Keyboard Shortcuts

The table below lists the default keyboard shortcut functions within Enterprise Architect. You can also display the key combinations on the Help Keyboard dialog (or Keyboard Accelerator Map).

There are some additional shortcuts using the keyboard and mouse in combination; see the Keyboard-Mouse Shortcuts topic.

If necessary, you can change these keyboard shortcuts using the Keyboard tab of the Customize dialog.

Function

Shortcut

Category

Create a new Enterprise Architect project

[Ctrl]+[N]

File

Open an Enterprise Architect project

[Ctrl]+[O]

File

Open Source File

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[O]

File

Reload the current project

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[F11]

File

Print the active diagram

[Ctrl]+[P]

File

Undo Change

[Ctrl]+[Z]

Edit

Redo Change

[Ctrl]+[Y]

Edit

Add a single element to the clipboard list

[Ctrl]+[Space]

Edit

Paste element as metafile from clipboard

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Insert]

Edit

Paste element as new

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[V]

Edit

Paste element(s) from the clipboard

[Shift]+[Insert]

Edit

Bookmark current element with red marker

[Shift]+[Space]

Edit

Delete selected element(s) in diagram

[Delete] or
[Ctrl]+[D]

Edit

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

[Ctrl]+[Delete]

Edit

Search for items in the project

[Ctrl]+[F]

Edit

Set focus to current window

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[0]

Window

Autohide the current window

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[F4]

Window

Hide the current window

[Ctrl]+[F4]

Window

View Project Browser

[Alt]+[0]

View

View Properties window

[Alt]+[1]

View

View System window

[Alt]+[2]

View

View Testing window

[Alt]+[3]

View

View Maintenance window

[Alt]+[4]

View

Display Toolbox

[Alt]+[5]

View

View Resources window

[Alt]+[6]

View

View Source Code window

[Alt]+[7]

View

View Debug Workbench

[Alt]+[8]

View

View Notes window

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[1]

View

View Element Relationships window

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[2]

View

View Rules and Scenarios (Requirements and Constraints) window

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[3]

View

View Traceability window

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[4]

View

View Tagged Values window

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[6]

View

View Project Management window

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[7]

View

View Output window

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[8]

View

View Tasks Pane

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[9]

View

View Pan & Zoom Window

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[N]

View

View Model Search

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[A]

View

View Element List

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[R]

View

Open Team Review

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[U]

View

Display Web Browser

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[W]

View

View Element Browser

[Alt]+[9]

View

Add new package to project

[Ctrl]+[W]

Project

Add new diagram to package

[Ctrl]+[Insert]

Project

Add new element to package

[Ctrl]+[M]

Project

Create RTF documentation

[F8]

Project

Generate HTML Report

[Shift]+[F8]

Project

Generate Diagrams-only Report

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[F8]

Project

Generate package source code

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[K]

Project

Synchronize package contents

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[M]

Project

Import source directory

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[U]

Project

Package Build Scripts

[Shift]+[F12]

Project

Build

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[F12]

Project

Test

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[T]

Project

Run

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[N]

Project

Deploy

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Alt]+[F12]

Project

Debug Run

[F6]

Project

Step Into

[Shift]+[F6]

Project

Step Over

[Alt]+[F6]

Project

Step Out

[Ctrl]+[F6]

Project

Debug Stop

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F6]

Project

Transform selected elements

[Ctrl]+[H] or
[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F]

Project

Transform current package

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[H]

Project

Validate Selected

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[V]

Project

Manage locks applied by current user

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[L]

Project

Configure package control

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[P]

Project

Import package from XMI

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[I]

Project

Export package to XMI

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[E]

Project

Import and export to CSV files

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[C]

Project

Manage Baselines

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[B]

Project

Diagram properties

[F5]

Diagram

Save

[Ctrl]+[S]

Diagram

Save image to file

[Ctrl]+[T]

Diagram

Save image to clipboard

[Ctrl]+[B]

Diagram

Visible Relations

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[I]

Diagram

Locate in Project Browser

[Shift]+[Alt]+[G]

Diagram

Repeat last element

[Shift]+[F3]

Diagram

Repeat last connector

[F3]

Diagram

Element Properties

[Alt]+[Enter]

Element

Add Tagged Value

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[T]

Element

Linked Document

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[D]

Element

Display Attribute Properties dialog

[F9]

Element

Display Operation Properties dialog

[F10]

Element

Space elements evenly horizontally

[Alt]+[-]

Element

Space elements evenly vertically

[Alt]+[=]

Element

Add attribute

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[F9]

Element

Add operation

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[F10]

Element

Add other type

[Ctrl]+[F11]

Element

Auto-size selected elements

[Alt]+[Z]

Element

Generate code from element

[Ctrl]+[G] or [F11]

Element

Move element by increments

[Shift]+[á], [â], [à] or
[ß]

Element

Resize selected element

[Ctrl]+[á], [â], [ß] or [à]

Element

Align bottom edges of selected elements

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Down]

Element

Align top edges of selected elements

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Up]

Element

Align selected elements on left boundaries

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Left]

Element

Align selected elements on right boundaries

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Right]

Element

Configure element default appearance

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[E] or [F4]

Element

Edit selected

[F2]

Element

Manage embedded elements

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[B]

Element

Insert new feature after current selection

[Insert]

Element

Locate in browser

[Alt]+[G]

Element

New element

[Ctrl]+[M]

Element

View source code in default editor

[Ctrl]+[E] or [F12]

Element

Operation

[F10]

Element

Override inherited features

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[O]

Element

Configure element properties

[Alt]+[ Enter]

Element

Select alternative image

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[W]

Element

Specify which element features are visible on a diagram

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Y]

Element

Set element parent or implement interface(s)

[Ctrl]+[I]

Element

Set references to other elements and diagrams

[Ctrl]+[J]

Element

Create Workbench Instance

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[J]

Element

Locate diagrams where element is used

[Ctrl]+[U]

Element

View Properties dialog

[Enter]

Element

Check project data integrity

[Shift]+[F9]

Tools

Configure system options

[Ctrl]+[F9]

Tools

Spell check current package

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[F7]

Tools

Spell check model

[Ctrl]+[F7]

Tools

Edit code generation templates

[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[P]

Settings

Edit transformation templates

[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[H]

Settings

Make text bullet list item

[Ctrl]+[.] (full stop)

Element notes

Make text numbered list item

[Ctrl]+[1]

Element notes

Make text bold

[Ctrl]+[B]

Element notes

Make text italic

[Ctrl]+[I]

Element notes

Make text underlined

[Ctrl]+[U]

Element notes

Copy text

[Ctrl]+[C]

Everywhere

Paste text

[Ctrl]+[V]

Everywhere

Cut text, or element in diagram

[Ctrl]+[X]

Everywhere

Display Keyboard Accelerator Map

To display the key combinations for the menu functions within Enterprise Architect, select the Help | Keyboard Accelerator Map menu option. The Help Keyboard dialog displays.

Help Keyboard

To list the shortcuts in a particular category (see the Command column in the above table), click on the drop-down arrow in the Category field and select the appropriate category.