Currently in 2D Draft mode when making a schematic I can add jumps to connector lines that intersect manually. But on P&IDs the convention is to not use jumps but just break one of the lines.
Is there a way to get Solid Edge to break lines like this? I show both examples below.
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I doubt there is an automated way. You could insert circles of the appropriate diameter at the intersection and on a layer you can hide, then trim the lines to the circles.
Maybe someone will come up with an easier way.
If I do use those jumps, is there an easy way to just make all the jumps invisible? THat might get me very close to the desired effect.
Now I'm confused. You could connect the lines on either side of the jump with a line on a hidden layer.
The problem, it seems to me, is that the "jumps" aren't a thing until you make them. Whether they are hidden circles or lines any way you do it will be laborious.
Is there software like Visio or something that understands "jumps". Maybe SE isn't the right tool.
We're kind of going in circles here. It's a chicken or egg thing. You have to decide how a jump will be defined: circle, line, block, whatever and since it will insert on a default layer anyway you might as well make it a layer called jump when you insert it rather than later.
In ST 9 a new type is added to the Connector elements that will solve your request.
All workarounds will be very time-consuming.
I know this will not help you in the moment.