connection type - fluid as opposed to straight line - HowTo?

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Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:47 am Post

Hi,

If I'm overlooking the obvious, please point me to it, if not..

I was wondering if it is possible to add a 'waypoint' to a connection, and then have the connection line become 'fluid'?
Don't remember exactly from which application, must be some mind map application, I think Freemind + Freeplane have it, but I have grown used of it and most of all it makes maps much more organic, fluid.

Is this possible with Scapple yet?
If not, might it be considered as a future feature?

Erwin

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Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:07 pm Post

I'm not sure what that means in practical terms, but you can double-click on a connection line to add a note in between two others.
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:59 pm Post

Hi Amber,

Thanks for hopping in!
I'm aware of the feature to add a note between two others.

I've attached a couple of screenshots to better illustrate. (Tinderbox and Freeplane (Freemind))
I'm mainly interested in:
- connection 'shape', specifically the modification from 'hard straight line' to more curved, organic
- inter-connecting notes between 2 different scapple files. (connection from scapple A to scapple B)

Erwin

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organic link - Freeplane
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organic link - Tinderbox
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:52 pm Post

Ah I see what you mean. There aren't any plans for curved lines, algorithmic or with Bezier controls. But I'd say if anything the former is more likely than the latter, given the aim of the software being about not having too many controls and nodes to click on.
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