Remove Elements From a Diagram

Removing an element from a diagram does not delete the element from the model and therefore does not alter the structure of the underlying model.  When you remove an element from a diagram, you are essentially 'hiding' the element in that particular view of the model.

How to remove elements from a diagram

Step

Action

See also

1

Open the diagram that is to be modified.

Either:

Double-click on the diagram name in the Project Browser, or
Make an already open diagram the 'active' diagram, by clicking on its tab in the Diagram View

 

 

2

Either:

Press ( Ctrl+A )  to select all of the elements in the diagram, or
Click on an element in the diagram to select it (and use ( Ctrl+Click ) to add further  elements to your selection, or to remove elements from the selection)

 

The selected elements are highlighted in the diagram.

 

 

3

Either:

Press ( Delete ), or
Press ( Ctrl+D ), or
Right-click a selected element and from the context menu select Delete <element name> or Delete Selected Elements

 

The selected elements are removed from the diagram.

 

 

Notes

You can 'undo' the removal of a diagram element, by pressing ( Ctrl+Z ), or by clicking the Undo button , in the Default Tools toolbar