General Tips

General tips for draw.io

Embed mode
If the embed=1 URL parameter is used, the client runs in embed mode and the page will send a "ready" message to the opener or parent when the pag...
Sun, 24 May, 2020 at 7:04 AM
Supported URL parameters
The following URL parameters are supported in diagrams.net in the precedence order as described below: Settings open=prefix+ID: If location hash propert...
Sat, 30 May, 2020 at 8:34 AM
How to embed an SVG representation of a image in an HTML page?
Embed > SVG is used to create SVG markup for embedding in an HTML page (or a service such as Blogger). The SVG markup does not have external dependenci...
Tue, 28 Feb, 2017 at 3:52 PM
draw.io viewer shows "Invalid License : User mismatch"
Problem All diagrams show the text (or translation of) "Invalid License : User mismatch" in the viewer on Confluence pages or JIRA issues. S...
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 10:54 AM
draw.io viewer shows "Invalid License : Version mismatch"
Problem All diagrams show the text (or translation of) "Invalid License : Version mismatch" in the viewer on Confluence pages. Solution Yo...
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 10:55 AM
Comparing Embed/Export Formats
Here is a comparison between HTML, SVG and image embed/export formats: HTML SVG Image Requires JavaScript Yes No No Uses System Fonts Yes Yes No ...
Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 at 8:31 AM
How to publicly publish a copy of your draw.io diagram
Note: If your diagram is stored in Google Drive, please see this article instead. You can create a URL that contains the draw.io diagram data within the...
Fri, 9 Jun, 2017 at 2:01 PM
How to select multiple shapes?
To select multiple shapes using the mouse: Shift- or Cmd+Click to add/remove a shapes to/from the selection. Shift- or Cmd+Click, drag, release the mou...
Mon, 12 Feb, 2018 at 10:03 AM
Snap to Anchor Points
To snap to anchor points for floating connections, check "Snap to Point" in the style of the vertex or edge: This will result in straight connec...
Wed, 30 Oct, 2019 at 9:39 AM
Disable Resize of Cells in Groups
To disable resize of cells in groups (ie. make Ctrl+Resize default) use recursiveResize=0 in the cell style (Ctrl+E)
Sun, 12 Mar, 2017 at 1:33 PM