When you first open Gliffy diagrams you'll notice that our shape libraries live on the left hand side of the editor. All new accounts start with: Basic, Flowchart & Swimlane shapes pre-selected. Scroll to the bottom and you'll notice an Images section. This is where you'll be able to upload custom images and shapes. Have a Business account? You'll also have access to advanced UML & Wireframe shapes.
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LIST OF GLIFFY SHAPE LIBRARIES
Basic & Flowchart
- Swim Lanes
- Your Uploaded Images
- UML: Class
- State Machine
- Use Case
- UML 1.0
Business Process Modeling (BPMN)
Amazon Web Services (AWS Simple Icons)
Website & UI
To Add Libraries
If you'd like to add a library of shapes to the sidebar, simply:
1. Scroll down to the bottom of the page
2. Click on More Shapes
3. Select your libraries of choice from the dialog box
To Remove Libraries
Click on the X symbol; you can always add them back in later.
To Organize Libraries
Grab the three-line symbol to the left of the library name and arrange your libraries into the order that works best for you.
To Hide All Libraries
Click the arrow symbol next to More Shapes. You’ll be able to bring them back anytime.
Pro Tip: If you need to find a shape fast, type the name into the Search Shapes bar at the top of the shape library section. You will be able to scroll through all the available matches and select the one you need.
LIST OF TEMPLATES
We have dozens of pre-made templates that you can edit and build on, including:
- Business Process
- Fun Stuff
- Network Diagrams
- Org Charts
- Site Map
- Software Design & UML
- SWOT Analysis
- Venn Diagrams
To Access Templates
Go to File, New, select the folder most relevant to you, choose your template and click Open. In this section you will also be able to find and open the diagrams you’ve created.