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Brandy

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Is there a Function / Code, Formula or anything to keep connectors stationary to resize when you reduce the size of an entire diagram/drawing?

I locked them down, glued them, snapped them, I changed the ObjectType in ShapeSheet, I locked the Master "Dynamitic Connector",  played with them and they will not resize with the diagram..  

I tried the following function/formula but it did not work…  (It enlarge the Title of my diagram…)

•  User.defined:
      User.YSpaceHt=1

•  Connection Points:  
      Y=GUARD(0*User.YSpaceHt)
      Y=GUARD(1*User.YSpaceHt)
      Y=GUARD(2*User.YSpaceHT)
      Width*3
      Height*4

•  Text Transform:
   o  TxtPinX   =GUARD(3cm)
   o  TxtLocPinX   =0

Any, any help is greatly appreciated.  

If not, trust me, I do understand...  I have asked too much of you guys...

Thanks

Brandy
« Last Edit: June 03, 2010, 11:56:58 AM by Brandy »

Yacine

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Re: Connection Points / Connectors - Resizing with shape/group....
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 12:55:01 PM »
Hi Brandy, it is not really clear to me what you are trying to do.
Pse send a vsd rather than a picture.
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Re: Connection Points / Connectors - Resizing with shape/group....
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 01:04:37 PM »
I did, it's there... look above the picture... :)

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Re: Connection Points / Connectors - Resizing with shape/group....
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 01:33:04 PM »
sorry, overlooked it.

The behaviour is a classical case of over-challenged connector.
You corrected the connector manually and it stayed where you wanted it to be.
Right click on it and chose "reset connector".

What I could offer to you is the red, "non printable", "connector distributing" line in the attachment as small work around
« Last Edit: June 03, 2010, 01:42:51 PM by Yacine »
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Re: Connection Points / Connectors - Resizing with shape/group....
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010, 05:19:04 PM »
There's no way I would be able to reset over 1000 connectors.... There has to be another way...

thank you so much for all your help.

Brandy

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Re: Connection Points / Connectors - Resizing with shape/group....
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2010, 05:44:00 PM »
c'mon, stop bluffing, there are only 647. isn't it?
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Re: Connection Points / Connectors - Resizing with shape/group....
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2010, 10:38:15 PM »
I wish.... :)

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Re: Connection Points / Connectors - Resizing with shape/group....
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2010, 11:33:08 PM »
Just out of curiosity, why do you need to resize?  Is this a hard copy thing?

You can make your drawing page size arbitrarily large, either using standard sheet sizes or custom, so fitting your contents onto a Visio drawing page shouldn't be an issue.  Then, comes the question of printing, but, you can let the print setup fit the contents to a single sheet if desired.  So, it comes down to how much stuff do you want to cram onto a give page. 

Anyway, something to consider.

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Re: Connection Points / Connectors - Resizing with shape/group....
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2010, 12:00:14 AM »
Sweetie, this is the same problem/issue of Resizing Text.... It's part of the resizing text issue.  We solved the problem of resizing the text... but now, when I run the script and resize the diagram, everything resizes but the connectors. 

I have over a hundred diagrams on one page. (36x150)  I need to resize each drawing to fix on one page. 

I'm almost there... I just need to figure out this "Connectors" issue...

This is driving me crazy.... ??? :'(

Any, any, any, any help is greatly appreciated.

Again, thank you so, so much. :D

Brandy

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Re: Connection Points / Connectors - Resizing with shape/group....
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2010, 12:47:12 AM »
No Brandy, Wapperdude is probably closer to the solution, than you think. The idea is worth going two steps backwards.
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Re: Connection Points / Connectors - Resizing with shape/group....
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2010, 02:36:17 AM »
Thanks Yacine, you are correct...

Excellent idea... I'm at the point that I will try almost.... anything...

In advance, thank you so, so much.

Brandy

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Re: Connection Points / Connectors - Resizing with shape/group....
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2010, 04:42:46 AM »
So again, why do you need to resize the groups? Could you consider working with a big document with normal sized groups inside, instead of having a normal sized document with a lot of resized groups?
« Last Edit: June 04, 2010, 01:22:36 PM by Yacine »
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Re: Connection Points / Connectors - Resizing with shape/group....
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2010, 01:00:26 PM »
see for yourself...

Attachment

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Re: Connection Points / Connectors - Resizing with shape/group....
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2010, 01:21:03 PM »
So what? That won't get any better if you scale it.
Adjust the scale of your drawing!

Actually you need to set the page's zoom to fit 1 page, Set the page size (2nd tab) what ever suits you best, leave the other tabs unchanged. With these settings you won't need to inject any anti-scale formula in your shapes.
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Re: Connection Points / Connectors - Resizing with shape/group....
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2010, 01:27:10 PM »
It has those settings already.... now what?

Brandy