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Remove Elements From a Diagram

Removing an element from a diagram does not delete the element from the model and therefore does not alter the structure of the underlying model.  When you remove an element from a diagram, you are essentially 'hiding' the element in that particular view of the model.

Use To:

  • Remove one or more elements from a diagram

How To:

To remove elements from a diagram, follow the steps below:



See Also


Open the diagram that is to be modified


  • 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




  • Press ( Ctrl+A )  to select all of the elements in the diagram, or
  • Click on an element in the diagram to select it (and use ( Ctrl + Click ) to add further  elements to your selection, or to remove elements from the selection)

The selected elements are highlighted in the diagram




  • Press ( Delete ), or
  • Press ( Ctrl + D ), or
  • Right-click a selected element and from the context menu select Delete <element name> or Delete Selected Elements.

The selected elements are removed from the diagram.



  • You can 'undo' the removal of a diagram element, by pressing ( Ctrl + Z ), or by clicking the Undo button , in the Default Tools toolbar