About Connectors

About Connectors

Connector anatomy

Dynamic connectors versus straight connectors

Built-in connectors

 

Connections are used in many types of CuteDraw drawings. You create connections by attaching, or gluing (glue: A property of shapes that causes them to stay connected even when one of the shapes is moved. When you attach a connector to a shape, you glue the connector.), one-dimensional (one-dimensional shape: Either a straight line you draw using CuteDraw drawing tools or a shape that has a beginning point and ending point and can be glued between two shapes to connect them.) shapes called connectors (connector: Any one-dimensional shape that can be glued between two shapes in a drawing to connect the shapes.) to two-dimensional (two-dimensional shape: A shape that has four selection handles that you can use to resize the shape proportionally.) shapes.

 

CuteDraw connectors stay glued when you move the shapes they're attached to. For example, when you move a flowchart shape that is connected to another shape, the connector adjusts to keep the two shapes connected. The type of connector you use and the type of connection, or glue, you use determine how the connection behaves.

 

Connectors show the relationships between shapes in a drawing. For example, in an organization chart, a manager shape has a connector between it and the shapes representing the manager's direct reports.

 

The easiest way to create a connection between two shapes is to draw it using the Connector tool . You can also use the connector shapes found in many CuteDraw library. Connector shapes in library are often tailored to specific drawing types associated with those library. Some connector shapes don't necessarily look like lines.

Connector anatomy

Built-in connectors

Interface