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How to add connection "pins" to custom shape?

I was attempting to draw some CMOS circuits. Unfortunately, there wasn't any ready-made stencils for CMOS.

Hence, I drawn a PMOS and NMOS just to try out. It was easy :)

But may I know how add "connection pin" to my custom shape? I mean the small red bubble which I can drag connection lines out of it.

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Hi- The connection bubble will automatically be around areas on your new custom shapes. You should be able to draw one out from edges of the shape, but since it is a custom shape, it may not connect to all parts of the shape. You may want to request this feature request on this feature request form.

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Good news for me! I found the MOS transistors stencil. They were mixed up with the Bi-polar transistors.

Bad news is, my custom shape could be comprise of "group" of lines. Lines don't come with connection bubble.

I know other shapes like square do have connection bubble and still connectable after blended into a custom shape. 

TeckSiong O 0 votes
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Hi- When attaching one end of a line to another end of a line, you may not see a connection bubble. However, you should see the option to connect when doing one end of a line to the middle of a line like in my image below.

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You can also create a free-standing line by pressing 'L'. This is a way to draw a line from any area on your canvas. I hope this helps!

Michele C 0 votes
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Hi,

I have kind of the same problem. I have added some images of some network equipment where there are some ports on. I would like to add some pin point so I can connect the images in a diagram using lines that comes out of the ports on the image.

How do I do that ?

Best Regards

Esben

Esben R 2 votes
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Hi Esben,

Thanks for reaching out! Make sure "Enable Line Connections" is turned on in your View settings and then you should be able to drag lines from shapes. 

Sara M -1 votes
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I think Esben wanted to have the línes connect to a custom place inside the image, and i am having the same issue

killian.deloof 2 votes
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Hi Killian,

Thanks for posting in the Lucidchart Community and I'm sorry you're experiencing trouble. I recommend that when you are creating your custom shape, you either add a line to your image or add a shape, such as a small circle, to indicate where you want lines to connect. Unfortunately, there is not currently a way to customize where lines connect on custom shapes. However, we're always looking for ways to improve Lucidchart and your feedback is the best way to do that. Do you mind adding your idea to our Feature Request Form? These ideas are passed on to our development team for future product improvements! Thanks and I apologize for any inconvenience. 

Paula C 0 votes
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I was trying to get started with lucid chart and ran into this same problem.  Do you have a set of generic shapes I did not fined with multiple connectos.  For example if I wanted to show 24 lines coming out of one shape is there an easy way to do that?

Tony F 0 votes
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Hello Tony,

Thank you for posting in the Lucidchart community! Unfortunately, there are no shapes in Lucidchart's default shape libraries similar to the one you're describing, but you can add lines to any shape, and should be able to add 24 lines to the shape you choose to use. As mentioned above, you can also create custom shapes to indicate where you would like lines to connect, but unfortunately cannot customize where lines connect on custom shapes. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.

Chase V 0 votes
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