ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology

Connection Points

How should diagramming software work? Is it possible to develop a diagram as quickly as the ideas come to you?

The innovative ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology included in ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful drawing tool that changes the way diagrams are produced. While making the drawing process easier and faster.

ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful tool that helps you create a process map diagram quickly and easily. Fine-tuning the objects in ConceptDraw PRO allows you to create a really professional finished article. ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology gives drawing connectors a smart behavior that provides quick and precise placement, allows for easy changes and automatic rearrangement.

A connection point is a special symbol on drawing shapes in ConceptDraw PRO. The connection point is intended as a target for connectors when working with objects in your diagram. By default, it lies exactly in the center of every shape, you can see this when the connection tool is selected.

There are additional invisible connection points in the center of each object’s side to facilitate making connections.

When using the connector tool you can make a connection by selecting a connection point of one object to another objects connection point. To verify you have hit the connection point it becomes displayed as a cross sign. Now your objects are connected! When moving objects inside of your diagram, connectors will stay pinned to the object’s center.

If you need to draw your connector from a specific point on an object that is not its center, you can create your own connection point. Just start drawing your connector starting at the newly selected connection point. The start point will become red; this means that a new connection point has been created. Now your connector is pinned to this exact point. This works if you create a new connection point at an object’s border.

You can easily disconnect a connector from any point and connect it to another one. The first connection point will be deleted automatically.

There is also a Point tool, this can be used if you want to start your connector inside or outside the shape you wish to connect to.

Sample 1. Common network diargam.

ConceptDraw PRO diagramming software provides vector shapes and connector tools for quick and easy drawing diagrams for business, technology, science and education.

Use ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with solutions from ConceptDraw Solution Park to create diagrams to present and explain structures, process flows, logical relationships, networks, and other visually organized information and knowledge.

Use Product:

  • Diagram Software
  • Business Diagramming Tool
  • Professional Business Graphics Tool
  • Technical Diagramming Tool

Use Technology:

  • Auto-connection mode
  • Connecting objects manually
  • "Tree" mode
  • "Chain" mode
  • Background objects
  • Connection points
  • Connecting groups of objects
  • Auto-routing
  • Connectors text
  • Snap to Guides
  • Quick. Smart. Perfect.



  • MS Windows™ 8
  • MS Windows™ 7
  • MS Windows™ XP

  • Mac OS

  • Mac OS X v10.8
    (Mountain Lion)
  • Mac OS X v10.7

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