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Distribute Nodes


From the Layouts menu, you can select multiple nodes and redistribute them to improve visual clarity or for personal preference. You can select all the nodes in the topology to apply a distribution model, or you can select a subset such as edge devices or core devices.

Three models are available as described in Table 1.

Table 1: Node Distribution Models




Arranges the selected nodes in a roughly circular pattern with the nodes and links separated as much as possible.


Forces the selected elements away from each other and minimizes overlap.


Aligns the selected nodes in a linear pattern.


A shortcut is available to access the distribution options. Select the nodes on the topology map and then right-click on any one of them.