General Tips

General tips for draw.io

Import from Libre Office Draw is not supported
diagrams.net does not support any of the LibreOffice Draw file formats at this time (.odg, .otg, and .fodg).
Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 at 3:06 PM
Synchronize and merge external changes to your diagram
When you collaborate on a diagram, synchronize the changes made by others to merge them into the diagram you are currently editing. The manual Synchronize f...
Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 at 2:52 PM
Add rows to ERD tables, lists and UML classes
There are two types of shapes in diagrams.net where you can add new rows. ERD tables use the new extended table tools in the Arrange tab of the format pan...
Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 at 2:55 PM
Create custom shapes in diagrams.net using the text editor
You can create your own custom stencils (shapes) in draw.io by describing their geometry, connection points and styles of the components in your stencil in ...
Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 at 3:00 AM
Add line breaks in labels
You can add line breaks to shape and connector labels. Press Shift+Enter as you type the label text to add a line break. Open this example in d...
Fri, 21 Aug, 2020 at 10:43 PM
Edit colours in embedded SVG images
To be able to set the fill and stroke (line) colours of an embedded SVG via a CSS selector, add the editableCssRules key along with a regular expression wit...
Tue, 6 Oct, 2020 at 5:08 PM
Lock or unlock elements in a diagram
Locking elements in your diagram mean they can not be edited, connected to, or moved around the drawing canvas. Select the shape or shapes you wish to ...
Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 at 1:19 AM
Work with custom links
Custom links can be used where hyperlinks and links to pages are allowed, namely on shapes and (parts of) text labels. Note: This feature is not availab...
Tue, 12 Jan, 2021 at 5:38 PM
Use the SQL plugin to create an entity relationship diagram
This plugin should be used as-is, as an unsupported example for developers. Insert SQL code using the SQL plugin to automatically generate entity shapes...
Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 at 1:02 PM
Find shapes in your diagram based on their metadata or labels
You can find shapes and connectors by searching for their metadata (shape properties) or labels. Click Edit > Find. Enter the shape property you want ...
Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 at 4:12 AM