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Enterprise Architect => General Board => Topic started by: SJ on May 25, 2019, 04:56:56 am

Title: Using Quick Link to connect to distant objects in the same diagram
Post by: SJ on May 25, 2019, 04:56:56 am
How can I use quick link (or any other method) to connect 2 objects if these are not on the same screen ?

Thx
SJ
Title: Re: Using Quick Link to connect to distant objects in the same diagram
Post by: Geert Bellekens on May 25, 2019, 02:46:44 pm
Either put them closer together or use the relationship matrix.

Geert
Title: Re: Using Quick Link to connect to distant objects in the same diagram
Post by: qwerty on May 26, 2019, 08:28:34 am
Another way is to zoom temporarily with pan&zoom.

q.
Title: Re: Using Quick Link to connect to distant objects in the same diagram
Post by: KP on May 27, 2019, 09:35:52 am
How can I use quick link (or any other method) to connect 2 objects if these are not on the same screen ?

Thx
SJ


And another way... if you drag a quicklink to the edge of the view, the diagram should start to scroll. You just need to know whereabouts the off-screen object is.
Title: Re: Using Quick Link to connect to distant objects in the same diagram
Post by: qwerty on May 27, 2019, 05:59:07 pm
You just need to know whereabouts the off-screen object is.
Where again the pan&zoom window is helpful.

q.
Title: Re: Using Quick Link to connect to distant objects in the same diagram
Post by: SJ on May 28, 2019, 03:50:31 am
Thanks!
You just need to know whereabouts the off-screen object is.
Where again the pan&zoom window is helpful.

q.
Title: Re: Using Quick Link to connect to distant objects in the same diagram
Post by: Arquesoft on May 28, 2019, 09:27:44 am
Also consider important to use a physical mouse. EA is difficult to use with the embedded mouse of laptops
Title: Re: Using Quick Link to connect to distant objects in the same diagram
Post by: natvig on May 28, 2019, 02:18:52 pm
There is yet another method. You can drag the quick linker to an empty area of your diagram and press the Shift-key before choosing the target element type. You will then be prompted with the search dialog which allows you to search for any element in the whole model. The target element does not need to be present in any diagram.