Author Topic: Connector layout: take type into account  (Read 120 times)


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Connector layout: take type into account
« on: June 18, 2020, 09:44:29 pm »

If you create connectors of different types targetting the same element, one end decoration (arrow head) can obscure another. Same goes for the connector line itself; a solid line can obscure a dashed one. This becomes more of a problem when you use one of the more automatic line styles (anything but Custom Line, really).

So the proposal is: in a situation where two different connector end decorations need to be drawn in the same place (eg an open and a triangular arrow head), they should be moved with respect to one another so that both are visible.
Similarly, if two different connector line (segment)s need to be drawn on top of one another, they should be placed side by side instead.
Both of these would obviously affect other line segments as well.

This change would also need to take shape scripts into account. That might be too hard to do for the end decorations, but shouldn't be much of a hassle with the line segments.

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Re: Connector layout: take type into account
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 11:15:00 pm »
I guess that for information flows they will argue against that. There they have two connectors shown as one.