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How to cut, copy, paste graphic objects between diagrams HOPEX V5?

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How to cut, copy, paste graphic objects between diagrams HOPEX V5?



Our users of HOPEX V3 used to be able to cut,copy,paste graphic objects (shapes, text) from one diagram to another.


In V5, this functionality does NOT work.


When attempting to paste objects - the diagram screen flashes - but nothing is added to the diagram.


I've tried checking documentation on this topic


But, the documentation is not clear.  It seems written for using cut,copy, paste on a single diagram.


We're looking for ways to  cut,copy graphic objects from one diagram and paste into another.


Steps to reproduce issue:


  1. Open diagram-1
  2. Select graphic object(s)
  3. Select Copy option
  4. Close diagram-1
  5. Open diagram-2
  6. Select Paste option
  7. Observe, that nothing is copied



2 Replies
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@PBessodes This worked.  Thank you.

Some users are reporting lack of true "tabs" in version 5 is a challenge.  Opening diagrams in "Browser tabs" is not as easy to work with as with previous version.

In any case,

This will work for use.  

For clarity.

we will use "graphic elements" to create a diagram legend of sorts.  For example, 

  • A small orange rectangle with letter "M" inside
    • This can be placed on building blocks (i.e. objects) being modified on the diagram
  • A small green rectangle with letter "N" 
    • This indicates a building block with "no change"
  • etc....

Thanks again for quick response.



To do this you need to have both diagrams opened (in two tabs of your navigator).

If it doesn't work, you need to report it to Hopex support (with your context usage).