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Element Menu - Project Browser

Right-click on an element (such as Class, Object, Activity, State) in the Project Browser to display the element's context menu.




See also


Access the facilities of each Add-In currently enabled for the project




List the scripts enabled for execution directly from the Project Browser

(Does not display if no Project Browser scripts exist)




View and modify the element properties




Create a child element and diagram (Classifier elements) or a connector to another element


Add sub menu

Paste Diagram

Pastes a copy of a diagram from the clipboard as a child diagram of the selected element

The Copy Diagram dialog displays, offering the choice between a shallow copy and a deep copy


Copy (Duplicate) Diagram

Rule Composer

For a Rule Task element, invoke the Rule Composer tab in Business Rule Modeling


Rule Composer tab


Display the Attribute dialog ready to create a new attribute




Display the Operations dialog ready to create a new operation



Create Workbench Instance

Create workbench variables from the selected Class

When you select this option, Enterprise Architect prompts you to name the variable, which then displays in the Workbench window

Ctrl + Shift + J

Create workbench variables

Workbench window

Generate Code

Generate the source code for this element


Generate Source Code

Synchronize with Code

Synchronize the element in the diagram with the source code


Import Source Code

View Source Code

View the source code of the element


The Source Code Viewer

Open Source Directory

Open the source directory

Ctrl + Alt + Y


Find In All Diagrams

Locate the element in all open diagrams

Ctrl + U


Locate in Current Diagram

Select the element in the currently-visible diagram

If the element is not in the diagram, this option is grayed-out



Copy RTF Bookmark

Copy a bookmark in RTF format to the clipboard



Linked Document

Create a Linked Document (Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions)

Ctrl + Alt + D

Linked Documents

Delete Linked Document

Delete the linked document attached to the selected element



Add Custom Reference

Set up cross references between elements in a diagram and the selected element in the Project Browser

Ctrl + J

Cross references

Copy Element(s) to Clipboard

Copy the selected element or elements to the clipboard to be pasted into another package in this .eap file or another .eap file


Copy the selected element

Copy Reference

Copy a reference to the element to the Enterprise Architect clipboard. Select the appropriate sub-option to copy the:

  • selected element hierarchy structure (node path) or
  • node GUID



Move Up

Move the element up in the list of elements within this package



Move Down

Move the element down in the list of elements within this package



Delete '<element Name>'

Delete the element




Display the Help topic for the Project Browser