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I'm using:
Product: OmniGrafflePro-5.2
Tag: OmniGraffle/5.2/beta7-138.7

Here's my desired use case:
I create a "Person" class in a multi-page UML diagram.
However, that class is relevant to more than one page, and so I can drag it into several pages so I can show it interacting with other classes in several contexts.
If I change the attributes/functions of the class, it will change every instance of the "Person" class on every page.

I'm having trouble figuring out if/how I can do this. Of course, if I copy-paste (or Edit->Duplicate) the class, they are considered separate entities so if I modify one it will not modify the other.

I think what you're looking for is called "Shared Layers." It's a new feature in 5.2 Pro.
Shared layers is the closest thing that I know of for this in OG Pro.

Although, I do not think it will do everything you want / need.

It will allow you to reuse the same objects (in the layer) across canvases, but the linking of lines off objects in share canvases to non-shared canvases may be problematic.

-- Morgan

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