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.

UML class diagrams in draw.io

The Unified Modeling Language or UML notation is probably the most well known and regularly used visual representation of programs that you'll find in software development. There are a wide range of diagrams to help you specify your data and processes before you start programming. They help you clarify requirements and limitations, speed up [...]

2018-10-23T17:36:15+00:00March 1st, 2018|draw.io|

Create UML activity diagrams in draw.io

UML activity diagrams model processes in more detail than use case diagrams. Use the UML shape library in draw.io to quickly and easily create your activity diagrams.

2018-10-23T17:36:15+00:00February 15th, 2018|draw.io|

How to quickly remove sensitive information from draw.io diagrams

Do you want to share the layout of a draw.io diagram but not the text, metadata or links it contains? It's easy when you use the anonymize plugin for draw.io - just one click, and draw.io replaces all text and labels within the diagram with random characters, and removes both metadata and links from all shapes, connectors and text elements.

2018-02-05T20:06:25+00:00February 8th, 2018|draw.io, Tutorial|

UML use case diagrams with draw.io

Use case diagrams in UML are used during the requirements phase of software development - they usually put the system requirements into a diagram format, and it's easy to see what actions a system must support at a glance. Of course, there will be many use cases for your system, and therefore you will usually [...]

2018-10-24T14:20:52+00:00January 29th, 2018|draw.io|

Create Venn diagrams with draw.io

You can use Venn diagrams to group,compare and contrast anything based on their shared or different traits. It's easy to create Venn diagrams in draw.io - there are several templates that you can choose to use, and you can even create extended Euler diagrams (spider diagrams) from our templates.

2018-09-06T15:12:13+00:00January 5th, 2018|draw.io|

Use draw.io to mockup your mobile apps

You wouldn't just start coding your mobile app without creating a few diagram mockups first.  And draw.io makes this easy! With a huge library of shapes for various devices and interfaces, you can create your app mockups with just a few clicks.

2018-01-31T18:15:36+00:00December 29th, 2017|draw.io, Tutorial|

Import and export VSDX files

It's easy to work with files of other formats in draw.io. One of the more common diagramming formats, especially used in large companies, is the .vsdx format. Because not everyone in the company has access to this diagramming tool, they can use draw.io to open, edit and export .vsdx diagrams.

2017-12-15T12:07:28+00:00December 15th, 2017|draw.io, Integrations|

Customizing the draw.io interface in Confluence Server

You can make diagramming faster and easier by customizing the draw.io interface in Confluence server instances. Do your diagrams need to match your corporate style? Are you sick of having to constantly set specific fonts or add colors to the palette each time you create a new diagram? Do you want to make a [...]

2017-12-15T08:15:28+00:00December 8th, 2017|draw.io, Tutorial, Videos|

draw.io is now available as a Trello Power-Up!

draw.io is now a Trello Power-Up! Just like how diagramming can be used in a huge range of situations, Trello is a powerful and flexible tool that can be used for any and all types of projects, from marketing, HR and sales, through to software development and technical documentation. The world is becoming increasingly [...]

2017-12-15T08:14:46+00:00November 27th, 2017|draw.io, Integrations, News|

Using anchors within draw.io in Confluence

If you are using Confluence, I'm sure you have extremely long pages, somewhere within your intranet.  Anchors can make a long page more readable. You don't want to have to scroll through the whole page to get an overview from the many headings. Use draw.io to spice up a long Confluence page and capture the attention of your users.

2018-10-05T15:03:07+00:00November 9th, 2017|draw.io, Tutorial, Videos|