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®, Outlook®, Google Docs, or Google Sheets. Or save your drawing to Dropbox®, Google Drive, or OneDrive®.

SmartDraw Enterprise also fully integrates with Microsoft SharePoint® and PowerPoint®. 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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Windows, Mac, and Online

SmartDraw is the only diagramming software that you can install behind a firewall on a Windows desktop and also run on a Mac and online.

And better yet, the online version is fully integrated with the Windows version. You can move seamlessly between them. 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® Import and Export

SmartDraw is the perfect alternative for Visio®. Import existing Visio® files and stencils 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 diagramming online or on a Mac, something Visio® does not do. You can also export any diagram as a Visio® file to collaborate with anyone who hasn't made the switch.

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