasted-as-new element are set to the current date and time; the parameters for a linked element remain the same as the copied element.