Linking Objects

To link between objects, click the Link icon in the Start tab to activate MAXMaps’ Link Mode. In this mode, you can’t select or move objects, but only create directional or non-directional linking lines between two objects.

Activating the Link Mode in the Start tab.

Objects are linked to one another by clicking on one object and dragging the connection line to the target object while holding down the mouse button.

If you later move objects on the desktop, the connections are preserved and move with the objects.

Creating linking objects

Linking lines can be adjusted in terms of their thickness, color, label and arrow direction.

Double-clicking on a line deactivates Link Mode, deselects the line, and opens the Properties window, where you can specify the appearance of the line. If the Properties window is already open, simply click on the line to begin adjusting the look.

You can also select several lines at once while holding down the shift key ⇧ and adjust their properties.

In the Properties window you can adit the appearance of a linking line.
Tip: As long as Link Mode is switched on but no lines are selected, you can define the default appearance of new lines in the Properties window. If you increase the style of the line and select a directional arrow with a spike in the Properties window, the next line will be drawn with exactly those properties.