Issue 50971

Summary: Connector lines should arc/hop over other perpendicular (unrelated) connectors
Product: Draw Reporter: ibennetch <ibennetch>
Component: formattingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: abifenix, aveselinov, issues, klear101
Version: 680m109   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows 2000   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---
Description Flags
example of a connector 'hoping' over another. none

Description ibennetch 2005-06-20 03:23:12 UTC
When two connectors cross (as perpendicular lines), they currently simply cross 
at a right angle. It would be very useful to have (as an option, perhaps?) the 
ability to make one connector hop over the other in the form of a short arc. 
Microsoft Visio and several CAD programs support this behavior which is 
commonly used in electrical diagrams of all sorts. See the attachment for an 
example of what I mean if it's not clear. Thank you for a fine product.
Comment 1 ibennetch 2005-06-20 03:23:54 UTC
Created attachment 27320 [details]
example of a connector 'hoping' over another.
Comment 2 christian.guenther 2005-06-21 18:18:15 UTC
It's an enhancement.
Comment 3 psantucc 2006-09-14 15:51:19 UTC
*** Issue 50971 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 4 mbayer 2009-09-17 17:36:01 UTC
*** Issue 81290 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 klear101 2011-03-29 22:42:55 UTC
I need to prepare line diagrams for electronic installations.  The lines represent patch cables etc. crossing over each other as they connect different components.  These crossings are very confusing without the line jumps other programs put into these types of diagrams.
Comment 6 aveselinov 2011-03-30 13:03:09 UTC
Is there any planned integration for this enhancement into the OpenOffice project?
It's really useful for creating line diagrams.
Comment 7 Axcho 2013-04-18 20:15:17 UTC
This is a great feature. I would like to see this feature in a future.