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Manage white space editing in a network diagram

White space editing in network diagrams is limited to the reshape of diagram features, that is, moving diagram features and editing vertices along diagram edges.

Editing a diagram feature automatically edits other visible features topologically connected or related to it. For example, moving a diagram junction stretches all connected diagram edges. Moving a diagram polygon container moves all its contents at the same time.

  1. Activate the network diagram you want to edit. Do one of the following depending on whether the diagram currently open:
    • For a stored diagram which is not already open, run the Find Diagrams function on the Network Diagram contextual tab or on the Data contextual tab of the Utility Network contextual tab set to easily find and open the diagram you want to work with.
    • For a diagram which is already open, click a map view that references the desired diagram. If the map view is not related to a diagram map or is related to a diagram map that references several network diagrams, then click the desired network diagram layer in the Contents pane.
  2. Use the Move tool Move to move a diagram feature as follows:
    1. Zoom in to the diagram feature you want to move.
    2. On the Edit ribbon, click the Move tool Move and select the diagram feature you want to move.
    3. Drag it to the desired location.
    4. Click Finish Finish on the Editing contextual toolbar

    • Moving a diagram junction stretches all connected diagram edges.
    • Moving a diagram edge moves its from and to diagram junctions and stretches the diagram edges that connect them.
    • Moving a diagram polygon container moves all the related containers.
    • Moving any content diagram feature causes the related container to be redrawn around all its contents.

  3. Use the Vertices tool Edit Vertices to edit vertices along diagram edges as follows:
    1. On the Edit ribbon, click the Vertices tool Edit Vertices.

      The Modify Features pane appears.

    2. Select the diagram edge you want to edit.
    3. Drag any vertex to the desired location.
    4. To add a new vertex, click the Add Vertex tool Add Vertex on the Editing contextual toolbar and click the diagram edge at the location where you want to insert the new vertex.
    5. To delete an existing vertex, click the Delete Vertex tool Delete Vertex on the Editing contextual toolbar and click the vertex you want to delete.
    6. Click Finish Finish on the Editing contextual toolbar.

    It is possible to edit vertices along diagram polygon containers. However, any diagram update will systematically recompute the diagram polygon container geometry so it displays as a rectangle around all its related contents.