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Delete Elements From Your Model

You can delete elements from your model, working either from the Project Browser or from a diagram.

  • When you delete an element from your model, the element, its properties and any child elements or diagrams it contains are all deleted.  
  • The deleted element is removed from all diagrams on which it appears
  • All relationships that it was involved in are also deleted from the model

Delete one or more items from your model using the Project Browser

Step

Action

1

In the Project Browser, click on an item to select it.

To select additional items, or to remove items from the selection, use Ctrl+click or Shift+click.

The selected items are highlighted in the Project Browser.

2

Either:

  • Press Ctrl+Delete or
  • Right-click on one of the selected elements, then select the 'Delete selected item(s)' option

A confirmation dialog displays.

3

Click on the Yes button.

The selected items are deleted from your model.

Delete one or more items from your model using a diagram

Step

Action

1

To open the diagram containing the items to be deleted from your model, either:

  • Double-click on the diagram name in the Project Browser, or
  • Make an already open diagram the 'active' diagram, by clicking on its tab in the Diagram View

2

Either:

  • Press Ctrl+A to select all of the elements in the diagram, or
  • Click on an element in the diagram to select it, then use Ctrl+click to add or remove specific elements to and from the selection

The selected elements are highlighted in the diagram.

3

Press Ctrl+Delete.

A confirmation dialog displays.

4

Click on the Yes button.

The selected elements are removed from the model.

Notes

  • Deleting a Package completely removes the Package and all its contents - diagrams, child Packages and elements - from the model
  • Deleting an element completely removes the element and its properties, connectors, child elements and child diagrams from the model, and from every diagram that contains it
  • Deleting a diagram completely removes the diagram from the model, but not the diagram's component elements; they remain in the parent Package