Keyboard Shortcuts

The table below lists the default keyboard shortcut functions within Enterprise Architect.

Notes:

  • You can also display the key combinations on the Help Keyboard dialog (Help | Keyboard Accelerator Map; click on the drop-down arrow in the Category field and select the appropriate category)
  • 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

Action

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 Project Information 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 Learning Center

Alt + F1

View

View Pan & Zoom Window

Ctrl + Shift + N

View

View Model Search

Ctrl + Alt + A

View

View Package Browser (or Diagram 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

Manage Analyzer Scripts on Execution Analyzer window

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 or Ctrl  + click

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 + , , ,

Element

Resize selected element

Ctrl + , , ,

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

Spell check Notes text

F7

Object notes

Edit code generation templates

Ctrl + Shift + P

Settings

Edit transformation templates

Ctrl + Alt + H

Settings

Make text bullet list item

Ctrl + . (full stop)

Object notes

Make text numbered list item

Ctrl + 1

Object notes

Make text bold

Ctrl + B

Object notes

Make text italic

Ctrl + I

Object notes

Make text underlined

Ctrl + U

Object notes

Insert date and time in Notes text

F5

Object notes

Select line of text in Notes text

F8

Object notes

Copy text

Ctrl + C

Everywhere

Paste text

Ctrl + V

Everywhere

Cut text, or element in diagram

Ctrl + X

Everywhere