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Flowchart with a line hop
One key feature that I find missing in LibreOffice draw is the ability to have lines that are crossing each other hop/jump.
Obviously not automatically since then you'll have both lines trying to jump each other which will look silly but as a property of a line where you set that it should jump or not + the type of jump (round bridge, square bridge, line interrupt, etc.)
The attachment that I've added shows what I mean exactly with a line jump/hop (just so where on the same page).
With this report I want to submit a feature request for implementing this feature into LibreOffice Draw. I think it will be a significant enhancement of the abilities of the Draw application.
Thanks in advance.
I think these jums would be better off made as properties to _junctions_ between lines, not actually lines themselves.
It would really skyrocket Libreoffice draw in front of Ooo and let people leave Visio !
Please someone code it ! That would be awesome ! :)
Those hops would be a great help for wiring diagrams.
Overall, this would eliminate the current workflow of creating a line hop. Which is creating a graphic and thus painting over the line junktion.
As some have mentioned, this feature alone would allow us to create proper line diagrams (network architectures, etc.) using Draw. All other features are already in place (importing Visio, gallery for images in the sidebar, flowchart icons, etc.).
Now, I've submitted this enhancement request 3 years ago. What is needed to get this feature worked on? How can we get the devs attention to this request?
This was a frequently requested feature in the Draw survey . Arc'ed intersection is one known solution, the other is to intersect and indicate that by dimension lines, or the like.
*** Bug 99649 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 76872 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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A nice feature would be also to connect two lines together without adding a point between them (it should create the point it self).
(In reply to Martin Marmsoler from comment #8)
> A nice feature would be also to connect two lines together without adding a
> point between them (it should create the point it self).
Wouldn't that be a completely different use case? How is your feature handled in other programs?
>Wouldn't that be a completely different use case?
What do you mean?
In KiCad for example you can connect every line to everywhere of a second line and creates at the point where both of them are connected a connection point.
(In reply to Martin Marmsoler from comment #10)
> >Wouldn't that be a completely different use case?
> What do you mean?
> In KiCad for example you can connect every line to everywhere of a second
> line and creates at the point where both of them are connected a connection
I agree with Heiko, what you are suggesting is a different use case to this specific feature request for line hops/jumps. It helps those who use Bugzilla as a resource (eg. developers, QA, etc.) for their project work if issues/requests are filed as separate specific use cases.
However, your proposal for line connection points is a great idea and if you were to file a separate feature request for this I would definitely vote for it.
A developer might even be able to find a way of combining both features. (eg. two line types, one with jumps/hops and another with auto-connection points to existing lines) Not exactly an "Easy Hack", but surely doable.
I echo the sentiment of other users here requesting this feature. I would be able to leave visio with the addition of this feature to LO Draw. Please implement!
Hi All, Any update on this? Kind regards
I've been hoping for this feature for years which would let us entirely move over from Visio.
I use libreOffice Draw since day 1 and it's now a good competitor to Visio but this feature is really missing (I do a lot of network diagrams).
a status "new" for 6 years is quite unreal : could this be evaluated ? refused ?
Changing priority back to 'medium' since the number of duplicates is lower than 5
(In reply to Xisco Faulí from comment #16)
> Changing priority back to 'medium' since the number of duplicates is lower
> than 5
That's a weird policy? Isn't it a good thing that we don't create a lot of duplicates? To me that doesn't mean the feature is less important. It's crucial to able to use it in a professional matter and the last thing missing to fully replace Visio in the workplace.
(In reply to Jimmy Sjölund from comment #17)
> (In reply to Xisco Faulí from comment #16)
> > Changing priority back to 'medium' since the number of duplicates is lower
> > than 5
> That's a weird policy? Isn't it a good thing that we don't create a lot of
> duplicates? To me that doesn't mean the feature is less important. It's
> crucial to able to use it in a professional matter and the last thing
> missing to fully replace Visio in the workplace.
I have to agree with Jimmy on this. If LibreOffice Draw is to become an alternative to MS Visio, this feature is a must. I'm personally transitioning from Windows to Linux and good Visio alternatives are hard to come by.
You've got my vote!
Prioritization is needed and while I agree with this feature there are many other things to do. It's a tough decision nevertheless.
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