FAQ

Add and remove layers in a diagram
Use layers to add structure to your diagrams and make them interactive. Click View > Layers or press Ctrl+Shift+L / Cmd+Shift+L to display or hide the ...
Thu, 17 Dec, 2020 at 10:13 PM
Use Dropbox to store diagrams
Dropbox is a popular cloud platform for storing and sharing files. You can use your Dropbox cloud account to store your diagram files. Dropbox limits th...
Wed, 30 Sep, 2020 at 7:18 PM
Predefined placeholders
Each shape in a diagram can contain metadata or custom properties - extra information about those shapes. These custom properties can also be used to de...
Fri, 20 Nov, 2020 at 7:31 PM
Open and edit diagrams stored in Dropbox
Make sure you have logged into your Dropbox account and authorised diagrams.net (draw.io) to store and edit diagrams stored there. Go to app.diagrams.n...
Wed, 30 Sep, 2020 at 7:16 PM
Use diagram version control in Dropbox
Moved to https://www.diagrams.net/doc/faq/dropbox-diagram-revisions
Sat, 10 Apr, 2021 at 4:23 PM
Enable third-party cookies in your browser
Cookies are pieces of data stored by web browsers that websites and applications can use to remember a web browser from one request to the next. There are f...
Tue, 9 Jun, 2020 at 3:37 PM
Supported location hash properties
The location hash property - the part after the # sign in the URL - is used to reference a diagram file stored in a specific location. It uses a leading cha...
Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 at 7:04 PM
Print and fit a diagram to a page
When you print a diagram, you can choose to fit it to the page, or print it across multiple pages. Select File > Print from the menu in diagrams.net to...
Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 at 5:47 PM
Move a shape only horizontally or vertically
Hold down the Shift key when you click and drag to move a shape to move it directly horizontally or vertically. This is particularly useful when you nee...
Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Insert CSV data and formatting information to generate a diagram
You can insert CSV data a along with formatting information to automatically generate a diagram. First, prepare the formatting information and CSV data usi...
Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 at 6:29 PM