Set line jumps for connectors

Line jumps help you follow a connector’s route more easily when it crosses unrelated connectors.

Line jumps
Line jumps visually indicate that a connector is not related to a connector that it crosses.

To configure line jumps for a connector

  1. On the Design tab, click the Page Setup dialog box launcher.

    Page Setup launcher

  2. In the Page Setup box, click the Layout and Routing tab, and under Line jumps, configure options and sizes.

    Configure which connector lines have jumps and their style.

    Add line jumps to lets you specify which lines jump. For example, assign jumps to all horizontal lines, or the line added more recently.

    Line jump style lets you specify the shape of the jump, such as a smooth arc, a gap, a square, or a multi-sided arc.

    Use the sliders, or enter numbers, for Vertical size and Horizontal size to specify the size of line jumps for vertical and horizontal connector lines.

    Move the sliders or enter numbers to set the sizes of line jumps.
  3. Click Apply or OK.

To remove line jumps from a drawing

  1. On the Design tab, click the Page Setup dialog box launcher.

  2. Click the Layout and Routing tab.

  3. Under Line jumps, in the Add line jumps to list, select None.

    Select None to eliminate line jumps from connector lines.
  4. Click Apply or OK.

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