Manipulating Nodes in the Diagram

Once you have added a node to the XML pipeline diagram, there are several ways to manipulate them, as summarized in Table 84. You might want to use these operations to simplify the XML pipeline's layout, perhaps before saving an image of the diagram. Changing the diagram layout has no effect on the XML pipeline's definition.

Rotate ports
You can rotate the ports on nodes clockwise and counter-clockwise, 90 degrees at a time.
  • Rotate ( Clockwise or Counter-clockwise) buttons on tool bar
  • XML Pipeline > Rotate ( Clockwise or Counter-clockwise) on main menu
  • Rotate ( Clockwise or Counter-clockwise) on shortcut menu
By default, Stylus Studio places nodes where you drop them on the canvas. For a more uniform layout, you can use Snap-to-Grid. When this setting is on, dropped nodes shift (snap) to the closest vertical and horizontal grid axis. Snap-to-Grid is available regardless of whether or not the grid is displayed on the XML pipeline canvas.
  • Snap to Grid button on tool bar
  • XML Pipeline > Snap to Grid on main menu
  • Snap to Grid on shortcut menu
Table 84. Ways to Manipulate Nodes

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