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You can use a connector to join two elements together. Connector , located on both the Schematic and Draw toolbars, provides a convenient way to draw schematic diagrams and other types of drawings.

Connector  allows you to place connectors anywhere that you need them. You can connect lines, circles, symbols, or points in free space.

Some symbols are created with connect points. When you attach a connector to a connect point, the connector automatically attaches to the point at a predefined angle. Otherwise, the connector locates and attaches to a keypoint or point along any elements in the symbol.

The connect points appear as red circles with Xs. The keypoints appear as gray circles with Xs.

You can also modify the connector after you place it by inserting or moving a line segment, inserting or moving a vertex, or moving an element with a connector.

There are special connector styles that you can use in your diagram. On the Connector  ribbon, you can click the style that you want in the Style box. You can then draw a connector that displays the line style that you selected. For example, in documents based on the Process Block Diagram template, you can select Future and Phantom in the Line Style box on the ribbon. When you select Future and draw a connector, the connector appears as a dashed line.

When you select Phantom and draw a connector, it appears grayed out; the connector is highlighted when you point to it.

Besides line styles, you can also select line start and line end terminators on the Connector ribbon. The following connectors display some of the different types of terminators that you can apply.

See Also

Connector Command
Connector Ribbon
Place a Connector