Getting Started

How to select a specific draw.io folder to save a diagram to?
You can create a draw.io diagram in a specific Google Drive folder by selecting that folder in the Drive interface,       pressing the new but...
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 9:03 AM
How to navigate around a diagram?
Use the right mouse button or hold the control key and use the left mouse button for panning. Alternatively click and move the blue rectangle in the Outli...
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 9:21 AM
How to group and ungroup shapes and connectors?
Select the shapes and connectors and click Group (Ctrl+G) or Ungroup (Ctrl+Shift+U) in the Arrange menu. The Group or Ungroup buttons can also be found in ...
Wed, 2 Jan, 2019 at 8:40 AM
How to add/remove layers in a diagram?
Use the Layers dialog via menu View, Layers (Ctrl+Shift+L).
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 9:33 AM
How to add pages to a diagram?
Pages are added or removed automatically based on the size of the diagram, simply drag a shape to an area where a page does not currently exist to create ...
Tue, 30 May, 2017 at 7:19 PM
How to change the language of the menus and other text?
By default draw.io uses the language of the browser installation. Is it possible to override that setting? Step-by-step guide There are menus to chang...
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 10:39 AM
How to use Tags
You can use the tags function (in Extras, Tags) to show/hide elements based on tags in their metadata. Here is an example (use Edit, Edit Data or Ctrl+M to...
Sat, 2 Mar, 2019 at 2:10 PM
How to work with placeholders?
Placeholders can be used in labels and tooltips to reference properties of cells or ancestors, including the properties of the diagram. The vars URL paramet...
Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 at 12:32 PM
How to connect shapes?
There are 4 ways to connect shapes: 1. Focus/Mouseover: Ctrl+Drag or click blue arrow or Ctrl+Drag connection point 2. Drag and drop: Drag fro...
Sat, 10 Mar, 2018 at 2:08 PM
Basic diagram manipulation
On the left hand side are a number of symbol libraries, from which you can choose shapes to build your diagram.  We will use the General library, if it is...
Fri, 13 Oct, 2017 at 12:02 PM