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 with the fundamentals of using draw.io within the context of Confluence.

Overview of the guides available

From adding your first draw.io diagram into your confluence page, to exporting and importing your diagrams, each guide is set up to take you through the process.  Learn a little each day or go through all 10 guides at once! Each of the guides shouldn’t take you longer than 10-15 minutes to go through, so if you want to learn draw.io basics quickly you could achieve this all before lunch.

  1. Add a diagram to a Confluence page
  2. Edit an existing diagram – change the colors
  3. Edit an existing diagram – change the shapes
  4. Work with text and connectors
  5. Create a tree diagram
  6. Work with the symbol library
  7. Create a diagram with layers and images
  8. Add links and tooltips
  9. Create your own library
  10. Export and import

How the guides are set up

The ten guides are self-directed and build upon each other so you can become comfortable working with draw.io and its features.  We designed the guides to take you through the process of creating a diagram from start to finish.  Within the guide, there are tasks that you need to fulfill in order to create your first diagrams.

There are also visual guides accompanying the tasks that show you each step, making it even easier for you to follow along.  When you’re done with one tutorial, you should see a link at the bottom of the page. This will take you to the next guide.


What’s Next?

You’ve gone through all of the 10 guides and are feeling ready to go forth and diagram, super!  Why not share the guides with your team and organization.  draw.io and Confluence are inherently collaborative which means sharing and having access to the same tools.  This is not only efficient but also helps keep everything you create uniform within your organization.

In next week’s post, we’re going to be giving you a quick peek into our Shortcuts so be sure to check that out.  How are you liking our series so far?  If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you.  Happy diagramming from draw.io!