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mikewhit

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Auto layout on diagram subset
« on: December 03, 2004, 06:34:26 am »
It would be useful to be able to select several elements on a diagram, and then be able to run the Auto Layout on only these elements - i.e. only these elements may be moved.

Currently you can only run this on the whole diagram.

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Re: Auto layout on diagram subset
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2004, 11:59:37 am »
I asked for that half year ago. Pretty shure that it's not difficult to implement but likely they have other construction places  ;D

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Re: Auto layout on diagram subset
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2006, 07:17:59 am »
I really would like to see this

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Re: Auto layout on diagram subset
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2006, 01:09:24 pm »
There's something similar available, but I don't think it will completely meet your needs.  If you select multiple elements on the diagram and right click you can select 'Layout Selected Elements' from the context menu.

The only problem is that it doesn't take into account the position of other elements on the diagram.
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Re: Auto layout on diagram subset
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2006, 03:59:18 am »
currently set layout style for diagram is more than cryptic - there is no help on how they affect layout
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Re: Auto layout on diagram subset
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2006, 07:19:48 am »
Would it be more useful to do the reverse, i.e. select a number of elements as "anchored" on the diagram and then let auto layout rearrange all of the other elements ?

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Re: Auto layout on diagram subset
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2006, 08:39:01 am »
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Would it be more useful to do the reverse, i.e. select a number of elements as "anchored" on the diagram and then let auto layout rearrange all of the other elements ?


Good point. This should be implementabla easily. Although it won't help for the above problem in all cases.