In-place Element Item Tasks

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To use the options that are available through the in-place editing menu, follow the steps below:

1.Open the diagram containing the element.
2.Click on the element, and on the item to manipulate within the element. The item line is highlighted in a lighter shade (the default is white), to indicate that it has been selected.
3.Edit and manipulate the items in the element, either by pressing the appropriate keyboard keys or by right-clicking on the highlighted item and choosing a task from the Element Items menu. The following commands are available:


Select menu option...

Or press...

Change the name, scope or stereotype of the element or element item

Edit Selected


Display the dialog containing details of the element

View Properties


Insert a new item in the element

Insert New After Selected


Add an attribute to the element

Add Attribute


Add an operation to the element

Add Operation


Insert a feature on the specific element item, such as Maintenance features and Testing features

Add Other


Delete the selected item from the model

Delete Selected from Model


Navigate Diagram Selection, to navigate the diagram between elements without having to use the mouse


[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[arrow key]

Toggle element highlight option on and off



Other options that are available while in editing elements mode in a diagram (when an attribute or operation is highlighted) include:



Accept current changes


Accept current changes and open a new slot to add a new item


Abort the edit, without save


Display the context menu for in-place editing


Invoke the Classifier dialog