Keyboard Shortcuts

You can display the Enterprise Architect dialogs, windows and views, or initiate processes, using menu options and Toolbar icons. In many cases, you can also access these facilities by pressing individual keyboard keys or combinations of keys, as shortcuts. This table lists the default keyboard shortcut for each of the functions. You can also display the key combinations on the Help Keyboard dialog.

Access     Start Page: Keyboard Accelerators or
Help | Keyboard Accelerator Map

Notes

There are additional shortcuts using the keyboard and mouse in combination
If necessary, you can change the keyboard shortcuts using the Keyboard tab of the Customize dialog
 

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Operations and keyboard shortcuts

Operation

Shortcut

Menu/Category

See also

Create a new Enterprise Architect project

 

Ctrl+N

 

 

 

 

 

File

 

Create a Project

File Based Repositories

 

Open an Enterprise Architect project

 

Ctrl+O

Open a Project

Reload the current project

 

Ctrl+Shift+F11

Refresh View of Shared Project

Print the active diagram

Ctrl+P

Scale Image To Page Size

Configure Diagram Display

 

Undo Change

 

Ctrl+Z

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edit

Undo Last Action

Redo Change

 

Ctrl+Y

Redo Last Action

Add a single element to the clipboard list

 

Ctrl+Space

 

Edit Menu

Paste element as metafile from clipboard

 

Ctrl+Shift+Insert

Paste element as new

 

Ctrl+Shift+V

Paste Elements

Copy Elements Between Diagrams

 

Paste element(s) from the clipboard

 

Shift+Insert

Move Elements Between Diagrams

Paste Elements

 

Bookmark current element with red marker

 

Shift+Space

Manage Bookmarks

Delete selected element(s) in diagram

Delete  or
Ctrl+D

 

Package Browser

Operations on Elements

Delete selected element(s) from model (through diagram OR Project Browser)

 

Ctrl+Delete

Delete Elements From Your Model

Delete Elements from Diagram and Model

 

Search for items in the project (Model Search)

Ctrl+F
Ctrl+Alt+A

 

Model Search

Display the Project Browser

 

Alt+0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View

 

The Project Browser

View Notes window

Ctrl+Shift+1

Notes

 

View Traceability window

 

Ctrl+Shift+4

The Traceability Window

Display Model Views

 

Ctrl+Shift+5

Model Views

View Tagged Values window

Ctrl+Shift+6

Tagged Values

 

View System Output window

 

Ctrl+Shift+8

The System Output Window

View Learning Center

Alt+F1

 

Learning Center

View Package Browser

 

Ctrl+A

Package Browser

Open Team Review

Ctrl+Alt+U

Team Review Tools

 

Display Web Browser

Ctrl+Alt+W

The Web Browser

 

View Project Glossary

Alt+2

 

 

 

 
 

Project

Project Glossary

 

View Resources window

Alt+6

Resources

 

Add a new Model to the project, using the Model Wizard

 

Ctrl+Shift+M

Model Wizard

Add new package to project

 

Ctrl+W

Add a Package

Add new diagram to package

Ctrl+Insert

Add new diagrams

 

Manage Baselines

 

Ctrl+Alt+B

Manage Baselines

Configure Package Control

 

Ctrl+Alt+P

Project | Version Control

 

Configure Controlled Package

Manage locks you have applied

 

Ctrl+Shift+L

Project | Security

Manage Your Own Locks

Validate selected modeling objects

Ctrl+Alt+V

Project | Model Validation

 

Model Validation

Create Document reports

 

F8

 

 

Project | Documentation

Document Reports

Generate Web Report

 

Shift+F8

Web Reports

Generate Diagrams-only Report

 

Ctrl+Shift+F8

Diagrams Only Report

Import a Package from XMI

 

Ctrl+Alt+I

 

 

Project | Model Import/Export

Import from XMI

Export a Package to XMI

 

Ctrl+Alt+E

Export to XMI

Import and export to data CSV files

 

Ctrl+Alt+C

CSV Import and Export

Display Diagram Toolbox

 

Alt+5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diagram

Diagram Toolbox

View Pan & Zoom Window

 

Ctrl+Shift+N

The Pan & Zoom Window

Edit diagram properties

 

F5

Set Diagram Properties

Save changes to a diagram

 

Ctrl+S

Save Changes

Save image to file

 

Ctrl+T

Copy Image to Disk

Save image to clipboard

 

Ctrl+B

Copy Image to Clipboard

Locate in Project Browser

 

Shift+Alt+G

Diagram Menu

Create a new element of the same type as the last

 

Shift+F3 or
Ctrl + click

 

Create Elements

Create a new connector of the same type as the last

 

F3

Connect Elements

Set visibility of connectors

Ctrl+Shift+I

Diagram | Advanced

 

Relationship Visibility

View Properties window

 

Alt+1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element

 

 

 

 

Properties Window

View Testing window

 

Alt+3

Working on Test Records

View Maintenance window

 

Alt+4

Working on Maintenance Items

View Source Code window

 

Alt+7

Editing Source Code

View Element Relationships window

 

Ctrl+Shift+2

The Relationships Window

View Rules and Scenarios (Requirements and Constraints) window

 

Ctrl+Shift+3

Element Scenarios & Requirements

View Project Management window

Ctrl+Shift+7

The Project Management Window

 

View Element Browser

 

Alt+9

The Element Browser

Display element properties

 

Alt+Enter

Properties Dialog

Create a Linked Document

Ctrl+Alt+D

Create Linked Document on an Element

 

Locate diagrams where element is used

 

Ctrl+U

Show Element Use

Display Attribute Properties dialog

 

F9

Attributes

Display Operation Properties dialog

 

