The Tools menu provides access to a wealth of useful tools that can be
used to gain information about the currently edited document, modify
the document both visually and structurally, and create all-new graph documents
The ‘Create Graph’ submenu contains tools that create new graphs from scratch.
Creates a rectangular grid of nodes that is interconnected by edges.
Creates a randomized tree graph given the number of nodes, maximum depth,
and maximum child count.
Creates a randomized planar graph. The result will be presented as a planar
Creates a number of nodes and edges whose structure and position is randomized.
This tool can be used to define constraints for edge ends.
Allows you to fix an edge’s end to a specific side at the respective node or even
to explicit coordinates relative to the node’s center.
Defines groups of edge ends that are bundled to start at the same coordinates
at their respective node.
This tool can be used to select nodes, edges and bends by specifying various
A dialog as described in The Find Dialog will
be displayed. Finally, the resulting matches will all be selected.
Various tests and calculations on the graph structure are performed by this tool.
The results will be displayed in an information window.
Provides various measures for determining the relative importance of nodes within
the graph structure.
The results can be displayed in several ways.
This tool can be useful when complex graph structures must be visualized.
It can automatically assign different randomized colors to nodes. Outgoing
edges will be assigned the same color as their source nodes. By this, one can
easily find the source node for a given edge.
Reverse Selected Edges
This tool reverses all selected edges, i.e. the source and target nodes of
these edges will be swapped.
Layout Parallel Edges
This tool reroutes edges that have the same terminal nodes. These edges
will be laid out so that their edge paths run in parallel.
This utility can be used to layout parts of a graph manually. It provides
methods for mirroring, rotating and scaling graph parts.
Snap To Grid
This tool is capable of snapping nodes and bends to the grid. The grid can
be specified in The Preferences Dialog.
Fit Node to Label
Resizes the selected nodes, so that the node label is fully contained in the
bounds of the node.
Fit Label to Node
Modifies the label of each selected node to make it fit the bounding box of its node.
The size adjustment of the label can be achieved by changing the font size and/or introducing
line breaks at appropriate positions.
Creates an anonymous copy of the current diagram by removing images,
graphics, and label texts.