Create mermaid diagrams in draw.io for Confluence Cloud

We here at draw.io enjoy a good musical as much as the next person, but this post isn't going to be about that kind of mermaid (sorry, Ariel).  Enter mermaid syntax!  Mermaid syntax is a Markdown-inspired syntax that enables you to automatically generate diagrams in draw.io.  So if you are used to working in a [...]

By |2020-05-28T10:22:11+02:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: feature, integration|Tags: , , , |

Folding and moving trees in draw.io

With spring drawing to a close in most places around the world, it might be a great time to talk about trees.  Just like in nature, there are many kinds of trees that you can create.  Folding and moving trees in draw.io is easy and  I promise there is no origami involved in this [...]

By |2020-05-24T08:28:14+02:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: feature, learning|Tags: , , , , |

Learning draw.io part 2: Step-By-Step Guides

Learn draw.io step-by-step with our guides Last week, we talked to you about our video tutorials to help you get your feet wet with draw.io.  This week, we're diving deeper into draw.io and looking at our step-by-step guides designed to give you hands-on training. These guides are a great place to really get comfortable [...]

By |2020-05-24T14:54:34+02:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: feature, learning|Tags: , , , |

Learning draw.io part 1: Video Tutorials

April is a great month to kick off your draw.io learning With the way things are in the world right now, many of us are at home and perhaps have exhausted all the options we've had in terms of entertainment.  There is no better time, therefore, to learn something new! If you ever wanted [...]

By |2020-04-07T10:01:11+02:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: feature, learning|Tags: , , , , |

Diagramming in the fast lane with draw.io

The layout function in draw.io What exactly is the layout function and why would you want to use it? The real question is why wouldn't you?  You all already know that working with draw.io is easy and efficient but our layout function gives you the means to fly through your diagramming.  With a few [...]

By |2020-04-08T13:04:43+02:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: feature, learning|Tags: , , |

Taming workflow diagrams by linking to another page within draw.io

Sometimes creating a diagram for your workflows can result in something much larger than you anticipated.  You may have many details that get lost in the jungle of shapes.  Did you know you can tame your content by working across multiple pages within draw.io?  This means you can click a shape within your main [...]

By |2020-04-08T14:07:56+02:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: feature, learning|Tags: , |

Linking content in draw.io diagrams

Many of you have been asking which options are available in order to link content to shapes within your draw.io diagrams in Confluence. The answer is: There are quite a few!  Using this simple yet effective feature will help you extend what is already possible with draw.io. This post covers both the Cloud and [...]

By |2020-04-09T08:15:23+02:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: feature, learning|Tags: , |

Onboarding made easy with the draw.io Beginners Guide

Communication diagrams are another way to visualize the information more commonly represented by UML sequence diagrams. They are simpler than sequence diagrams and only show the messages that pass between the objects. See how you can create UML communication diagrams with draw.io.

By |2020-04-09T08:38:53+02:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: feature, learning|Tags: , |