Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.

Style Menu Section

The Style section of the connector context menu provides the following options:




See also

Line Style

Set the connector line style - options are:

  • Direct
  • Auto Routing
  • Custom
  • Bezier
  • Tree (Horizontal, Vertical, Lateral Horizontal or Lateral Vertical)
  • Orthogonal (with Square or Rounded corners)


Set the connector line style

Pin End(s)

Pin the connector start and/or end to the current position on the target element; a sub-menu displays to offer the options of pinning the start point only, the end point only, or both

Once one or both ends are pinned, a fourth option is available to unpin both ends



Bend Line at Cursor

Insert an anchor point on the line at the point of the cursor so you can change the shape of the line

Ctrl + Q

Insert an anchor point

Suppress Line Segment

Hide a segment of a connector so that you can view a part of the diagram that it crosses

To reverse the change, right-click on the connector and select the Show All Line Segments context menu option



Straighten Line at Cursor

Remove an anchor point on the line at the point of the cursor

(This is the exact opposite of Bend Line at Cursor, and (Ctrl+Q)  toggles the connector point between the options)

Ctrl + Q

Connector styles


  • Context menus vary slightly between connector types, and not all menu options are present on all connector context menus; the type-specific menu options are not always included
  • If two connectors cross, the later connector has a 'hoop' at the intersection, indicating that the connectors are crossing