F10

General Properties of Operations

View source code in default external editor

 
 

Ctrl+E
F12

Editing Source Code

Locate element in Project Browser

 

Alt+G

Element Menu

Finding Elements

 

Specify which element features are visible on a diagram

 

Ctrl+Shift+Y

Feature Visibility

Add a Tagged Value to an element

 

Ctrl+Shift+T

 

 

 

 

 

Element | Advanced

 

Quick Start - Add Tagged Value To Elements

 

Manage embedded elements

 

Ctrl+Shift+B

Advanced Submenu

Manage Structural Elements

 

Set element parent or implement interface(s)

 

Ctrl+I

Set Element Parent

Set references to other elements and diagrams

 

Ctrl+J

Set Up Cross References

Override inherited features

 

Ctrl+Shift+O

Override Parent Operations

Select alternative image

 

Ctrl+Shift+W

 

 

 

Element | Appearance

Using the Image Manager

Auto-size selected elements

 

Alt+Z

Autosize Elements

Configure element default appearance

Ctrl+Shift+E
F4

 

Set an Element's Default Appearance

Add an attribute to an element

 

Ctrl+Shift+F9

 

 

 

 

 

Element | Inline Features

Attributes

Add an operation to an element

 

Ctrl+Shift+F10

General Properties of Operations

Add other types of feature to an element

 

Ctrl+F11

Insert Maintenance Feature

Insert Testing Features

 

Edit selected

 

F2

In-place Editing Tasks

Insert new feature after current selection

 

Insert

Insert New Feature

Generate code from an element

 

F11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element | Source Code Engineering

 

Generate a Single Class

Synchronize Current Element

 

F7

Importing Source Code

Element Options in the Project Browser

Operation Menu - Project Browser

Update Package Contents

 

Batch generate selected elements

 

Shift+F11

 

Generate a Group of Classes

Batch synchronize selected elements

 

Ctrl+R

Open source directory

 

Ctrl+Alt+Y

Editing Source Code

Compare Editors

 

Space elements evenly horizontally

 

Alt+-

 

Element (Context) | Space Evenly

 

Align Elements

Operations on Multiple Elements

Space elements evenly vertically

 

Alt+=

Create Workbench Instance

 

Ctrl+Shift+J

Element (Context menu) | Execution Analyzer

 

Create & Delete Workbench Instances

View element Properties dialog

 

Enter

 

Properties Window

Move element by increments

Shift+á , â , à , ß

 

Move Elements Within Diagrams

Resize selected element

 

Ctrl+á , â , ß , à

Resize Elements

Align bottom edges of selected elements

 

Ctrl+Alt+Down

 

 

 

Operations on Multiple Elements

Align top edges of selected elements

 

Ctrl+Alt+Up

Align selected elements on left boundaries

 

Ctrl+Alt+Left

Align selected elements on right boundaries

 

Ctrl+Alt+Right

Open Debugger Window

Alt+8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analyzer

 

Debugging

 

Manage Analyzer Scripts on Execution Analyzer window

 

Shift+F12

Managing Analyzer Scripts

Create Build Script

 

Ctrl+Shift+F12

Add Build Commands

Create Test Script

 

Ctrl+Alt+T

Add Testing Command

Create Run Script

 

Ctrl+Alt+N

Add Run Command

Create Deploy Script

 

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F12

Add Deploy Command

Start a Debug session

 

F6

 

 

 

 

Analyzer | Debug

 

 

 

 

 

Run the Debugger

Step Into a function call

 

Shift+F6

Step Over a function call

 

Alt+F6

Step Out of a function call

 

Ctrl+F6

Stop the debug session

 

Ctrl+Alt+F6

Check project data integrity

 

Shift+F9

 

 

 

 

 

Tools

Check Project Data Integrity

Configure system options

 

Ctrl+F9

Local Options

Spell check current package

 

Ctrl+Shift+F7

 

Using the Spell Checker

Spell check model

 

Ctrl+F7

Open a Source File

 

Ctrl+Alt+O

Compare Editors

Transform selected elements

Ctrl+H or
Ctrl+Alt+F

 

 

Tools | Model Transformation

 

Transform Elements

Transform the current package

Ctrl+Shift+H

 

Generate package source code

 

Ctrl+Alt+K

 

 

Tools | Source Code Engineering

Generate a Package

Synchronize package contents

 

Ctrl+Alt+M

Update Package Contents

Import source directory

 

Ctrl+Shift+U

Import a Directory Structure

Edit code generation templates

 

Ctrl+Shift+P

 

 

 

Settings

Code and Transform Templates

The Code Template Editor

The Code Template Editor in MDG Development

 

Edit transformation templates

 

Ctrl+Alt+H

Edit Transformation Templates

Write Transformations

 

Make current view occupy the full screen space

Shift+Alt+Enter

 

 

 

 

Window

 

 

 

Window Menu

Set focus to current window

 

Ctrl+Shift+0

Close the current window

 

Ctrl+F4

Autohide the current window

 

Ctrl+Shift+F4

Autohide Windows

Add new element to package

 

Ctrl+M

Project Browser

Add Elements Directly To Packages

Spell check Notes text

 

F7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Object notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

Make text bullet list item

 

Ctrl+. (full stop)

Make text numbered list item

 

Ctrl+1

Make text bold

 

Ctrl+B

Make text italic

 

Ctrl+I

Make text underlined

 

Ctrl+U

Insert date and time in Notes text

 

F5

Select line of text in Notes text

 

F8

Copy text

 

Ctrl+C

 

 

 

Everywhere

 

 

Paste text

 

Ctrl+V

 

Cut text, or element in diagram

 

Ctrl+X