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Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)

Reading Time: 2 min How to use the scratchpad in an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) to copy and automatically link complex container shapes in draw.io.

By |2020-04-17T10:26:29+02:00August 25th, 2016|feature|

Need a quick org chart?

In the advanced library of draw.io, there are 4 auto-layout containers at the end of the library. There are vertical/horizontal tree/flow layout. When you connect shapes within these containers they are automatically laid out. Ideal if you want to create a quick org chart. Vertical tree layout container animation

By |2016-08-03T23:42:57+02:00August 3rd, 2016|feature|

Extracting the XML from mxfiles

The default format for saving diagrams was changed some time ago from raw XML to XML compressed using standard deflate. The main reason for this was that when Google's server are struggling a compressed file has a much better chance of writing. That said, the raw XML may be useful to see how the [...]

By |2020-04-17T10:28:27+02:00August 3rd, 2016|feature|

Quickly swap shapes

You can quickly swap a shape in-place in draw.io. Drag the new shape from the library on top of the old shape until you see the swap icon appear, then release. Swapping shapes in-place in draw.io

By |2016-08-02T00:16:13+02:00August 2nd, 2016|feature|

Specialised language fonts

Some fonts are created to provide a good output for specific character sets, at the expense of the Latin character rendering in that set. In draw.io you can, attempt to, use any font you wish. Select a shape(s), select the text panel on the right, click the font name, select custom and enter the [...]

By |2016-07-29T17:36:59+02:00July 29th, 2016|feature|