draw.io for Confluence now with Gliffy Import

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2017-08-30T13:13:54+00:00 October 24th, 2016|draw.io|

draw.io is the most powerful diagramming add-on for Confluence. It allows you to create and collaboratively develop graphs and diagrams of any kind directly within Confluence pages: flow charts, network diagrams, organization charts, UML diagrams, mind maps and more. A second, mature add-on with similar features is Gliffy.

For customers who wish to upgrade from Gliffy to draw.io, or who want to run both add-ons temporarily or permanently, draw.io comes with a practical new feature: the Gliffy import. All diagrams created with Gliffy can be imported into draw.io and edited as if they were native draw.io diagrams.

Import with a click


From the Gliffy menu, you can export a diagram in the ‘Gliffy’ format.

The menu in draw.io has an import function.


In the resulting dialog, you can search for your saved Gliffy file and import it.


The imported diagram is now able to be edited just like any native draw.io diagram.


Import via Copy & Paste

Alternatively, you can import a Gliffy diagram using copy and paste. Right click on your Gliffy diagram to display the context menu, then select View diagram source


You can then select the diagram source text and copy it to the clipboard with the keyboard shortcut control/cmd-c. When you create a new draw.io diagram, you can paste the diagram source with the keyboard shortcut control/cmd-v to easily import the Gliffy diagram.

Useful for migration or evaluation

The new Gliffy import function is an convenient solution to quickly make Gliffy diagrams available in draw.io. Of course, this is only useful if you have diagrams that were created in Gliffy. It’s useful when evaluating the functionality and usability of both add-ons or operating both in parallel within Confluence. Currently the feature is in beta, but it will soon be released.

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If you want to learn more, you can test draw.io for free and without obligation in a Confluence or JIRA environment. JGraph and //SEIBERT / MEDIA have partnered to offer you the best technology and individual consultation and licensing from a single source. We are happy to assist you in the evaluation, licensing and adoption of draw.io – please talk to us!



  1. Thomas September 21, 2017 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    How about the support for Confluence cloud.
    I have quite a lot of Gliffy diagrams i would like to import into the draw.io confluence cloud add-on.

    I have tried to expor tthe gliffy diagram as a Gliffy.
    Then importing that into a draw.io diagram.

    All i get is a spinner and when done there is a blank diagram – i.e. nothing was imported

    I really hope that there is a simple solution since migration is key when moving from f.ex. Gliffy to Draw.io

    • admin September 28, 2017 at 11:00 am - Reply

      This issue is now resolved and your gliffy diagram will import correctly.

  2. admin September 21, 2017 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    There’s no mass importer for Confluence Cloud yet, unfortunately. Please email support.draw.io with the steps you followed and attach the .gliffy diagram you tried to import.

  3. Henry September 28, 2017 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Is it necessary that the Gliffy license is active or can gliffy diagrams also be imported with an inactive Gliffy license?

    • admin September 28, 2017 at 11:00 am - Reply

      It will work with an inactive Gliffy license

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