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Save Diagram Image to Disk

It is possible to capture a modeling diagram as an image file on disk, for later use in - for example - external documents and presentations. You can capture the image in a number of different file formats, including:

  • Windows bitmap
  • GIF image
  • Windows Enhanced Metafile (standard metafile)
  • Windows Placeable Metafile (older style metafile)
  • PNG format
  • JPG
  • TGA

Access

Ribbon

Publish > Diagram Image > Save > Save to File

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+T

Capture a diagram as an image file on disk

Step

Action

See also

1

On the 'Save As Image' dialog, select the appropriate folder location for the file.

2

In the 'File name' field, type the file name to save the image under.

3

In the 'Save as type' field, click on the drop-down arrow and select the appropriate graphic format.

4

Click on the Save button.

Notes

  • The system clips the image size to the smallest bounding rectangle that encompasses all diagram elements
  • You can scale the size of the saved (bitmap) image upwards or downwards, using the option on the 'Diagram' page of the 'Preferences' dialog ('Start > Desktop > Preferences > Preferences > Diagram')
  • You can also enable and disable Diagram Frames on the images that you capture of a diagram, on the same page of the 'Preferences' dialog
  • By deselecting the 'Printable' option on an element on a diagram, you can omit that element from the diagram image copied to disk

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