Google Drawings has handy connector points on most shapes. But sometimes there aren't connectors where I want, and complex drawings become really hard to work with as I'm resizing and moving things around.

Connector between shapes in Google Drawings

Is it possible to add a connector point to a shape so that it stays fixed at an arbitrary coordinate on that shape no matter how it's resized, moved, or rotated?

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You can draw a transparent shape over any other shape and group them together. This will give you some additional connectors, not ideal, but it works for me.

  • So ingenious! Works perfectly! I just make a large rectangle and stick a bunch of small transparent rectangles all around it, offset as I desire. I order the main one on top, group them, and now I have dozens of connection points to make a nice UML sequence chart diagram for software design! Mar 22, 2022 at 23:52

At this time it's not possible to add a connector points to a shape.


To expound upon @bavo's excellent approach, here is what that looks like:

This is a long yellow rectangle with a bunch of little transparent rectangles on top of it. I left their outlines so you can see them. I intentionally split the top-most and bottom-most little rectangles half on the yellow rectangle and half hanging off so that their middle point will be exactly on the corners of the yellow rectangle, thereby allowing a connection point to the corners, which normally do not have connection points.

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Once I make all the little rectangles fully transparent, and group the whole thing, you get this effect. Notice the 4 blue connection points that pop up, one on the corner of the yellow rectangle, due to that hidden little square underneath:

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Here is the final diagram with this principle applied:

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Edit this Sequence Diagram yourself on Google Docs here:

See my "Diagrams" folder and README in my eRCaGuy_dotfiles repo for this diagram template and more, as I add them.

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