I have a state machine diagram that consists of a series of shapes, and many curve connectors that connect from the center of one shape to somewhere on the radius of another shape. There are many cases where for two shapes A and B, there are multiple connectors that connect the center of A to the radius of B. I have two problems:
When I create a new connector, visio always uses a straight-downward initial angle for the connector, even if the destination shape is above the source connection point.
Visio always creates excessive amounts of bend points in my curves, especially when it has to bend over backwards to accommodate an initial downward angle, and each of these bend points must tediously be deleted so that changing the initial angle doesn’t make the curve look insane.
When attempting to move the shapes themselves, visio replaces the bend points that I deleted.
The deal breaker is really point 3 above, since the only reason I’m even putting myself through using Visio is to allow for changes to the layout, but when it completely changes the structure of the connectors like this the value is lost.
Is there a way to prevent visio from adding bend points to my curves? I really only want the angular controls at each of the connection points, with no bend points unless absolutely necessary. At present I don’t know that that necessity exists.