Move Elements Between Diagrams

If an element is in the wrong diagram, Enterprise Architect offers functionality that simplifies the process of moving the element from one diagram to another.

Use To:

  • Move elements from one diagram to another
  • Copy elements from one diagram to another

How To:

To move elements from one diagram to another, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

See also

1

In the Project Browser, double-click the name of the diagram that contains the element to be moved

The diagram opens in the Diagram View

 

2

Click on the element in the diagram to select it

 

3

Either:

  • Click on the Cut button () in the Default Tools toolbar, or
  • Press ( Ctrl + X )

The selected element is copied to the clipboard

However, the element remains visible on the current diagram until the clipboard content is pasted onto a different diagram

The model element itself is not affected in any way

 

4

In the Project Browser, double-click on the name of the diagram into which the element is to be moved

The diagram opens in the Diagram View

 

5

Either:

  • Click on the Paste button () in the Default Tools toolbar, or
  • Press ( Ctrl + V ) or ( Shift + Insert )

The element is pasted from the clipboard onto the current diagram and removed from the original (source) diagram

Again, the model element itself is not affected in any way

 

 

To copy elements from one diagram to another, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

See also

1

In the Project Browser, double-click the name of the diagram that contains the element to be moved

The diagram opens in the Diagram View

 

2

Click on the element in the diagram to select it

 

3

Either:

  • Click on the Copy button ( ) in the Default Tools toolbar, or
  • Press ( Ctrl + C )

The selected element is copied to the clipboard

Neither the current diagram, nor the model element itself are affected in any way

 

4

In the Project Browser, double-click on the name of the diagram into which the element is to be copied

The diagram opens in the Diagram View

 

5

Either:

  • Click on the Paste button () in the Default Tools toolbar, or
  • Press ( Ctrl + V ) or ( Shift + Insert )

The element is pasted from the clipboard onto the current diagram

Again, neither the source diagram nor the model element itself are affected in any way

 

Notes:

  • By selecting more than one element at a time, you can move or copy multiple elements in the same operation
  • You can remove an element from a diagram by selecting it, then pressing the Delete key
  • You can place an element onto an open diagram by locating the element in the Project Browser, then dragging it onto the diagram