Do It Your Way: Customizing Diagram Settings in ABACUS

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Do It Your Way: Customizing Diagram Settings in ABACUS

Yes, I’m a geek at heart. I love a good hidden trick, or an “Easter Egg” you need to find in a game.

This isn’t quite an “Easter Egg” or a trick, but…did you know that this menu existed in ABACUS?

ABACUS: Do it your way

You can get to this menu of Options from the Tools menu.

Here are some of the most useful things you can do when customizing diagram settings:

  • Hide unused nodes in the Explorer window
  • Change how shapes/lines move on Diagrams
  • Stop connections from flickering on Diagrams

I like to work with ABACUS using the following Explorer nodes visible:

ABACUS: Do it your way

And the following Diagram settings:

And here’s the result…

ABACUS: Do it your way


– Luis Fernandez



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