Overlap-free Layout

For large complex maps, we often wonder whether some rearranging would clear all overlapping lines. Now this new utility helps finding out if a simple solution exists:

Advanced > Layouts > Check Overlap Need

If yes, we can move all red lines outside of the blue outline, and the result is overlap-free. The screenshot below shows this process half way. Click here to enlarge it, or click the picture for an interactive version to try out rearranging it yourself.

A map with colored lines: blue lines form a ring, red lines within cross green lines but not each other.

For your own maps, download the full open-source application.

See it also on YouTube here https://youtu.be/ScosmmmrmP8

Note that currently, this function is only available in the Java distributions .jar, not yet in the .msi or .dmg files.