Below is an overview of the general ribbon commands in Enterprise Studio, sorted by functionality.
On this page:
Home > Clipboard:
Remove the selection from the active model, and place it on the Clipboard.
Copy the selection to the Clipboard.
Insert the contents of the Clipboard.
Insert the contents of the Clipboard, with special paste options available:
Copy the graphical properties of an object.
Home > Editing:
Search for (specific) elements in the model, diagram or view, or selection.
Editing objects and relations
Home > Font:
Change the font face.
Change the font size.
Change the color of the text.
Rotate label left
Rotate the text in the selected object or relation by 90 degrees left.
Rotate label right
Rotate the text in the selected object or relation by 90 degrees right.
Make the selected text bold.
Italicize the selected text.
Underline the selected text.
Align text left
Align text to the left.
Align text right
Align text to the left.
Create a numbered list. Only available for the Documentation pane.
Create a bulleted list. Only available for the Documentation pane.
Create a link to a file, web page, model object, or e-mail message. Only available for the Documentation pane.
object and relation markup
Home > Markup:
Change the fill color of the selected object(s) and relation(s) with a fillable relation endpoint (like an arrowhead).
Change the transparency of the selected object(s) and relation(s).
Change the color of the selected line(s) of an object, relation, or edge. For objects only available if Derive line color from fill color is deactivated (Enterprise Studio Options, tab Graphics). For relations and edges always available. Not available for node graphics (like junctions).
Change the weight of the selected line(s) of an object, relation, or edge.
Change the style of the selected line(s) of an object, relation, or edge.
Hide the icon displayed in the selected object(s).
Add an image to the selected object(s) and relation(s).
Reset the graphical attributes of the selected object(s) and relation(s) to their default values.
object and relation layout
Home > Layout:
Align the edges of multiple selected objects: left, right, top, bottom, center, middle, same width, same height, same size, space across, and space down.
Snap to Grid
Snap (a selection of) objects to the closest intersection of the grid.
Show or hide the grid in the diagram or view.
Show or hide the drawing guides in the diagram or view.
Grid and Guides
Open the window with grid and guides settings.
Automatic Page Breaks
Show or hide automatic page breaks in the diagram or view.
Change the position of the label in the selected object(s): top left corner, top spot, top right corner, left spot, center spot, right spot, bottom left corner, bottom spot, bottom right corner, and outside.
Rotate the selected object(s) 90 degrees for horizontal/vertical modeling. Only available for objects displayed with specific graphic shapes, like a cylinder, flow arrow, and trigger.
Automatically create angles where applicable when drawing lines.
Stretch up the selected object to make room for new elements or add space to the diagram or view.
Automatic Layout Settings
Automatically lay out the objects and relations in the view. Only available for ArchiMate® views.
Right AnglesLayout with
Straight LinesLayout with
Automatically lay out (a selection of) relations in the view: using bended lines, right angles, or straight lines. Only available for ArchiMate views.
View > View Filter:
Generate a color view.
|Generate a compare view.|
|Generate a relation color view.|
Generate a label view.
Create a highlight view.
Generate a tooltip view.
Generate a relation roles view.
Show the contents of the selected collapsed object(s).
View > Analysis:
View the possible relations in the diagram or view, and add them to the model. Only available in ArchiMate, ERD, and UML models.
|Advanced > Inspect:|
Compare two selected models or model packages, and show the differences in a workset.
|Advanced > Tables:|
View derived relations from the (selected) model via specific profile attributes, or via relations between concepts.
Home > Tables:
Edit user-defined properties in table format.
Edit relations, profile relations, or cross-model relations.
|Advanced > Language:|
Edit translations of textual properties.
|Advanced > Tables:|
Edit links in the model.
Diagrams and views
display and zoom
View > Canvas:
Refresh the contents of the current diagram or view.
View Filter Legend
Switch the view filter legend on and off.
display tool panes
Window > Pane:
Messages, Navigator, Viewpoints, Create, Hide, Model Browser, Worksets, Documentation, Properties
Show or hide the pane.
Dock Floating Windows
Dock all floating windows in the Enterprise Studio interface.
arrangement diagrams and views
Window > Diagram:
Arrange the diagrams and views in an overlapping cascade from top to bottom.
Arrange the diagrams and views horizontally from bottom to top.
Side by Side
Arrange the diagrams and views vertically from right to left.
Go back to the previous open diagram or view.
Open the Arrange Diagrams window for advanced arranging the open diagrams and views.
Script and inspection
Advanced > Script:
Create scripts using the built-in script editor and debugger.
Advanced > Inspect:
Inspect the model package for problems using the Check and Repair function.
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