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Canvas Tilt

With all the talk of #TeamVertical and #TeamHorizonal an idea emerged for diagonal orientation. Now, it's a funny idea at first glance, but actually having the ability to control the general organization of a workflow could be very helpful. Imagine if there was a dot or arrow like in word that would enable us to tilt the canvas to fit our screens better. Like below, but leaving the text horizontal.



This solves the problem with the Left Join anchors moving to the top and instead allows anyone to rotate their workflow to what fits the case.




Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team

Clearly a Grand Prix strategy...



I can't quite dismiss this as satire, so can you please provide a common enough use case where this would be helpful? As of now, you are 20% on your way to Product review - we're interested in seeing how this plays out. Thanks for your idea!


12 - Quasar

If this gets approved, please send my apologies to the developer(s) that work on this! 😁

12 - Quasar
12 - Quasar

I've reviewed the feature quite a bit and found a huge blocking point... At 45°, the canvas would have to invert.


The largest issue at hand is not horizontal vs vertical, but switching between H and V... It's all about that darn invert... I'm afraid this is probably more trouble than it's worth and while I'd love to see a better implementation of switching between the two instead of any degree of tilt along the way. 

19 - Altair
19 - Altair

We will need the ability to tilt 45 degrees and 225 degrees.... maaybe the tilt should be numeric to allow for 360 degrees of slope.