You can search models and diagrams within a project and also in a specific diagram.
You can use search options to access the specific models or replace strings, and clean up the project by finding unnecessary models…etc.

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Search in the project

In the project view, choose the [Search] tab.

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  1. Go to the project view (top-right pane in Astah)
  2. Choose [Search] tab
  3. Enter keyword and hit [Search] on the right field
  4. Enter string that you want to replace with, then hit [Replace]
    Search and Replace
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Jump to diagram

There are two actions you can do from search results.
One is to open a diagram where the selected model is depicted.

  1. Right-click on a Search result
  2. Choose [All Related Diagrams]
    Related Diagrams

  3. A list of diagrams where the target model is depicted will appear.
    This feature was updated in version 8.5. The list will give more details. So that it’ll be easier to tell which model is what you are looking for. This is useful especially when the model is used in multiple diagrams.
    All Related Diagrams

  4. When you click one of the listed diagrams, it’ll open up the diagram with a focus on the target model.
    Jump to Diagrams

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Jump to the tree view

From search results, you can jump to the selected model in the structure tree.

  1. Right-click on a search result
  2. Choose [Show in Structure Tree]
    Show in tree

  3. A list will appear. The list include ones that the selected model is used as its type.
    Show in trees

  4. Click one from the list, then you will be directed to the tree pointing where the selected model is at.
    Jump from Search result

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Find undrawn models

From this [Search] pane, you can find models that are not on any diagrams or models that have no relationships…etc. This is useful when you are trying to clean up the project.
Find undrawn models

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Models in Astah can have hyperlinks to any external files (.doc and .txt…etc.), URL and models within the project.
From this [Search] pane, you can find broken hyperlinks.
Find invalid hyperlinks

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* This feature is not available in Astah System Safety.
You can find the models you want to access by using the filter filed in the Structure tree. Please refer to “Structure Tree” for details.
Astah Filter in Tree

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Search in Diagram

Hit [Ctrl/Cmd +F] or go to [Edit] – [Search on Diagram] menu to open the search bar.
Diagram Search Bar

Models that contain the keyword you enter will be highlighted.
Diagram Search Sample

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Search Option

Hit [Option] button on the right will open an options dialogue that enables case-sensitive and also you can choose if you want to search for topics that are closed in MindMap.
In-diagram search