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Insert SmartDesign

You can use SmartDesigns to create models more quickly using your keyboard. The model graphic is created automatically.

Procedure

  1. Create a new model of the desired type or open an existing model.
  2. Click on Insert SmartDesign (Insert SmartDesign). A model-specific sample is displayed in the Insert SmartDesign dialog.
  3. Change the sample by, e.g., renaming existing objects, deleting objects, or inserting new objects.
  4. Change the object hierarchy in models with tree views, e.g., organizational charts or process landscapes.
  5. Show or hide object columns as required.
  6. Click on Close (Close) to end the input.
  7. Click on Save (Save) to apply all changes to your model.

Rename object

  1. Select the name of the object you want to rename. You can see which object you are currently working on in the model graphic by the selection markers.
  2. Enter the new name.
  3. Exit the cell, e.g., using the Down arrow key or the Tab key to move to the right. As soon as you have exited the cell, your changes are visible in the model.

Delete object

Warning: If you delete an object in the first column, the entire row is deleted and hence also every object that is assigned to the deleted object in other columns.

  1. Select the name of the object you want to delete.
  2. Press the Shift + Del keys (or press Del twice).

Insert new object

  1. Select the name of the object you want to insert a new object under.
  2. Press the Enter key.
  3. If several object types are possible at this position, a pick list appears. If required, switch to the desired object type using the arrow keys, and confirm your selection by pressing Enter.

Tip

You can edit your SmartDesign using both your keyboard and your mouse. This applies to selecting the object name, for example:

  • You can use the arrow keys or the Tab key to navigate to the object.
  • Alternatively, you can double-click on the name.

See also

Edit SmartDesign

How to model a SmartDesign process

How to model a SmartDesign hierarchy

Video tutorial How to model a SmartDesign process

Video tutorial How to model a SmartDesign hierarchy