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Keyboard-Mouse Shortcuts

When you work on an aspect of your model within a diagram, there are a number of operations you can perform quickly using a combination of keyboard keys and the computer mouse.




Create an element of the same type as was last created on the diagram.


Ctrl + click

Display the element Properties dialog for the element shown in the scenario Context References tab.


Ctrl + click

Select a number of individual objects for an operation.


Ctrl + click each object

Select a range of objects for an operation.


Shift + click the first and last object in the range

Move the selected elements along the horizontal axis or vertical axis.


Shift + hold left mouse button and drag

Create a bend in and change the direction of the connector line.


Shift + hold left mouse button and drag

Move the selected elements in any direction, including diagonally.


Alt + hold left mouse button and drag

Zoom in to or zoom out of the diagram.


Ctrl + mouse scroll wheel

Pan the diagram horizontally or vertically.


Ctrl +Shift + hold left mouse button and drag