Auto Route Layout

The Auto Route layout orthogonally routes connectors between the selected elements. The layout attempts to find the shortest path between the two connected elements while minimizing crossings. In this illustration, the original connectors are shown in red.

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Invoke the Autoroute layout

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See also

1

Follow the general Layout Diagrams procedure, and at step 2 select Auto Route.

 

Layout Diagrams

2

In the Cell Size (px) field, type the effective connector separation in pixels.

When calculating connector routes, the algorithm divides the diagram into cells of a size determined by this field value; a smaller cell size results in connectors being placed closer together.

 

 

3

In the Element Margin field, type the separation between connector segments and element borders, in pixels.