Modify a Connector - SmartSketch - Help

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Engineering and Schematics
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SmartSketch
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Help
Version_SPEM
9.0.0
Version_SSK
8.1(2014R1)

To modify a connector, select the connector, using the Select Tool. You can then change the connector in several ways.

To insert a line segment

  • To insert a line segment into the connector, click Insert Segment Mode (ALT + S) on the ribbon.

    The pointer changes to a directional arrow when the command is in Insert Segment mode, and the pointer is positioned over a connector segment.

  • Drag the pointer diagonally to define the shape of the segment. The following graphic shows the connector dynamics display as you drag the pointer (A).

  • When you release the drag, the segment is inserted as part of the connector.

To move a line segment

  • To move a line segment, first move the pointer over a horizontal line segment or a vertical line segment. Then click the segment and drag it to the location you want.

To insert a vertex

  • To insert a vertex, first click Diagonal Mode (Alt) on the ribbon, or press Alt.

  • Move the pointer over a horizontal line segment or a vertical line segment to which you want to add the vertex, and drag the segment to a new location. The pointer changes to a directional arrow. As you drag the segment, the software inserts a vertex. In the following graphic a vertex has been inserted in a horizontal line segment.

To move a vertex

  • To move a vertex, move the pointer over the vertex. Then drag the vertex to move it.

  • When Diagonal mode is not active, you can move the vertex only in a horizontal or vertical direction. The following graphic shows that moving the vertex (A) results in line segments that are horizontal or vertical.

  • When Diagonal mode is active, you can move the vertex in any direction. This action means that connector line segments are not limited to horizontal or vertical orientation. The following graphic shows that moving the vertex (A) results in line segments that are no longer horizontal or vertical.

To move an element with a connector

  • To move an element that is connected, select the element with the connector and move it. The connector moves with the element.

    To find out how to move an element, click Related Topics.

To modify end points

  • You modify end points to move a connector from one connect point to another or to move a connector point to another location.

  • To move a connector, first select the connector. Then click the connector and drag it to a connect point or another location.

    After you connect a point, you can drag it to another connect point.

See Also

Connector Command
Connector Ribbon