Lines not connecting to magnets properly anymore


#1

I’ve noticed that lines are not connecting properly to magnets on rectangles anymore. I’m convinced something is broken as I’ve used Omnigraffle for many years without this issue. The trouble started a few versions back and it’s just gotten worse.

Using Pro 7.12.1 (v198.5.0) on a 2017 Macbook Pro retina with Catalina 10.15.1

I’m using a UML class stencil where two rectangles are grouped together using the table command. The group has these Connections settings for Lines:
Allow connections from lines (check)
Connect to the group (selected)
3 magnets per side
Default object ranking

The line I am using for connecting:
Allow connections from lines (check)
Allow connections to other objects (check)
Allow shapes to become labels (check)
Route from object centers (unchecked) // I want to route to the magnets

Normally, I can just drag one end of the line to a magnet on one rectangle group and the other end of the line to a magnet on the other rectangle group and each end stays connected to its respective magnet. And, much of the time this works okay. But frequently I find that a line end simply refuses to connect to the magnet I drag to and instead either refuses to connect or jumps to some group elsewhere on the canvas. Infuriating!

Sometimes if I quit the application and restart the problem goes away. But, often it does not.
Can someone look into this?

(copying this message to support)


#2

I am seeing this also. Happened after the Catalina upgrade.


#3

I am also experiencing this problem. Some times it is just impossible to connect two UML Classes with a simple arrow from the same stencil.

I have to restart OmniGraffle to get it done. After I restart it, I can connect the two classes with a simple drag and drop of the arrow ending.


#4

Having the same problem.

Restarting OmniGraffle corrects the problem, although it starts to happen again on different objects, requiring a lot of restarting.

Environment is OmniGraffle Pro 7.12.1, MacOS 10.15.2, MacBook Pro 15" Mid-2015 2.8 GHz i7 Dual Graphics and using an external monitor.


#5

I am seeing the same thing. Restart helps it just a little while then magnets are not working again. Or only on some (unpredictable shapes). On Mojave here.


#6

We’ve identified an issue with this after duplicating a table. This appears to be fixed in the 7.12.2 test builds if you want to give that a try. If you still encounter this bug please let us know and if possible, send us a copy of the file. Thank you!