Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.

Style Menu Section

The Style section of the connector context menu provides the following options:

Menu Option & Function Keys

Use to

Line Style

Set the connector line style - options are Direct, Auto Routing, Custom, Bezier, Tree (Horizontal) or Tree (Vertical).

Pin End(s)

Pin the connector start and/or end to the current position on the target element. A sub-menu displays to offer the options of pinning the start point only, the end point only, or both.

Once one or both ends are pinned, a fourth option is available to unpin both ends.

Bend Line at Cursor

Insert an anchor point on the line at the point of the cursor so you can change the shape of the line.

Suppress Line Segment

Hide a segment of a connector so that you can view a part of the diagram that it crosses.

To reverse the change, right-click on the connector and select the Show All Line Segments context menu option.

Straighten Line at Cursor

Remove an anchor point on the line at the point of the cursor. (This is the exact opposite of Bend Line at Cursor, and [Ctrl]+[Q] toggles the connector point between the options.)


Not all menu options are present on all connector context menus. Context menus vary slightly between connector types. The type specific menu options are not always included, for example.