About Kymberly Fergusson

Kymberly loves teaching and learning, and both are so much easier with diagrams! She originally studied programming, but shifted into technical documentation and then teaching languages. She's now happily diagramming and writing to help people learn and make their (work) lives more efficient.

Shape styles in draw.io

By editing key:value pairs in draw.io (Edit > Edit Style, Cmd or Ctrl+E), you gain complete control over how your shapes and connectors appear in your diagrams. There are hundreds of key:value pairs that can be customized - open these sample diagrams in draw.io to see what is possible.

2019-02-11T13:10:55+00:00February 11th, 2019|draw.io, Tutorial|

2018 is nearly at an end – have a lovely holiday season!

We've had a fantastic 2018! We've released plenty of useful new features and updates, and had fun meeting all of you at the various events we attended this year. We'd like to say a heart-felt thank you to all of our partners and customers, especially everyone who has given us feedback throughout the year, [...]

2018-12-27T09:32:44+00:00December 14th, 2018|draw.io|

What do you think about draw.io?

We want to make draw.io better for you! Help us focus our development on the features that you use or would like to see - please fill in the feedback form in this post.

2018-12-07T16:47:18+00:00December 7th, 2018|draw.io|

Use PlantUML in draw.io

PlantUML lets you specify your UML diagrams in a text format, which is quite a handy shortcut for programmers. draw.io allows you to insert PlantUML and Graphviz DOT code and automatically adds the diagram image to the drawing area.

2018-11-12T14:38:31+00:00November 22nd, 2018|draw.io, Tutorial|

Use draw.io diagrams in Google Docs

Diagrams are powerful - they make text easier to understand and make your documents look professional. Companies and individuals are increasingly switching to Google's free cloud-based office software and file storage platform. With the free draw.io add-ons for Google Docs and Slides, you can quickly and easily add your draw.io diagrams as images to your documents and presentations.

2018-11-09T15:09:00+00:00November 9th, 2018|draw.io, Tutorial|

UML diagrams – which diagram to use and why

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a diagramming notation (language) that lets you visualize systems and software. Here is how to use the 14 different types of diagram and create them in draw.io.

2018-10-26T12:26:30+00:00October 26th, 2018|draw.io|

Change a shape’s properties quickly and easily in draw.io

Create mockups faster with draw.io by editing a complex shape's properties. The new Properties panel lets you customise every aspect of your shapes, quickly and easily.

2018-10-19T12:02:43+00:00October 19th, 2018|draw.io|

Connector styles and animations in draw.io

Lines, connectors, arrows, transitions - these are the glue that hold diagrams together. Styling your connectors will help make your diagrams more readable, and that's easy to do in draw.io!

2018-10-08T17:01:54+00:00October 8th, 2018|draw.io, Tutorial|

UML state diagrams with draw.io

State diagrams quickly show which states lead to each other, and what triggers a change of state. They are easy to create with draw.io and its built-in UML shape library.

2018-10-23T17:36:15+00:00September 28th, 2018|Tutorial|