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Selecting a Layout Type for Connection Lines

By default, as you connect two components that are positioned diagonally from each other in the Model Workspace, MapleSim automatically selects and then allows you to draw either an L-shaped or Z-shaped line based on the positions of the component ports. You can optionally specify whether all connection lines that you draw are L-shaped or Z-shaped.

To select a layout type

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In the Model Workspace Toolbar, click Set grid options  . The connection options menu appears:

    

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From the menu, select one of the following options:

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L-Shaped Connections: when this option is selected, all connection lines that you draw contain two perpendicular segments.

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Z-Shaped Connections: when this option is selected, all connection lines that you draw contain three segments. A perpendicular line segment is placed halfway between the components.

 

Select L-Shaped Connections or Z-Shaped Connections if you want to use a certain layout type whenever you draw a connection line. Use the Default Connections option if you want MapleSim to automatically determine which line shape to use based on the positions of the connectors in the Model Workspace.

When any of the three options are selected, as you are drawing a connection line, you can hold the Ctrl key (Command key for Macintosh®) to toggle between drawing an L-shaped or Z-shaped line. For example, if you are drawing an L-shaped connection line, you can hold the Ctrl or Command key to switch to and draw a Z-shaped connection line type instead.  

See Also

Connecting Components in the Model Workspace

Disconnecting Components in the Model Workspace

Rerouting Connection Lines

 

 

 

 

 


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