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RhesusMinus

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Connection Points. ARGH!
« on: September 15, 2011, 08:04:20 AM »
Hello everybody!

See attached file.

I can connect the narrow component to the wide component, using the connection points they have.
I can't connect the wide component to the narrow component, using the SAME connection points!

WHY!??

Visio is killing me ;)

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wapperdude

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Re: Connection Points. ARGH!
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011, 04:45:32 PM »
It always seems to be a mystery.  I confirmed the behavior...

Try this...on the large shape, in the shapesheet, for the connection points, enter 1 mm for DirX/A.  Both.  I was able to get it to glue to the smaller shape and visa versa.

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Ah.  Now I recall.  You don't need to modify the shapesheet.  The trick is to have the cursor close to the connection point of interest when you are dragging the shape.  I think Visio uses this as a cue as to the point of interest.
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RhesusMinus

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Re: Connection Points. ARGH!
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 02:47:03 AM »
Hi WD.

I've tried to do the changes in the shape sheet. Still no luck in my installation (Visio 2010). I also "grab" the wide shape near the connection point when I try to connect it to the narrow shape. Nope. Nada.

Is there somewhere else ona can post this, and HOPE that someone from Microsoft sees it?

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Re: Connection Points. ARGH!
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 03:33:45 AM »
Is there somewhere else ona can post this, and HOPE that someone from Microsoft sees it?

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/visiogeneral/threads
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Re: Connection Points. ARGH!
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 09:07:00 AM »
Hmmm.  Should have worked.  One more thing to try...

Completely ungroup the large shape -- everything.  Then, re-group as a single shape, add connection points.  Seems like I vaguely recall nested groups sometimes create a connection point issue.

Anyway, something to try.

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