The Patch Cord Menu

Patch Cord Contextual Menu

The Patch Cord Contextual Menu makes your patching life easier by providing you quick access to a number of useful patching activities with a click of the mouse. You can use the menu to quickly align, delete and route connections, create or delete watchpoints when debugging a patch, and even disable/enable a selected connection.


Viewing the Patch Cord Contextual Menu

  • Hover over a patchcord to highlight it and display the menu button, and click on the menu button to display the contextual menu.


The Patch Cord Contextual Menu displays

  • Menu items that let you delete, align, and route a patch cord or remove its segments.
  • Menu items that let you add or remove Monitor or Break watchpoints to the connection, and show/hide the watchpoint.
  • Menu items for enabling and disabling the patch cord connection.
  • A menu item to set the color of the patch cord.

Patching from the Patch Cord Contextual Menu

  • Choose Delete from the menu to delete the currently selected patch cord.
  • Choose Align from the menu to align the currently selected patch cord.
  • Choose Route Patch Cords from the menu to create a patch cord path that routes the connection to avoid overlapping external objects in your patch.
  • Choose Remove All Segments from the menu to remove any and all segments in the selected patch cord.
  • Choose Color.... from the menu to open the Color Picker and choose a color for the currently selected patch cord.

Debugging with the Patch Cord Contextual Menu

  • Choose Add Watchpoint - Monitor from the menu to add a monitor watchpoint to the currently selected patch cord.
  • Choose Add Watchpoint - Break from the menu to add a monitor watchpoint to the currently selected patch cord.
  • Choose Remove Watchpoint from the menu to remove any breakpoints associated with the currently selected patch cord.
  • Choose Show Watchpoints from the menu to display the Watchpoints Window

Disabling/Enabling patch cords

You can use the Patch Cord Contextual menu to disable a patch cord - to prevent it from sending data to the object to which it is connected.

  • Hover over a patchcord to highlight it and display the menu button, and click on the menu button to display the contextual menu.
  • Choose Disable Patch Cord from the contextual menu. The patch cord will be greyed out and display a button indicating that it is disabled.

Choose Enable Patch Cord from the contextual menu to re-enable data transfer.