On 11 Aug 2003, email@example.com wrote:
>> From: Lars Clausen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Date: 2003/08/11 Mon AM 11:35:33 EDT
>> Nice rant:) I've toyed with the nothing of altering the handle system to
>> at least allow a 'drop line into object' style. It would indeed be nice
>> if you could attach anywhere. The only reason I see for the handles is
>> to have a way to attach 'prettily', i.e. exactly in the middle or
>> exactly at the corner. What's ERwin do there?
> It's not possible to detach the relationship lines from their entity
> boxes once the relationship is created. Relationships are created by
> depressing the appropriate tool, then clicking on the parent entity, then
> the child entity in sequence. Once the relationship line is created,
> drag is allowed anywhere on the line (there are no handles on the line),
> but the line always remains attached to its respective entity(s) until
> it's deleted, or the parent/child entity is deleted.
> I find it alternately useful/annoying depending on what I'm trying to do.
Not being able to change it would certainly be annoying in a Dia context; I
guess ERwin doesn't think of connections as first-class citizens, but
merely an indication that the two entities are related. Not a behaviour I
think we want to copy.
Lars Clausen (http://shasta.cs.uiuc.edu/~lrclause)| HĂ„rdgrim of Numenor
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