SmartDraw Features

Smart Formatting

SmartDraw's exclusive smart formatting lets anyone create professional-looking charts and diagrams with ease. Just click a few buttons. You can even build diagrams using only the keyboard. Insert shapes with simple keystrokes. Move them around on the page and everything realigns perfectly. Smart formatting gives you the confidence of a professional finish, every time. Choose from several attractive design themes or create your own. Add photos and images too. SmartDraw is the smartest way to create any kind of chart or diagram.

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Smart Templates

SmartDraw includes hundreds of templates so you can start drawing quickly. Eliminating the learning curve makes it fast and easy to create the diagram you need today. More than 70 different types of diagrams, charts, and other visuals are included. Whatever you need to create, chances are there's a smart template to help you get it finished in no time. You'll also get hundreds of examples that are fully editable too.

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Smart Integration

SmartDraw integrates easily with tools you already use. With just a click, you can send your drawing directly to Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®*, or Outlook®. Or save your drawing to Dropbox®, Google Drive, or OneDrive®.

SmartDraw Enterprise also fully integrates with Microsoft SharePoint®. You can publish a file to your SharePoint® server with just one click. You can also browse the SharePoint® server and check documents in and out from within SmartDraw.

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SmartDraw Cloud

SmartDraw Cloud brings the full power of SmartDraw to the web. SmartDraw Cloud allows you to create and edit diagrams in a modern web browser—whether you're on Windows® or Mac®. You'll get all the power and features of SmartDraw without the worry about device or compatibility issues.

And better yet, SmartDraw Cloud is fully integrated with the Windows version. You can move seamlessly between the Windows and Cloud versions. Start a diagram at work on your Windows desktop and finish it on the go on your iPad or Mac laptop. Only SmartDraw gives you all of these powerful features and options in one easy-to-use package.

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Visio Compatibility

SmartDraw is the perfect replacement solution for Visio®. Import existing Visio® files with just a few clicks and enjoy SmartDraw's power and ease of use. You'll be able to edit pages, ungroup symbols, change fill color, resize shapes and continue working on your Visio® diagram.

Like Visio®, SmartDraw lets you work behind your firewall, eliminating any security concerns you might have with web-only programs. However, it also offers the benefit of web-based diagramming when you need it, something Visio® does not do.

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*Full PowerPoint® and SharePoint® integration is only available in SmartDraw Enterprise.