How To: Replicate Model Elements and the related diagrams

I need to make several diagrams that are very similar and only have minor changes. Rather than creating each one from scratch, is it possible to duplicate the diagrams? If yes, how?

would be interested in an answer, too.


Hi Dezba,

You can copy the shapes on a diagram, paste to another one and make changes. Note that you need to paste as model element or else the pasted view will share the same model element with the source. Here are the steps:

  1. Select all shapes on a diagram (Ctrl-A)
  2. Copy (Ctrl-C)
  3. Open the target diagram
  4. Instead of pressing Ctrl-V, right click on the diagram and select Paste Model Element from the popup menu.

Hope this help.

Best regards,
Jick Yeung