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Copy/Paste Submenu

The Package 'Copy/Paste' context menu provides a range of options for copying or moving Packages between parent Packages or between models, within the Project Browser. It also provides options for pasting copied elements and diagrams into a Package.

Access

Context Menu

Project Browser | Right-click on Package | Copy/Paste

Options

Option

Action

See also

Cut

Select this option to remove the selected Package from its parent Package, to be pasted under another Package. The selected Package remains where it is until the Paste operation is invoked.

Shortcut: Ctrl+X

Move Elements Between Packages

Paste

Select this option to paste a cut Package under the selected Package. If the selected Package is not a valid target, the 'Paste' option is grayed out.

(This option is not available for copied Packages - use the 'Paste Package from Clipboard' context menu option.)

Shortcut: Ctrl+V

Copy to Clipboard

Select this option to copy the selected element(s) (including the Package element) to the clipboard. You select one of two sub options:

  • ID for Pasting as Link - copy the element IDs to the clipboard to be pasted into a diagram as links to the actual elements (Shortcut: Ctrl+C)
  • Full Structure for Duplication - copy the element(s) of the selected Package to the clipboard, in XMI format for pasting as new duplicate elements in another Package (Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+C)
Copy a Package

Paste Package from Clipboard

Select this option to paste a Package from the clipboard into the selected Package.

Shortcut: Ctrl+V

Paste Element(s) from Clipboard

Select this option to paste elements copied to the clipboard into the selected Package.

Shortcut: Ctrl+V

Copy Elements Between Packages

Paste Diagram

If you have copied a diagram from another Package, select this option to paste the diagram into the currently-selected Package.

Copy Documentation Bookmark

When using the Legacy Report Generator, if you want to create a complex document that consists of sections of one or more document reports, rather than one complete report, you can create a master document in Microsoft WordTM and within it create links to the report sections using their bookmarks.

Select this menu option to copy the bookmark on the selected Package to the clipboard, to be pasted into a search or other reference to the bookmark.

Document Bookmarks

Copy Node Path to Clipboard

Select this option to copy the Package's node path (hierarchy structure) to the Enterprise Architect clipboard, as a reference.

Copy Node GUID to Clipboard

Select this option to copy the Package's node GUID to the Enterprise Architect clipboard, as a reference.