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Dear Thortspace … Is it possible to select a Thort, and list all its connections via Paths?
“Is it possible to select a Thort, and at the bottom of the screen list all the connections via Paths (to both groups…
Not precisely, no it isn’t. But there are a bunch of things that you can do that I think would achieve a big part of what you’re after here.
First a definition: In Thortspace, a path is a continuous series of connected path-steps of the same path-type. A path-step is a single connection of a given path-type that connects a thort to another thort, or a thortgroup to another thortgroup or a thort to a thortgroup.
I’ll start by saving creating a new arrangement (so that I can leave the current layout in tact as it is).
See other articles about arrangements: here:
(8) How to … store the same set of thorts in multiple alternative Arrangements and switch…
I’m not sure whether these thorts should stay where they are or go into a group on their own …
Dear Thortspace … a question about ranking / prioritization
“I know it’s possible to rank or prioritize thorts within a group (love that feature!). Is it possible to have thorts…
Now, in desktop versions of Thortspace, and while in my new arrangement, if you hover the mouse over a path-step, the entire path will highlight.
Then if you right-click on the path-step, you will select all the thorts and groups that are connected by that the path which that path-step is part of.
Now Control-Right-Click (Command-Right-Click on Mac) in some empty space on the sphere, and all the selected thorts will move to that place.
I will save this as an arrangement.
Now I have 3 arrangements — the original, and then one arrangement which turns each of the paths into a group:
Next I will create a fourth arrangement and click the “Group By” button at the bottom of Categories tab:
This puts all the thorts on the sphere into groups according to their category in the currently applying category set.
For more about categories and category sets see:
(4) How to … apply Categories to thorts in Thortspace
Classifying his thoughts about the holiday will help Andrew see more clearly what he’s thinking.
How and why to … use Category Sets in Thortspace
More basic information about using Categories in Thortspace is on the link immediately below. If using Categories in…
Initially the groups will be spread around the sphere, but I’ll bring my two groups together. Now I have four arrangements:
- Group by the blue path
- Group by the yellow path
- Group by the categories
Combinations or arrangements and viewpoints can be saved into Journeys. See:
(10) How to … Present and Publish the thinking you’ve created in Thortspace (Part 1)
Part 1 is about how to create and view Journeys in Thortspace
I hope some of the above goes some way towards address your requirements. Please let us know what you think. Many thanks for the great questions and comments!