Save Time with New Paste to Replace Feature in Axure RP 10

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Copying and pasting are often the most common and seemingly simplest keyboard shortcuts to use. However, sometimes the action you’re looking to take is a bit more complex. In Axure RP 10, we just unveiled the new paste to replace feature, which will help you speed up your prototyping process and limit the amount of rework needed after copying and pasting.

As the name implies, the paste to replace feature allows you to copy something to your clipboard, and then paste it to replace something that exists on the Axure RP canvas. To use this feature, copy a widget or collection of widgets as normal, select what you’d like to replace, and then use the Ctrl+Alt+Shift+V(Windows) or Cmd+Opt+Shift+V (Mac) keyboard command. Alternatively, you can right-click your selection, and select Paste Special > Paste to Replace from the context menu.

What’s unique about paste to replace though is that in addition to simply swapping out one widget for another, you can also swap out multiple selected widgets with what you have copied onto your clipboard instantly. This is helpful in cases where you have UI or style updates that affect numerous widgets, and will allow you to update each widget at a much faster rate.


What also makes this feature special is that if you’re replacing the same widget type, such as a dynamic panel with a different dynamic panel, or a button widget with another button widget, then any interactions that reference the original widget(s) will now reference the widget(s) you replaced them with. Since the interactions and logic remain intact, you’ll save even more time by not needing to rebuild interactions every time you replace a widget or group of widgets in your prototypes.

We hope this helps make your prototyping experience in Axure RP even faster and more convenient. As always, if you need any help or want to submit feedback, you can contact us at Happy Prototyping!