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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

Ribbon

Start > Help > Help > Open Keyboard Accelerator Map

Menu

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

Shortcut

Operation

See also

Ctrl+N

Create a new Enterprise Architect project.

File Based Repositories Create a Project

Ctrl+O

Open an Enterprise Architect project.

Opening a Project

Ctrl+Shift+F11

Reload the current project.

Share Enterprise Architect Projects

Ctrl+P

Print the active diagram.

Scale Image to Page Size

Ctrl+Z

Undo a change.

Undo Last Action

Ctrl+Y

Redo an undone change.

Redo Last Action

Ctrl+F, Ctrl+Alt+A

Search for items in the project (Search in Model).

Model Search

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F

Search files for data names and structures.

Search in Files

Shift+Insert

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

Paste Elements Move Elements Between Diagrams

Ctrl+Shift+V

Paste an element as new.

Copy Elements Between Diagrams Paste Elements

Ctrl+Shift+Insert

Paste an element as a metafile image from the clipboard.

Shift+F3  or Ctrl+click

Create a new element of the same type as the last.

Create Elements

F3

Create a new connector of the same type as the last.

Connect Elements

Ctrl+Space

Add a single element to the clipboard list.

Shift+Space

Bookmark the current element with a red marker.

Bookmarks

Delete key or Ctrl+D

Delete selected element(s) in a diagram.

Element Context Menu Operations Package Browser

Ctrl+Delete

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

Delete Elements from Diagram and Model Delete Elements From Your Model

Alt+0

Display the Project Browser.

The Project Browser

Ctrl+Alt+R

View the Package Browser (Package Contents).

Package Browser

Ctrl+Shift+5

Display Model Views.

Model Views

Ctrl+Shift+3

Display the Scenarios & Requirements view.

Element Scenarios & Requirements

Ctrl+Shift+4

View the Traceability window.

The Traceability Window

Alt+1

View the Properties window.

Properties Window

Ctrl+Shift+1

View the Notes window.

Notes

Ctrl+Shift+6

View the Tagged Values window.

Tagged Values

Ctrl+Alt+W

View the Web Browser.

The Web Browser

Ctrl+Shift+8

View the System Output window.

The System Output Window

Ctrl+Shift+M

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

Model Wizard

Ctrl+Alt+U

Open the Team Review.

Team Review

Alt+2

View the Project Glossary.

Model Glossary

Ctrl+Alt+B

Manage Baselines.

Manage Baselines

Ctrl+Alt+P

Configure Package Control.

Configure Controlled Package

Ctrl+Shift+L

Open a 'Lock <item>' dialog for the selected Package, diagram or element.

Manage Your Own Locks

Ctrl+Alt+V

Validate the current Package.

Model Validation

F8

Generate documents and reports.

Document Reports

Shift+F8

Generate a Web Report in HTML.

Web Reports

Ctrl+Shift+F8

Generate a Diagrams-Only report.

Diagrams Only Report

Ctrl+Alt+I

Import a Package from XMI.

Import from XMI

Ctrl+Alt+E

Export a Package to XMI.

Export to XMI

Ctrl+Alt+C

Import and export to data CSV files.

CSV Import and Export

Ctrl+Insert

Add a new diagram to a Package.

Add new diagrams

F5

Edit diagram properties.

Set Diagram Properties

Shift+Alt+G

Locate a selected object in the Project Browser.

Diagram Menu - Project Browser

Alt+5

Display the Diagram Toolbox.

Diagram Toolbox

Ctrl+Shift+N

View the Pan and Zoom window.

The Pan & Zoom Window

Ctrl+Shift+I

Set the visibility of connectors.

Relationship Visibility

Ctrl+S

Save changes to a diagram.

Save Changes

Ctrl+T

Save an image to file.

Copy Image to Disk

Ctrl+B

Save an image to the clipboard.

Copy Image to Clipboard

Alt+Enter

Display the element 'Properties' dialog at the 'General' tab.

Properties Dialog

Alt+G

Locate the selected element in the Project Browser.

Finding Elements Element Menu

Ctrl+U

Locate diagrams in which the element is used.

Show Element Use

Alt+9

View the Element Browser.

The Element Browser

Ctrl+Shift+2

View the element Relationships window.

The Relationships Window

Ctrl+Alt+D

Create a Linked Document on an element.

Create Linked Document on an Element

F9

Display the 'Features' dialog at the 'Attributes' tab.

Attributes

F10

Display the 'Features' dialog at the 'Operations' tab.

Define Properties of Operations

Ctrl+Shift+Y

Specify which element features are visible on a diagram.

Feature Visibility

Alt+4

View the Maintenance window, in Default mode.

Working on Maintenance Items

Ctrl+Shift+B

Manage structural (embedded) elements.

