How is Layout Order calculated?

Feb 3 at 4:20 PM
I am interested to know how the Layout order is calculated. What other parts of the dataset does it use? So if I filter by layout order what is it telling me?
Feb 4 at 5:02 PM

Thank you for the interest in NodeXL.

Layout order is a user settable property of a vertex.

The rank position in Layout Order governs only the sequence in which a vertex is drawn.

It can be set via the Autofill Columns feature in the NodeXL>Visual Properties>Vertices menu.

It could be used to ensure that large objects get drawn first so that smaller objects are not occluded.