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In Altium Designer I want to connect multiple wires in one junction but program doesn't allow me to do that and when I move to any components, wires get triangular shape. I want to just 90 degree movement of wires. I looked the schematic preferences and couldn't find correct settings.

Which setting parameter is for this purpose?

Here is a example what i mean

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I want to connect multiple wires in one junction <--Connecting multiple wires (more than 3) to one junction is bad practice. \$\endgroup\$
    – Andy aka
    Jan 14 at 15:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Drag mode is set with SPACE (while dragging). \$\endgroup\$ Jan 14 at 16:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ To avoid the angled wires you circled above the Ground connection, move the Ground symbol left or right to avoid the four-way junction. You should avoid four-way junctions as they can easily be misunderstood to be wires crossing without connection. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 14 at 17:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ Regarding the 90 degree wire , as much as I remember you can press space while holding the wire to change the angle of wiring \$\endgroup\$
    – Ergophobia
    Jan 14 at 19:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ Shift-spacebar will toggle 90, 45, any angle modes. \$\endgroup\$
    – qrk
    Jan 15 at 1:52

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Altium converts your junctions for a reason. Cross junctions are difficult to interpret, especially when printed and possibly photocopied.

You can manually place your connections to avoid cross junctions, for example by moving your ground connection:

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You can change "Convert Cross-Junctions" setting in the schematic preferences.

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