Copy And Paste Diagram Element

It is possible to copy one or more elements from an open diagram and paste them into a different diagram as either new elements or as links to the original elements.

Copy diagram elements

Step

Instruction

See also

1

Select the element(s) to copy.

 

 

2

For multiple elements:

Right-click to open the context menu and select the Copy menu option
Press Ctrl+C
Click on the Copy button (CopyItemIcon ) in the Default Tools toolbar, or
Click on the Cut button (scissoricon) in the Default Tools toolbar

 

 

3

For single elements, select the Edit | Copy menu option or alternatively press Ctrl+C.

 

 

 

Paste diagram elements

Step

Instruction

See also

1

Open the diagram to paste into.

 

 

2

Either:

Click on the Paste button (Pasteelement) in the Default Tools toolbar, or
Right-click on the diagram background to open the diagram context menu

 

 

3

Select either the Paste Element(s) as New menu option (completely new element) or the Paste Element(s) as Link menu option (reference to the original element).

 

Copy Elements Between Diagrams

Notes

The Date Created and Time Created parameters of a pasted-as-new element are set to the current date and time; the parameters for a linked element remain the same as the copied element