Structure Submenu Manage Structural Elements

Ctrl+I

Set an element's parent or implement interface(s).

Set Element Parent

Ctrl+Shift+O

Override inherited features.

Override Parent Operations

Ctrl+Shift+T

Add a Tagged Value to an element.

Quick Start - Add Tagged Value To Elements

Ctrl+J

Set cross references to other elements and diagrams.

Set Up Cross References

Ctrl+Shift+E or F4

Configure an element's default appearance.

Set an Element's Default Appearance

Alt+Z

Automatically size selected elements.

Autosize Elements

Ctrl+Shift+W

Select an alternative image for an element.

Using the Image Manager

F2

Edit the selected property value.

In-place Editing Tasks

Ctrl+Shift+F9

Add an attribute to an element.

Attributes

Ctrl+Shift+F10

Add an operation to an element.

Define Properties of Operations

Ctrl+F11

Add other types of feature to an element.

Insert Testing Features Insert Maintenance Feature

Insert key

Insert a new feature after the current selection.

Insert New Feature

Ctrl+Shift+Delete

Delete the selected feature from the model.

In-place Editing Tasks

Alt+-

Space elements evenly, horizontally.

Operations on Multiple Elements Align Elements

Alt+=

Space elements evenly, vertically.

Ctrl+Shift+J

Create a Workbench Instance of a Class.

Create & Delete Workbench Instances

Alt+\

Move focus to the Diagram View from a docked window.

Diagram View

Enter key

View the element 'Properties' dialog (when the element is selected).

Properties Dialog

Shift+arrow keys

Move elements by small increments.

Move Elements Within Diagrams

Ctrl+arrow keys

Resize a selected element by small increments.

Resize Elements

Ctrl+Alt+Down

Align the bottom edges of selected elements.

Operations on Multiple Elements

Ctrl+Alt+Up

Align the top edges of selected elements.

Ctrl+Alt+Left

Align the left boundaries of selected elements.

Ctrl+Alt+Right

Align the right boundaries of selected elements.

Shift+F12

Manage Analyzer Scripts on the Execution Analyzer window.

Managing Analyzer Scripts

Ctrl+Shift+F12

Create a Build Script.

Build Scripts

Ctrl+Alt+N

Create a Run Script.

Run Script

Ctrl+Alt+T

Create a Test Script.

Test Scripts

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F12

Create a Deployment script.

Deploy Script

Alt+8

Open the Debugger window.

Debugging

F6

Start a Debug session.

Run the Debugger

Shift+F6

Step Into a function call.

Alt+F6

Step Over a function call.

Ctrl+F6

Step Out of a function call.

Ctrl+Alt+F6

Stop the debug session.

Ctrl+Alt+O

Open a source file.

Compare Editors

Ctrl+Shift+P

Edit code generation templates.

The Code Template Editor in MDG Development The Code Template Editor Code and Transform Templates

Ctrl+Alt+H

Edit Transformation templates.

Write Transformations Edit Transformation Templates

Alt+6

Open the Resources window.

Resources

Ctrl+F9

Configure system options.

Local Options

Ctrl+Shift+F7

Spell check the current Package.

Using the Spell Checker

Ctrl+F7

Spell check the model.

Ctrl+H or Ctrl+Alt+F

Transform selected elements.

Transform Elements

Ctrl+Shift+H

Transform the current Package

Ctrl+Alt+K

Generate Package source code.

Generate a Package

Ctrl+Alt+M

Synchronize Package contents.

Update Package Contents

Ctrl+Shift+U

Import a source directory.

Import a Directory Structure

F11

Generate code on a selected element.

Generate a Single Class

F7

Synchronize the current element.

Update Package Contents Operation or Attribute Menu - Project Browser Element Options in the Project Browser Importing Source Code

Shift+F11

Batch generate selected elements.

Generate a Group of Classes

Ctrl+R

Batch synchronize selected elements.

Ctrl+Alt+Y

Open a source directory.

Compare Editors Editing Source Code

Alt+7

View the Source Code window.

Editing Source Code

Ctrl+E or F12

View source code in the default external editor.

Shift+F9

Check project data integrity.

Check Project Data Integrity

Shift+Alt+Enter

Make the current view occupy the full screen space.

Window Menu

Ctrl+Shift+0

Set focus to the current window.

Ctrl+F4

Close the current window.

Ctrl+Shift+F4

Autohide the current window.

Autohide Windows

Ctrl+M

Add a new element to Package.

Add Elements Directly To Packages

Ctrl+C

Copy text, or element ID for pasting an element on a diagram as a link.

Ctrl+Shift+C

Copy an element, multiple elements or a Package plus any underlying structure to the clipboard for ducplication in a target Package.

Ctrl+V

Paste text.

Ctrl+X

Cut text, or an element in a diagram.