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Create Custom Shapes

Brett B
posted this on November 27, 2013 04:04 PM

 

If you can't find a shape you are looking for, you can import a Visio stencil, an SVG file, a PNG or JPEG image, or create a custom shape in Lucidchart. Look through our quick tutorial for a simple walk-through!

Create a custom shape

  1. Create a custom shape by making a change to a standard shape (e.g., combining multiple shapes, changing the shape size or color, or adding an image to a shape).
  2. If you're combining multiple shapes, select all of them, then right-click and select 'Group'.
  3. Right-click again and select 'Add to Custom Shape Library'.

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  4. Choose an existing shape library where the shape will reside—or create a new library—then click 'OK'.

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  5. Name your shape, then click 'OK'.

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  6. Your new shape will appear in the Toolbox on the left side of the editor.

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Manage and share custom shapes

  1. Manage your custom shapes by clicking on the 'More Shapes' button in the bottom-left corner of the Lucidchart editor.
  2. Find your custom library under the 'Custom' category, then select it.
  3. Right-click on a shape to rename it, move it to another library, or delete it.
  4. If you're on a team, you can choose to share your custom shape library with your team by switching the 'Team Sharing' toggle to 'On'. 

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Related Tutorials

Import SVG Files

Import Visio Stencil Files (VSS)


Updated: 11/19/2014

 
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