FAQ

How to create and use custom libraries?
Creating custom libraries Although draw.io provides an extensive set of default libraries, there may be times when you would like to use symbols that ar...
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018 at 2:55 PM
How do I use the draw.io environment
  The Menu and Tool Bars The functionality and support options are subdivided into six main menus, which are to be found in the top menu bar. Directly...
Mon, 16 Oct, 2017 at 9:32 AM
How do I use the Format Panel?
Grid By default, a grid of dots is displayed on the work area, in order to help with alignment. Toggling this tick box switches the grid on and off...
Fri, 7 Dec, 2018 at 6:34 PM
How can I request a feature?
Create a new one or vote for existing ones here.
Wed, 8 Aug, 2018 at 11:48 AM
How to customize shapes?
Let us start by adding a rectangle from the General library menu.  Click the rectangle shape (the top left shape), drag it somewhere on your diagram, and th...
Mon, 16 Oct, 2017 at 10:13 AM
How to use Insert Functions?
The toolbar is located immediately below the menu bar, and contains a variety of useful functions.  These functions can all be accessed in other ways, but a...
Mon, 16 Oct, 2017 at 10:19 AM
How to use Arrange Functions?
Let us start by looking at the ways in which you can quickly build up collections of diagram elements.  A number of commonly used arrangements are availab...
Mon, 16 Oct, 2017 at 10:29 AM
How to alter shapes?
Rotating Shapes When you create a new shape, it always starts off oriented in some way relative to the page. For example, a cylinder will always appear ...
Mon, 16 Oct, 2017 at 10:32 AM
How to use Connectors?
There are two ways to attach a connector to a shape, which we will look at now.  We can create either an anchored connection, or a floating connection. ...
Mon, 16 Oct, 2017 at 10:50 AM
How to work with Metadata?
Editing File Metadata A draw.io diagram can be represented using XML metadata, and it is possible to view and edit the metadata file associated with a d...
Mon, 16 Oct, 2017 at 11:08 AM