Author Topic: Reuse of the most recently used element  (Read 355 times)

Sebastian Widz

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Reuse of the most recently used element
« on: May 07, 2021, 12:39:17 PM »
Hi,

This is my first post on this forum, so first of all, I would like to thank you for the wonderful work you are doing. Archimate tool is really impressive.

I would like to ask if there is a way (key shortcut or some setting) to keep the most recent artifact/element from the palette active?

When I create diagrams/views I often draw one type of element many times
e.g. many business process boxes, then I am connecting them with a single type relation
Each time I need to click the proper element again in the palette.

If it is not currently possible, could you please consider this as feature request:
1. Add a parameter to keep the last element from the palette active
2. Add a key shortcut to make the most recent tool active again
3. Add key shortcut mapping in the parameters to the palette elements (e.g. Ctrl-1 = Bussines Process, Ctrl-2 Flow relation etc.)

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Re: Reuse of the most recently used element
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2021, 12:44:26 PM »
Hi, welcome to the forums and thank-you for your thanks.

If you hold the Shift key while selecting an object in the Palette it will remain selected (this is mentioned in the user guide page 25).

As for mapping keys to the palette elements, I'm afraid this is not possible.
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