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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
·When a diagram is open, you can use special quick-keys that make navigating and editing the diagram simple and fast
·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

Search for items in the project (Search in Model)

Ctrl+F
Ctrl+Alt+A

 

Model Search

Search files for data names and structures

 

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F

Search in Files

Paste element(s) from the clipboard as links to the original element(s)

Shift+Insert

Move Elements Between Diagrams

Paste Elements

 

Paste element as new

Ctrl+Shift+V

Paste Elements

Copy Elements Between Diagrams

 

Paste element as metafile image from clipboard

 

Ctrl+Shift+Insert


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

Add a single element to the clipboard list

 

Ctrl+Space

 

Bookmark current element with red marker

 

Shift+Space

Manage Bookmarks

Delete selected element(s) in diagram

Delete  or
Ctrl+D

Package Browser

Element Context Menu Operations

 

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

Ctrl+Delete

Delete Elements From Your Model

Delete Elements from Diagram and Model

 

Display the Project Browser

 

Alt+0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View

 

The Project Browser

View Package Browser (Package Contents)

Ctrl_Alt+R

 

Package Browser

Display Model Views

 

Ctrl+Shift+5

Model Views

Display Scenarios & Requirements view

Ctrl+Shift+3

Element Scenarios & Requirements

 

View Traceability window

 

Ctrl+Shift+4

The Traceability Window

View Properties window

 

Alt+1

Properties Window

 

View Notes window

Ctrl+Shift+1

Notes

 

View Tagged Values window

Ctrl+Shift+6

Tagged Values

 

View Web Browser

Ctrl+Alt+W

The Web Browser

 

View System Output window

 

Ctrl+Shift+8

The System Output Window

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

Ctrl+Shift+M

 

 

 

 
 

Project

Model Wizard

 

Open Team Review

 

Ctrl+Alt+U

Team Review Tools

View Project Glossary

Alt+2

Project Glossary

 

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 current Package

Ctrl+Alt+V

Project | Model Validation

 

Model Validation

Create Document reports

 

F8

 

 

Project | Documentation

Document Reports

Generate Web Report in HTML

 

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

Add new diagram to Package

Ctrl+Insert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diagram

Add new diagrams

 

Edit diagram properties

 

F5

Set Diagram Properties

Locate in Project Browser

Shift+Alt+G

Diagram Menu

 

Display Diagram Toolbox

 

Alt+5

Diagram Toolbox

View Pan & Zoom Window

 

Ctrl+Shift+N

The Pan & Zoom Window

Set visibility of connectors

 

Ctrl+Shift+I

Relationship Visibility

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

Display element properties, on General tab

 

Alt+Enter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Element

Properties Dialog

Locate element in Project Browser

Alt+G

Element Menu

Finding Elements

 

Locate diagrams where element is used

 

Ctrl+U

Show Element Use

View Element Browser

 

Alt+9

The Element Browser

View element Relationships window

 

Ctrl+Shift+2

The Relationships Window

Create a Linked Document

Ctrl+Alt+D

Create Linked Document on an Element

 

Display Features dialog at the Attributes tab

 

F9

Attributes

Display Features dialog at the Operations tab

 

F10

Define Properties of Operations

Specify which element features are visible on a diagram

 

Ctrl+Shift+Y

Feature Visibility

View Maintenance window, in Default mode.

Alt+4

Element | Maintenance

 

Working on Maintenance Items

Manage structural (embedded) elements

Ctrl+Shift+B

 

 

 

 

Element | Structure

Structure Submenu

Manage Structural Elements

 

Set element parent or implement interface(s)

 

Ctrl+I

Set Element Parent

Override inherited features

 

Ctrl+Shift+O

Override Parent Operations

Add a Tagged Value to an element

Ctrl+Shift+T

Quick Start - Add Tagged Value To Elements

 

Set references to other elements and diagrams

Ctrl+J

Element | Advanced

 

Set Up Cross References

Configure element default appearance

 

Ctrl+Shift+E
F4

 

 

Element | Appearance

Set an Element's Default Appearance

Auto-size selected elements

 

Alt+Z

Autosize Elements

Select alternative image

 

Ctrl+Shift+W

Using the Image Manager

Edit selected

 

F2

 

 

 

 

 

Element | Edit Features Inline

In-place Editing Tasks

Add an attribute to an element

 

Ctrl+Shift+F9

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

 

Insert new feature after current selection

 

Insert

Insert New Feature

Delete selected feature from the model

 

Ctrl+Shift+Delete

In-place Editing Tasks

Space elements evenly horizontally

 

Alt+-

 

Element (Diagram Context) | Space Evenly

 

Align Elements

Operations on Multiple Elements

Space elements evenly vertically

 

Alt+=

Create Workbench Instance of a Class

 

Ctrl+Shift+J

Element (Project Browser Context menu) | Execution Analyzer

 

Create & Delete Workbench Instances

Move focus to the Diagram View from a docked window.

 

Alt+\

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On a diagram

Diagram View

View element Properties dialog (when the element is selected)

 

Enter

Properties Dialog

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

Manage Analyzer Scripts on Execution Analyzer window

 

Shift+F12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analyzer

 

Managing Analyzer Scripts

Create Build Script

Ctrl+Shift+F12

Add Build Commands

 

Create Run Script

 

Ctrl+Alt+N

Add Run Command

Create Test Script

 

Ctrl+Alt+T

Add Testing Command

Create Deploy Script

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F12

Add Deploy Command

Open Debugger Window

 

Alt+8

 

 

 

 

 

Analyzer | Debug

 

Debugging

Start a Debug session

 

F6

 

 

 

 

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

Open a Source File

 

Ctrl+Alt+O

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tools

Compare Editors

Edit code generation templates

Ctrl+Shift+P

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

 

Open the Resources window

 

Alt+6

Resources

Configure system options

 

Ctrl+F9

Local Options

Spell check current Package

 

Ctrl+Shift+F7

 
 

Tools | Spell Checking

 

Using the Spell Checker

Spell check model

 

Ctrl+F7

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 - Package

Generate a Package

Synchronize Package contents

 

Ctrl+Alt+M

Update Package Contents

Import source directory

 

Ctrl+Shift+U

Import a Directory Structure

Generate code on selected element

F11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tools | Source Code Engineering - Element

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

 

View Source Code window

 

Alt+7

 

 

Editing Source Code

View source code in default external editor

Ctrl+E
F12

 

Check project data integrity

 

Shift+F9

Tools | Data Management

 

Check Project Data Integrity

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

View Learning Center

Alt+F1

Help

Learning Center

 

Add new element to Package

 

Ctrl+M

Project Browser or diagram

 

Add Elements Directly To Packages

Copy text

 

Ctrl+C

 

 

 

Everywhere

 

 

Paste text

 

Ctrl+V

 

Cut text, or element in diagram

 

Ctrl+X