I recently had the chance to do a short apprenticeship (Praktikum) at //SEIBERT/MEDIA. It was fantastic, filled with lots of great food, fantastic co-workers, and useful experiences. One of those experiences was to try out draw.io in Confluence for the first time and compare it with some of the other tools.
One of the most common questions we get is "Why should we switch from Gliffy to draw.io?" There are many reasons why, and one of the most important (other than draw.io's unbeatable price), is that you'll save a heap of time every time you work with a diagram!
There are many times when you simply want to update a diagram but don't want to change any of the text on a page within Confluence. That's easy to do with draw.io: Simply hover over the diagram while you are looking at the page in view mode to display the diagram's toolbar, and click the edit button.
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Custom libraries make working with your own graphics and icons a breeze. You can quickly and easily import your own libraries and use your custom shapes. Alternatively, you can create a custom library from an existing diagram, as you will learn how to do in this exercise.
You're ready to start creating more complex diagrams! You should be comfortable inserting and formatting shapes, drawing connectors and inserting text. Plus in the last exercise, you used some more advanced formatting to create your tree. In this exercise, you will create a flow chart, with a very important theme - drinking coffee!
Now that you've learnt how to insert and modify shapes, add text and use connectors, it's time to put it all together. In this exercise you'll learn some more advanced formatting options by using the format panel on the right hand side.
Now that you are comfortable modifying an existing diagram by editing shapes, it's time to build one from scratch. You'll need to add shapes from the symbol library, draw connections between the shapes, and add text to both the shapes and the connectors.
In this draw.io exercise you aren't just changing the colors, but you will change their shapes, sizes and rotations, as well as copy multiple shapes.
Once you know how to create a draw.io diagram, and add draw.io diagrams to Confluence, the next step is to edit one!