1 – Attack of the clones
So, you’re creating a brilliant diagram. You want to keep using the same shape, and you want everything to be lined up nicely and neatly. Sure, you could select the shape over and over and spend the extra time to manually line things up, but you’ve got a full schedule and a life to live. Time to harness the power of cloning.
But not just your normal, run-of-the-mill cloning! With this lesser-known draw.io shortcut, you can clone a cell and easily position it at the same horizontal or vertical axis:
Just hit Ctrl+Shift and drag the shape to clone it. When you do, you’ll recognize that you can only position the new shape either above/beneath or at the left/right side of the original shape. This way, you can easily stick to the horizontal or vertical axis and don’t have to reposition the shapes.
Easy. And no Jedi mind tricks required.