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Connector Toolbar

The (Current) Connector toolbar provides a number of options for quickly modifying the properties, style and direction of a selected connector, showing and hiding the connector and/or its labels, and pinning each end of the connector.

Current Connector toolbar in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.



Explore > Portals > Show Toolbar > Connector

Current Connector Toolbar Options



See also

Connector Properties

Click on this option to display the '<connector type> Properties' dialog, on which you can view and edit the properties of the selected connector.

Shortcut: Enter key

Connector Properties

Connector Style

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the appropriate connector line style from the list. The options are:

  • Direct Route
  • Auto Routing
  • Custom Routing

Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+D



Connector Styles

Attach Note or Constraint

Click on this option to display the 'Link Relations' dialog, which you use to attach a note or constraint to the selected connector and to any other existing connectors in the current diagram.

Double-click on the Note element to display the 'Notes' dialog on which to type in the text.

Add a Note to a Connector

Show or Hide Connector Labels

Click on this option to display the 'Label Visibility' dialog, which you use to specify which of the eight possible label positions around the selected connector are to be displayed.

Hide/Show Labels

Show and Hide Relationships

Click on this option to display the 'Set Visible Relations' dialog, through which you can show or hide each of the relationships between elements within the current diagram.

Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+I

Relationship Visibility

Reverse Direction

Click on this option to simply reverse the direction of the selected connector.

Reverse Connector

Pin Connector Ends

Click on the down-arrow to select the end of the selected connector to pin to the source and/or target elements. The pinned end cannot be dragged off the point on the element border to which it has been fixed.

Some connector line styles (such as the Tree styles) are not compatible with pinning the connector ends; if a pinned connector is changed to one of these styles, the connector ends will be unpinned.


  • You can move this toolbar to any dockable position and it retains that position in subsequent sessions
  • You can hide or show the toolbar by clicking on the 'Explore > Portals > Show Toolbar > Connector' ribbon option