Copy Elements Between Diagrams

On a diagram, if you have created a structure of elements such as a State Machine, you might want to copy that structure onto another diagram as a new set of elements without losing the organization of the structure. In doing this, you can change any of the element names within the structure and still preserve the relative nesting of the elements.

Access    Source diagram > Right-click selected elements | Copy (Ctrl+C)       then
                  Target diagram > Right-click diagram background | Paste Element(s) as New (Ctrl+Shift+New)

Complete the Paste Element(s) as New Dialog

Field/Option

Action

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Original Element Name

Each element name defaults to selected, to be inserted in the target diagram.

If you want to omit an element from the copied structure, clear the checkbox against it.

 

 

New Element Name

If you want to give a copied element a new name, delete the current name and type in the new name.

 

 

Include Connectors

This checkbox defaults to selected, to make copies of the original connectors where both source and target elements in the relationship have been copied. This maintains the relationships between and organization of the copied elements.

If you do not want to copy the connectors, clear the checkbox.

 

 

Paste

Click on this button to add the copied elements and connectors to the target diagram as new elements.

 

 

Notes

Package elements cannot be copied as structured elements

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