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Modeling area toolbar of ARIS Express

The toolbar provides you with quick access to frequently required functions.

Home

Home: Opens the Home area of ARIS Express, where you can access recently used models, amongst other things.

New

New: Creates a new model. When you click on the button, the model types based on which you can create your models are offered.

Open

Open: Opens a model. When you click on the button, the list of available models is offered.

Save

Save: Saves your changes.

Print preview

Print preview: Opens the print preview for the current model.

Print

Print: Prints the current model.

Cut

Cut: Cuts out attribute values.

Copy

Copy: Copies attribute values.

Insert

Paste: Pastes cut or copied contents, e.g. attribute values, provided that the cell permits the format of the attribute value.

Delete

Delete: Deletes selected items.

Format painter

Format painter: Transfers the format from one item to another.

Properties

Properties: Opens the Properties dialog for selected items.

Graphic as EMF

Export graphic as EMF: Outputs the model graphic in *.EMF (file format for vector graphics) format.

Graphic as PDF

Export graphic as PDF: Outputs the model graphic in *.pdf (Adobe document format) format.

Model information as PDF

Export model information as PDF: Outputs the model contents (graphic and object attributes) in *.pdf (Adobe document format) format.

Model information as RTF

Export model information as RTF: Outputs the model contents (graphic and object attributes) in *.rtf (Microsoft file format for text) format.

Center vertically

Undo: Undoes editing steps.

Redo

Redo: Redoes editing steps that were undone.

Previous model

Previous model: Activates the model that was active before the currently active model.

If you have activated model 3 and had previously activated models 2,4,1 in this order, model 1 will be activated if you click on this button.

Next model

Next model: Activates the model that was active after the currently active model.

If you have activated model 3 and had previously activated models 2,4,1 in this order, model 1 will be activated if you click on this button.

Size of appearance

Size of appearance: Indicates the current size of appearance of the model. You can enter the desired size of appearance or select a specified value by clicking on the down arrow.

Zoom in

Enlarge: Enlarges the model appearance in 10 % increments.

Zoom out

Reduce: Reduces the model appearance in 10 % increments.

Grid

Toggle grid: Toggles the grid.

Connection mode deactivated

Connection mode: Toggles the connection mode on and off.

Insert model attribute

Insert model attribute: Places model attributes in the modeling area.

Insert free-form text

Insert free-form text: Places free-form text in the modeling area.

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Insert graphic objects: Places graphic objects in the modeling area. If you click on this button, a list of graphic objects will be displayed for selection.

Insert SmartDesign

Insert SmartDesign: Inserts a model part (SmartDesign) that can be edited quickly in a table using the keyboard, while the model graphic is automatically updated.

Edit SmartDesign

Edit SmartDesign: Opens a model part (SmartDesign) for editing. Allows model contents to be entered quickly using the keyboard while the model graphic is created automatically.

Align left

Arrange: Aligns multiple selected items. Click on the down arrow to select the desired alignment. The last selected alignment will be displayed as an icon and can be selected directly by clicking on it.

Bring forward

Bring forward: Places selected items in front of items that cover them. If you selected multiple items, they are all placed in front of the covering items. The order of the selected items in relation to each other remains unchanged.

Send backward

Send backward: Places selected items behind items that they cover. If you selected multiple items, they are all placed behind the covered items. The order of the selected items in relation to each other remains unchanged.

Text left icon

Left: Aligns the selected text to the left.

Text centered icon

Centered: Centers the selected text.

Text left icon

Right: Aligns the selected text to the right.

Font

Font: Assigns a font to the selected text, e.g., Arial or Verdana.

Font size

Font size: Indicates the font size for the selected text in points.

Bold

Bold: Enables or disables bold formatting for the selected text.

Italic

Italic: Enables or disables italic formatting for the selected text.

Underline

Underline: Enables or disables underlining for the selected text.

Strikethrough

Strikethrough: Enables or disables strikethrough display for the selected text.

Font color

Font color: Colors the selected text.

Reset character formatting

Reset character formatting: Resets the selected text to the default font.

Numbering

Numbering: Numbers the selected paragraph.

Bullets

Bullets: Adds bullets to the selected paragraph.

Decrease indent

Decrease indent: Decreases the indent for the selected paragraph.

Increase indent

Increase indent: Indents the selected paragraph to the right.

Find in model

Find box: Input box that you can use to quickly find objects, connections, free-form texts, and attributes in the model. Items found are highlighted in color in the Attributes pane in the model window.

Backwards search

Back: Performs a search for the term entered in the Find box from right to left and upwards (backwards search).

Forward search

Next: Performs a search for the term entered in the Find box from left to right and downwards (forward search).