Jumps don't apply to stencils?!?

While I'm incredibly happy to have solved one of my issues in MS Visio 2013, I really must ask;  the auto-jumper only applies to the generic connectors from the Home tab of the ribbon!?!

I'm an A / V technician and we use Visio constantly to create "simple" line drawings to help us explain projects to our clients.  The line jumps make the drawings look nice and neat, but why in the world can't the Connectors in the Stencil packs be set to behave the same way?  Is there actually a way to accomplish this, or do we have to fight with three separate objects for every line;  two connecters and a separate jumper?

Seems a little counterproductive.  Any advice would be much appreciated!  :)
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Chris RothCommented:

From MS' perspective it might make more sense. In order to do the line jumps, they have to modify thee connector shapes and draw in the jumps. in the wide, wide world of the Userverse, I think it would be difficult to presume when to add line jumps to any random geometry. But I agree that it would be useful to be able to specify this as a feature for a particular shape (e.g. a path that you drew!)

My observations on this:

1. I don't like line jumps, I think they look messy and old...
2. ...I do however like line gaps, which Visio's connectors also support
3. For AV wiring, you will go nuts using Visio's built-in Dynamic connectors, because they will re-route on you occasionally
4. I use a line pattern that is a black line, with white on the edges. You  can create a custom line pattern to do this. Visio 2013 has compound line styles, but I couldn't figure out how to get white on the outside of a "double line". This gives you gaps without having to edit any lines, cut them apart, or add overlays to fake the effect.

I've attached a screenshot and a .vsdx file:

White-border Custom Line Pattern Visio File


For custom line Patterns in Visio, start here:
Release the Power of Visio Custom Line Patterns

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