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This page shows you basic operations about drawing lines.
If you’d like to cancel drawing a line, hit the [ESC] key or right-click.
There are 4 line styles.
This is a basic straight line.
This is a line that has the right angle(s) in it.
This is a curvy line, not a straight one.
This is a curvy line but has right angles in it.
By default, Data Flow Diagram uses “Curve”, ER Diagram uses “Line (Right Angle)” and the rest use “Line” style as default.
If you’d like to change the line style, you can do so by switching the line style on the diagram tool bar.
If you want to change the existing line style, right-click on the line and click the line style you want it to change to.
Line jumps are available in v8.2 and later. Line jumps are currently supported for Line and Line (Right Angle) styles only.
You can switch the line jump style from [Tools] – [System Properties] – [Diagram Editor] – [Style].
If you want to turn off the line jumps, go to [Tools] – [System Properties] – [Diagram Editor] and tick off the [Jump at line intersection (Only Line and Right Angle Line].) and click [Apply] – [OK].
If you want to turn off the line jump expression per diagram, right-click on a diagram and choose “Line jump”.
If you want to turn off the line jump expression per line, right-click on the line and choose “Line jump” from its pop-up menu.
When you draw lines between objects. The line’s touchpoint is always at the center of the object by default.
If you’d like to connect off-center, turn off the following button on a diagram’s toolbar to unlock the “dock at the center”.
Now you can move around the connecting point.
Since version 8.5, you can jump to the connecting model elements.
There are two ways to represent multiple generalization lines in this style.
Select all the Generalization lines you want to bundle, then go to [Edit] – [Shared Style] – [Vertical].
When you create another generalization line, drop the target end on the arrow of the already created generalization.