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Tools for Drawing Connectors

Add Connectors

There are 3 different types of connectors in Edraw Max, which are (Right-angle) Connector, Curved Connector, and Straight Connector. The connector means a connection line here.

quick connector tool

There are 2 kinds of connection points – the preset connection point and the floating connection point. Both can be used to draw connectors from a shape. But the preset connection point is fixed, while the position of the floating one is changeable on the shape outline.

connection point

A connection point is a special point on a shape that you can "glue" connectors and shapes. When you move a shape that is attached to another shape via a connector, the line will automatically adjust its angle to keep the two connection points connected.

connect shapes

To add connectors between shapes, follow the below steps:

  1. Find the connection point where you want to draw a connection line.
  2. Put the cursor above it, then the connection point and the cursor will look like as below.
  3. add connector
  4. Drag the mouse to draw a connector. You can change the direction or position of the connector by moving the control points on the line.
  5. add connector

Tip: The default connector is right-angle, so if you want to draw other types of connectors, you can hit on the Connector button and choose which kind of connector you want to use.

To select all connectors, right-click on the canvas and choose Connectors on the context menu.

To hide all connection points of the shape, uncheck Show Connection under the View tab. Then you will not see the preset and floating connection points unless you click the Connector button on the ribbon.

uncheck show connection

Connection Points Tool

To add a connection point on the shape, you can

  1. Select a shape.
  2. Click Connection Points tool on the drop-down menu of Connector.
  3. Hit on where you want to add a new connection point.
  4. Click to select the shape again and see how it looks like.
  5. add connection point

To delete a connection point, you can

  1. Click Connection Points tool.
  2. Click to select the connection point (it turns magenta).
  3. Press Delete.
  4. Click to select the shape again and see how it looks like.
delete connection point

To move a connection point, you can

  1. Click Connection Points tool.
  2. Click to select the connection point (it turns magenta).
  3. Press the left mouse button and move the connection point to the position you want.
  4. Release the left button, the connection point will be placed on the position you want.
move connection point