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Auto Route Layout

The Auto Route layout orthogonally routes connectors between the selected elements. The layout attempts to find the shortest path between the two connected elements while minimizing crossings. In this illustration, the original connectors are shown in red.

Showing a UML Class diagram where the associations between classes are automatically arranged orthogonally with minimized crossings.

Invoke the Autoroute layout



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Follow the general Layout Diagrams procedure, and at step 2 select 'Auto Route'.

Layout Diagrams


In the 'Cell Size (px)' field, type the effective connector separation in pixels.

When calculating connector routes, the algorithm divides the diagram into cells of a size determined by this field value; a smaller cell size results in connectors being placed closer together.


In the 'Element Margin' field, type the separation between connector segments and element borders, in pixels.