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TwoBeAss

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Moving multiple connection lines without loosing connection
« on: September 29, 2022, 05:13:34 AM »
Hi,
another thing i am struggeling with is moving multiple connection lines.
If i select one line i got this tiny (ms should triple the size) little blue handles to rearrange the route. But what if i need to move a couple of lines out of the way to make space for other things ? If i mark them alltogether and move them, they are all loosing their connections to the shapes...

I hope that there is a workaround for this...

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Re: Moving multiple connection lines without loosing connection
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2022, 12:58:00 AM »
That is normal behavior for your multiple self tion case.  Visio thinks you're trying to move the entire connectors.

In not at my computer so I can't say with certainty, but something like this ought to work...  With the pencil tool selected, move it over a connector and a blue point should appear.  If so, go find a point on the connector and click select it.  From hence forth, hold down the shift key and click select each point you want to move.  You ought to be able to continue the process for each additional connector.  After all nodes selected, press the left mouse key and drag these segments to where you'd like.

An alternative scheme would be to use the association selection tool to grab the points you want.

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Re: Moving multiple connection lines without loosing connection
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2022, 04:47:24 AM »
joining the question

Good afternoon! This is what has been bothering me for quite some time and I can not find the answer.
The screenshot is an example of a common situation when I need to combine lines into a bunch. Next, I need to move the entire beam by the blue dots with a slight movement of my hand.

I will explain right away that the containers at the ends of the cables must be left in their places. Making one line and just adding tails at the ends will not suit me, since each line contains information in itself for a cable report (macro). My macro is based on fillable data for each line, so I need them all. But dragging the blue dots on each of them... you know..

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Re: Moving multiple connection lines without loosing connection
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2022, 06:02:53 AM »
In some CAD tools, you can select a fragment(s) of line(s), (like, some "dots" on the connector line somewhere in the middle of the connector) and move just that fragment, with the rest of the connector(s) rebuilding itself as you move.
Useful when moving "buses" (bunches of lines) for example in some engineering or schematic drawing tools. It seems that this feature simply does not exist in Visio.
It looks like you cannot even select "multiple dots on the connector line" in Visio (i.e. select a "fragment of a connector")?
« Last Edit: October 27, 2022, 06:07:54 AM by Nikolay »

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Re: Moving multiple connection lines without loosing connection
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2022, 08:49:41 AM »
Did you not try using the pencil tool?  Select the connector, then hover the tool over it.  Inflection points should appear.  Left click on the point, move to next inflection point, then <shift>  +  click to add additional point to selection.  It's same technique as selecting vertices of a rectangle.   I know this works for lines.  Thought it did for connectors, too.
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Re: Moving multiple connection lines without loosing connection
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2022, 09:30:40 AM »
I was unable to select multiple points on a connector... Does it work for you?

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Re: Moving multiple connection lines without loosing connection
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2022, 09:57:44 AM »
Unfortunately no... it doesn't work. Tried your advice. Is there really no such function? so weird)

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Re: Moving multiple connection lines without loosing connection
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2022, 03:09:25 PM »
Finally had a chance to fail my advice.  So it's "no, cannot move multiple nodes" on a dynamic connector.

Even if you could, the embedded code would easily regenerate routing as it prefers with some drawing change.  He dynamic connector needs to be red envisioned from the ground up.
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Re: Moving multiple connection lines without loosing connection
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2022, 04:42:53 PM »
Could something be done by using an intermediate connection point? No time to check at the moment, and away/busy all weekend.
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Re: Moving multiple connection lines without loosing connection
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2022, 01:39:16 AM »
WRT dynamic connectors... You can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear.
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