Paste Elements

It is possible to paste an element into a diagram from the Enterprise Architect clipboard or the MS WindowsTM clipboard, either as a hyperlink to the original element or as a new element. The Enterprise Architect clipboard takes precedence, so you must clear that clipboard before you can paste from the MS Windows clipboard.

Access     Edit | Paste As Link
Edit | Paste As New

Paste Elements

Option

Action

Shortcut

See also

as Link

Paste the element in the buffer as a link (that is, a reference) to the element.

If there are images in the MS Windows clipboard and none in the Enterprise Architect clipboard, you can:

Paste an image from the MS Windows clipboard into a new element as the appearance of the new element, or
Paste an image from the MS Windows clipboard into the diagram as a new boundary's appearance

 

Shift+Insert

 

 

 

Paste from Project Browser

as New

Paste each element in the buffer as a completely new element.

The Paste Element(s) as New dialog displays, listing the copied elements and providing a default name for the new instance of each element.

If you want to apply your own element name to the new element, overtype the New Element Name field.

Each listed element defaults to selected, to be pasted into the diagram. If you do not want to paste a new instance of an element held in the clipboard, deselect the checkbox against it.

If you want to include the connectors between the copied elements, select the Include Connectors checkbox.

 

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