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De-activating auto connection of lines?

De-activating auto connection of lines?

(OP)
I'm using Visio 2007... I'm putting lines around certain items to form a rectangle, polygon,  whatever. Even though I use individual lines Visio always auto connects the lines and makes it into a contiguous shape. Helpful sometimes, annoying most of the time. I usually need to bump one of the lines out slightly to fit more stuff in and you can't do it.

Is there a way to defeat this feature? I've tried some of the options in the various menus, nothing seems to work. Or is there a different way to draw that won't act this way?

This would be similar to EXPLODING a polyline in AutoCad.

RE: De-activating auto connection of lines?

You might want to play with the "Snap and Glue" settings.
From the menu  Tools->Snap and Glue

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RE: De-activating auto connection of lines?

(OP)
Thanks Cajun,

But that didn't work, I turned the Snap and the Glue off...still does it.

Is there no way to "EXPLODE" in Visio?

RE: De-activating auto connection of lines?

If the line segment is not selected Visio won't join it with the next segment.  So you can draw one segment, click anywhere on blank space to de-select that segment, then draw the next, and so on.

Peter
 

RE: De-activating auto connection of lines?

(OP)
Thanks Peter!! That works.

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