Paste Elements Submenu

To paste what is in the buffer either as a new element or as a hyperlink to the element, select the Edit | Paste Element(s) menu option.

Note:

You can paste images from the Enterprise Architect Clipboard or the MS Windows clipboard. The Enterprise Architect clipboard takes precedence, so you must clear that clipboard before you can paste from the MS Windows clipboard.

Menu Option & Function Keys

Use to

as Link  [Shift]+[Insert]

Paste the element in the buffer as a link (that is, a reference) to the element.

If there are images in the MS Windows clipboard and none in the Enterprise Architect clipboard, you can:

  • Paste an image from the MS Windows clipboard into a new element as the appearance of the new element or
  • Paste an image from the MS Windows clipboard into the diagram as a new boundary's appearance.

as New  [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[V]

Paste the element in the buffer as a completely new element.

Paste Image From Clipboard
[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Insert]

Paste the element in the Enterprise Architect Clipboard into the same diagram or a different diagram, as a metafile (that is, a definition of the element) as many times as is necessary.

If you paste the element into a different diagram, the classifier identifies the source diagram for the element.