The Edit menu provides a range of functions to apply to diagram elements for the currently open diagram or view.

Access    Edit

The Edit Menu




See also

Model Search

Display the Model Search window, to search for particular phrases or words.


Ctrl + Alt + A

Model Search

File Search

Display the File Search window, to search for text in code files and scripts.


Ctrl + Shift + Alt + F

Find In Files


1.Copy the selected elements to the MS Windows clipboard. (To paste the selected elements use the Paste Element(s) option, below.)
2.Copy an image of the selected elements to the clipboard. If no elements are selected, the entire diagram is copied.


The image can be saved as a bitmap or a metafile; you set the format on the Options dialog.


Ctrl + C

General (page of the Options dialog)

Project Clipboard

Offers two sub-options:

Add to Project Clipboard - Add the current element to the Enterprise Architect clipboard
Clear Project Clipboard - Clear any elements from the Enterprise Architect clipboard


Ctrl + Space




Paste Element(s)

Display the Paste Elements submenu, which enables you to paste elements on the clipboard into the current diagram.



Paste Elements Submenu

Paste Image From Clipboard

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, its classifier identifies the source diagram for the element.


Ctrl + Shift + Insert



Re-apply the last undone action.


Ctrl + Y

Redo Last Action


Undo the last action performed; note that some actions cannot be undone.


Ctrl + Z

Undo Last Action

Select All

Select all elements concurrently on the current diagram.




Select By Type

Specify a particular type of element to select on the diagram.




Clear Selection

Deselect all elements.




Bookmark Selected

Bookmark the selected element(s).

If the selected element is already bookmarked, this option removes the bookmark.


Shift + Space

Manage Bookmarks

Clear All Bookmarks

Clear bookmarks from any bookmarked elements in the current diagram.



Manage Bookmarks

Delete Selected Element(s)


Delete the selected elements from the diagram.

Ctrl + D