I’m looking for help in getting the green dots for attaching connectors to appear.
I’m using VP to draw wiring diagrams, which may not be its primary purpose, but it is a fantastic tool for this. It’s hard to figure out some features though, since most of the support material is about functions I’m not using.
When I mouse over just about any shape in my diagram, I see a number of glowing green dots around the edge of the shape. I can drag these away to draw a connector. There are also usually 4 arrows on the shape which behave similarly. When I do this, the connector always exits the shape in the same direction, even if I move the shape so that the connector now has to make a turn to maintain that direction. This is desirable since it makes rearranging my diagram fast and predictable. When you’re making a wiring diagram from scratch you spend a lot of time rearranging it!
However, the green dots only appear right after I launch VP. When I first open my diagram, I see green dots on every single shape, but after a few minutes, they’ve mostly gone away. Even when they do appear for me to start drawing a connector, they never show up on other shapes for me to attach the “other end”. Instead my connectors end up pinned to the perimeter of the shape. I must set waypoints to force the orientation I want, so when I move the shape, the waypoint stays where it was, which means I must always adjust it separately. This makes a lot of extra work and sloppy connector routing.
I’m using VP desktop on Windows. Is there some way to get the green dots back? Have I accidentally triggered a different mode that disables the dots? Can I force them to display with a keystroke or setting?
I’ve tried using the magnet and sweeper, but those tools are too broad for the kind of changes I’m trying to make.