Copy Elements Between Diagrams

If you have created a structure of elements such as a State Machine, on a diagram, you might want to copy that structure onto another diagram as a new set of elements without losing the organization of the structure. In doing this, you can change any of the element names within the structure and still preserve the relative nesting of the elements.

Access    Source diagram > Right-click selected elements | Copy (Ctrl+C)
                  Target diagram > Right-click diagram background | Paste Element(s) as New (Ctrl+Shift+New)

Complete the Paste Element(s) as New Dialog



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Original Element Name

Each element name defaults to selected, to be inserted in the target diagram.

If you want to omit an element from the copied structure, clear the checkbox against it.



New Element Name

If you want to give a copied element a new name, delete the current name and type in the new name.



Include Connectors

This checkbox defaults to selected, to include the existing connectors and hence maintaining the relationships between the copied elements.

If you do not want to copy the connectors, clear the checkbox.




Click on this button to add the copied elements and connectors to the target diagram as new elements.




Package elements cannot be copied as structured elements

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