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The Diagram menu enables you to configure diagram properties and options and to save diagram images to file.

The Diagram Menu




See also


View and edit the <type> Diagram: <name> dialog for the current diagram.




Find in Project Browser


Locate the current diagram in the Project Browser window.

Shift + Alt + G


Layout Diagram

Automatically layout the current diagram (not available for Behavioral diagrams).



Layout a Diagram Automatically

Switch to

Change the presentation of the diagram to the Diagram List format or the Gantt Chart format.



Diagram List


Display the diagram Advanced menu.



Diagram Advanced Menu


Save the current position of all diagram elements.


Ctrl + S


Save as Image

Save the diagram as a bitmap file (.BMP), Graphics Interchange Format file (.GIF) or Windows Metafile (.WMF).


Ctrl + T


Copy Image to Clipboard

Copy an image of the current diagram to the clipboard. The image can be in metafile or bitmap format; you set the format on the Options dialog.


Ctrl + B

General (page of Options dialog)

Swimlanes and Matrix

Add, modify and delete swimlanes or the swimlanes matrix for the current diagram.



Swimlanes Matrix


Repeat Last Element

Create an instance of the same type as the last element created.


Shift + F3


Repeat Last Connector

Create an instance of the same type as the last connector created.




Property Note

Display the properties note for the current diagram on screen.


Insert Diagram Properties Note


Show Grid

Show or hide the diagram grid.




Snap To Grid

Position elements on the diagram grid; there are two options:

Standard Grid - constrains elements to the grid when they are added to diagrams
Smart Placement - places elements even distances away from other elements and spaces elements evenly


If neither of these options are enabled, the elements can be placed freely on the diagram.





Change the zoom factor on the current diagram.


Pan and Zoom a Diagram