Please note : This help page is for an older version of Enteprise Archtiect. The latest help can be found here.

Keyboard Shortcuts

The table below lists the default keyboard shortcut functions within Enterprise Architect.

Notes:

  • You can also display the key combinations on the Help Keyboard dialog (Help | Keyboard Accelerator Map; click on the drop-down arrow in the Category field and select the appropriate category)
  • There are some additional shortcuts using the keyboard and mouse in combination; see the Keyboard-Mouse Shortcuts topic
  • If necessary, you can change these keyboard shortcuts using the Keyboard tab of the Customize dialog

Action

Shortcut

Category

Create a new Enterprise Architect project

Ctrl + N

File

Open an Enterprise Architect project

Ctrl + O

File

Open Source File

Ctrl + Alt + O

File

Reload the current project

Ctrl + Shift + F11

File

Print the active diagram

Ctrl + P

File

Undo Change

Ctrl + Z

Edit

Redo Change

Ctrl + Y

Edit

Add a single element to the clipboard list

Ctrl + Space

Edit

Paste element as metafile from clipboard

Ctrl + Shift + Insert

Edit

Paste element as new

Ctrl + Shift + V

Edit

Paste element(s) from the clipboard

Shift + Insert

Edit

Bookmark current element with red marker

Shift + Space

Edit

Delete selected element(s) in diagram

Delete  or
Ctrl + D

Edit

Delete selected element(s) from model
(through diagram OR Project Browser)

Ctrl + Delete

Edit

Search for items in the project

Ctrl + F

Edit

Set focus to current window

Ctrl + Shift + 0

Window

Autohide the current window

Ctrl + Shift + F4

Window

Hide the current window

Ctrl + F4

Window

View Project Browser

Alt + 0

View

View Properties window

Alt + 1

View

View Project Information window

Alt + 2

View

View Testing window

Alt + 3

View

View Maintenance window

Alt + 4

View

Display Toolbox

Alt + 5

View

View Resources window

Alt + 6

View

View Source Code window

Alt + 7

View

View Debug Workbench

Alt + 8

View

View Notes window

Ctrl + Shift + 1

View

View Element Relationships window

Ctrl + Shift + 2

View

View Rules and Scenarios (Requirements and Constraints) window

Ctrl + Shift + 3

View

View Traceability window

Ctrl + Shift + 4

View

View Tagged Values window

Ctrl + Shift + 6

View

View Project Management window

Ctrl + Shift + 7

View

View Output window

Ctrl + Shift + 8

View

View Learning Center

Alt + F1

View

View Pan & Zoom Window

Ctrl + Shift + N

View

View Model Search

Ctrl + Alt + A

View

View Package Browser (or Diagram List)

Ctrl + Alt + R

View

Open Team Review

Ctrl  +  Alt + U

View

Display Web Browser

Ctrl + Alt + W

View

View Element Browser

Alt + 9

View

Add new package to project

Ctrl + W

Project

Add new diagram to package

Ctrl + Insert

Project

Add new element to package

Ctrl + M

Project

Create RTF documentation

F8

Project

Generate HTML Report

Shift + F8

Project

Generate Diagrams-only Report

Ctrl + Shift + F8

Project

Generate package source code

Ctrl + Alt + K

Project

Synchronize package contents

Ctrl + Alt + M

Project

Import source directory

Ctrl + Shift + U

Project

Manage Analyzer Scripts on Execution Analyzer window

Shift + F12

Project

Build

Ctrl + Shift + F12

Project

Test

Ctrl + Alt + T

Project

Run

Ctrl + Alt + N

Project

Deploy

Ctrl + Shift + Alt + F12

Project

Debug Run

F6

Project

Step Into

Shift + F6

Project

Step Over

Alt + F6

Project

Step Out

Ctrl + F6

Project

Debug Stop

Ctrl + Alt + F6

Project

Transform selected elements

Ctrl + H or
Ctrl + Alt + F

Project

Transform current package

Ctrl + Shift + H

Project

Validate Selected

Ctrl + Alt + V

Project

Manage locks applied by current user

Ctrl + Shift + L

Project

Configure package control

Ctrl + Alt + P

Project

Import package from XMI

Ctrl + Alt + I

Project

Export package to XMI

Ctrl + Alt + E

Project

Import and export to CSV files

Ctrl + Alt + C

Project

Manage Baselines

Ctrl + Alt + B

Project

Diagram properties

F5

Diagram

Save

Ctrl + S

Diagram

Save image to file

Ctrl + T

Diagram

Save image to clipboard

Ctrl + B

Diagram

Visible Relations

Ctrl + Shift + I

Diagram

Locate in Project Browser

Shift + Alt + G

Diagram

Repeat last element

Shift + F3 or Ctrl  + click

Diagram

Repeat last connector

F3

Diagram

Element Properties

Alt + Enter

Element

Add Tagged Value

Ctrl + Shift + T

Element

Linked Document

Ctrl + Alt + D

Element

Display Attribute Properties dialog

F9

Element

Display Operation Properties dialog

F10

Element

Space elements evenly horizontally

Alt + -

Element

Space elements evenly vertically

Alt + =

Element

Add attribute

Ctrl + Shift + F9

Element

Add operation

Ctrl + Shift + F10

Element

Add other type

Ctrl + F11

Element

Auto-size selected elements

Alt + Z

Element

Generate code from element

Ctrl + G or F11

Element

Move element by increments

Shift + , , ,

Element

Resize selected element

Ctrl + , , ,

Element

Align bottom edges of selected elements

Ctrl + Alt + Down

Element

Align top edges of selected elements

Ctrl + Alt + Up

Element

Align selected elements on left boundaries

Ctrl + Alt + Left

Element

Align selected elements on right boundaries

Ctrl + Alt + Right

Element

Configure element default appearance

Ctrl + Shift + E or F4

Element

Edit selected

F2

Element

Manage embedded elements

Ctrl + Shift + B

Element

Insert new feature after current selection

Insert

Element

Locate in browser

Alt + G

Element

New element

Ctrl + M

Element

View source code in default editor

Ctrl + E or F12

Element

Operation

F10

Element

Override inherited features

Ctrl + Shift + O

Element

Configure element properties

Alt + Enter

Element

Select alternative image

Ctrl + Shift + W

Element

Specify which element features are visible on a diagram

Ctrl + Shift + Y

Element

Set element parent or implement interface(s)

Ctrl + I

Element

Set references to other elements and diagrams

Ctrl + J

Element

Create Workbench Instance

Ctrl + Shift + J

Element

Locate diagrams where element is used

Ctrl + U

Element

View Properties dialog

Enter

Element

Check project data integrity

Shift + F9

Tools

Configure system options

Ctrl + F9

Tools

Spell check current package

Ctrl + Shift + F7

Tools

Spell check model

Ctrl + F7

Tools

Spell check Notes text

F7

Object notes

Edit code generation templates

Ctrl + Shift + P

Settings

Edit transformation templates

Ctrl + Alt + H

Settings

Make text bullet list item

Ctrl + . (full stop)

Object notes

Make text numbered list item

Ctrl + 1

Object notes

Make text bold

Ctrl + B

Object notes

Make text italic

Ctrl + I

Object notes

Make text underlined

Ctrl + U

Object notes

Insert date and time in Notes text

F5

Object notes

Select line of text in Notes text

F8

Object notes

Copy text

Ctrl + C

Everywhere

Paste text

Ctrl + V

Everywhere

Cut text, or element in diagram

Ctrl + X

Everywhere