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Diagram Toolbar

The Diagram toolbar provides tools to lay out and improve the appearance of diagrams, including zoom controls to better manage large diagrams and quickly identify key areas of interest. The Diagram toolbar can be docked to any main window edge or floated freely in a convenient location for quick access.

Access:     View | Toolbars | Diagram Tools

Use to:

  • Layout diagrams
  • Set element Z-Order
  • Navigate between current open diagrams
  • Zoom in and out
  • Access properties and delete elements






See also

Align Left

Align selected elements to the left

Ctrl + Alt +


Align Right

Align selected elements to the right

Ctrl + Alt +


Align Top

Align selected elements to the top

Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow


Align Bottom

Align selected elements to the bottom

Ctrl + Alt +


Z Order Top

Bring selected element to top of Z order


Diagram Context Menu

Z Order Bottom

Move selected element to bottom of Z order


Diagram Context Menu

Previous diagram

Go to previous diagram

Alt +


Next Diagram

Go to next diagram

Alt +


Default Diagram

Go to default diagram



Zoom In

Zoom In



Zoom Out

Zoom Out



Zoom to fit diagram

Zoom to fit diagram



Zoom to fit page

Zoom to fit page



Zoom to 100%

Zoom to 100%



Diagram Auto-layout

Auto-layout diagram (not for Behavioral diagrams) in the Digraph layout


Digraph layout

Diagram Properties

Show diagram properties



Paste Appearance

Paste appearance as copied into the Painter from an element's Appearance context menu


Appearance context menu


Delete selected element(s)

Ctrl + D



  • Any actions that result in a change in diagram content and appearance (including Zoom) are saved as changes to the diagram
  • You can move this toolbar to any dockable position and it retains that position in subsequent sessions
  • You can hide or show the toolbar by clicking on the View | Toolbars | Diagram menu option