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Paste Elements

It is possible to paste an element into a diagram from the Enterprise Architect clipboard or the MS WindowsTM clipboard, either as a hyperlink to the original element or as a new element. The Enterprise Architect clipboard takes precedence, so you must clear that clipboard before you can paste from the Windows clipboard.

Access Edit | Paste As Link

Edit | Paste As New

Paste Elements



See also

as Link

Drop the element in the buffer as a link (that is, a reference) to the element.

If there are images in the MS Windows clipboard and none in the Enterprise Architect clipboard, you can:

  • Drop an image from the MS Windows clipboard into a new element as the appearance of the new element, or
  • Drop an image from the MS Windows clipboard into the diagram as a new boundary's appearance

Shortcut: Shift+Insert

Drop from Project Browser

as New

Drop each element in the buffer as a completely new element.

The 'Paste Element(s) as New' dialog displays, listing the copied elements and providing a default name for the new instance of each element.

If you want to apply your own element name to the new element, overtype the 'New Element Name' field.

Each listed element defaults to selected, to be dropped into the diagram. If you do not want to drop a new instance of an element held in the clipboard, deselect the checkbox against it.

If you want to include the connectors between the copied elements, select the 'Include Connectors' checkbox.

Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+V

Create New Elements