A feature to copy an object (classes, diagrams, models, etc) and have it independent of the object it was copied from would be nice.
When modelling larger diagrams this is must-have. Copy+C and Copy+Shift+V as New independent element is crucial :(
You can do copy-paste in Model Explorer (Right Panel) and drag copy to stage. Classes are not linked now, you can rename it.
its 2021 & this feature is not available yet lol
So the feature is not intuitive at all, but exist.
You have to copy the classe from the Model explorer, and copy it in the Model explorer under the model you want it. Now you have a copy of your class in the Model explorer, and you can drag and drop it in your diagram, and voila, you have a clone of you class.
But yes, a clone functionality directly from the diagram would be nice.
What kind of trash software is this? You can't perform a normal copy paste. When hovering over objects in Model explorer it does not highlight the object in the viewer. When selecting one in Model Explorer it isnt selected in the viewer and Vice versa. You have to click right-click menu button or shortcut for it. When their are multiple instances of a object you aren't informed that they exist in Model Explorer at all (you can't select them, unless you use a shortcut which opens a new window where you can select one without knowing which one it is). When hitting the delete key it performs a hide action instead of a deletion, you have to then find it in the Model Explorer and hit. You can avoid this by hitting ctrl-delete right away but still. If you are just going to hide it then call it that and have UI indicators in the Model Explorer to show this. Right now you can't know if a object is actually on the document or not. I understand the application of copying the instance of a object but put it under a different shortcut, Ctrl + Shift + V instead and CTRL + V for creating a normal copy without making it a direct instance. These are super simple editor functionalities...
very useless feature... always affects the original..
copy and paste must be independent of some properties.
Is that so hard to implement?
John Zabroski commented
The facts are:
1. The documentation is incredibly vague about what you can and cannot cut-paste and copy-paste.
2. The inability to cut from one Diagram to another, in the same model, is a huge limitation.
3. The fact Diagram canvas size has a fixed limit also creates necessity to be able to move stuff from one diagram to another.
never using this software again
As part of a software design, we use several delivery moments. For each moment we specify which functionality we deliver. So copy a set of classes out of the main design into a delivery moment results in a reference to the main model. If edited in the delivery diagram, the main also changes. Very annoying.
It actually works if you copy your object directly from the Model Explorer, and then Paste it in the model explorer. You just have to move it in the Diagram.
Indeed, this is not very intuive.
three years go away, the thing never change, very embarrassed！！
Mark Williams commented
This is the most ridiculous version of a copy anyone in their right mind would implement. Simple. I will not purchase the product without a correct implementation of copy.
How 2 years and it's still not avaliable. stop fapping and start working.
I can't believe this doesn't exist.
huseyin bilgin commented
+1 for copy and clone. Pretty basic in other uml tools
Daniele De Francesco commented
this is bad. Plz add feature...
Need a copy and clone feature and not affect the original.
I strong suggest to support this feature asap
and when the fuck you're going to add it.