Common Options

These options are common to all layouts.

  • Default—Routes relationships using the shortest straight lines.
  • Organic—Routes relationships organically to ensure that they do not overlap entities and that they keep a specifiable minimal distance to the entities. This algorithm will work correctly only if there is enough room between each pair of entities in the model.
  • Orthogonal—Routes a diagram's relationships using vertical and horizontal line segments only. The positions of the diagram's entities will remain fixed. Usually, the routed relationships will not cut through any entities or overlap any other relationships. Some relationships may be re-drawn after the user moves entities or, subsequently, added relationships may be drawn to fit the existing diagram.
  • Consider entity labels—Guarantees that entity labels will not overlap entities in the model.
  • Use existing layout as a sketch—Interprets the initial model layout as a sketch for the desired outcome of the layout process. The algorithm tries to identify the entities that should lie on an entity partition's circle boundary and maintain their cyclic order around the center of the entity partition.
  • Selected elements only—Applies settings only to selected elements and not all elements.
  • Multi-page layout— Displays the contents of a model in logical clusters across multiple pages, making them easier to view.

    Click the Multi-page layout button to activate this feature and let the Relationship Analysis Client distribute the contents accordingly. Alternatively, if you want the results to appear within a specific number of pages, enter the minimum and/or maximum number of pages onto which the contents should be distributed and then click the Multi-page layout button. The smaller the value in the Max field, the more quickly the results will be returned.

    Note: The Relationship Analysis Client may return more pages than you indicate as the maximum if the model contains a higher number of unconnected segments. For example, if you set the maximum number of pages to 5 but 7 unconnected segments are identified when you click the button and the algorithm is run, 7 pages will be returned. Use the arrow keys to scroll through the pages.