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Thinner patch cords

Oct 28 2011 | 1:25 pm

I know other people have been complaining that the new patchcords are too thick, and I must agree. I just realized while patching that it's not only a matter of taste but really also readability, so I thought I'd give an example.

For years I've never used aligned patchcords, because I like to see where things are going and aligning them makes it worse imo. In a sense the new curvy patch cords are really nice, since it looks clearer and more natural than the old straight cords I think.

However because of their thickness you run into trouble. Now sometimes I cannot see where things are going with no way of solving that! See the example below. With old style straight cords this would be completely clear, but now its becoming confusing and unreadable.


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Oct 28 2011 | 1:31 pm

I agree…

Oct 28 2011 | 1:54 pm

Hi Thijs,

You can disable curved patch cords via Options/Preferences/All/Patching. I found that this helps in terms of readability.

Oct 28 2011 | 3:46 pm

Thanks I should have searched for it better. The straight cords are indeed more readable in that situation, but I still would really prefer curved cords if the width could be slimmer.

Maybe I just have to get used to them. It does make cord selection easier.

I just discovered the enable/disable for patch cords. Nice little feature.

And select all -> remove all segments :D Thanks for that! No more clicking every cord 6 times when cleaning someone else’s patch.

Nov 27 2011 | 6:19 pm

I think thinner lines would not change anything particular to that problem. But I agree, I would like thinner lines in general. And if they would become thicker while hovering over their connections, that would help a lot. At the moment you would need to click to see a specific connection.

Btw. I use segmented patch cords in patches like in your example. You can arrange them in a way that clarifies the connections. Others use colors for the patch cords…


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