Sorry, I didn't see the shorter connection.
When I try (and I am no MEP expert), with the routing method it adds a connector based on default tool settings for the pipe bend and pipe take-off and then adds an extra piece of pipe to joint them, leaving the original pipe in exactly the same position and slope as it was.
In other words it simply connect the pipes with new pieces.
With the stretch method, it again adds a take-off and bend based on the default tool settings, but then just stretches the pipe and and adjusts the end height to join the connection - so the slope of the original pipe will be adjusted.
I don't get an extra piece of pipe as shown in your image.
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