SmartDraw for Google Workspace

You can add the SmartDraw app for Google Workspace, so your team can create diagrams and add them to documents from inside Google Drive or any Google Workspace app like Google Docs. Create and share visuals more seamless where your team already works.

Get the SmartDraw App for Google Workspace

  • Install the SmartDraw app from Google Workspace's marketplace. Click here to go to the marketplace.
  • When prompted, agree to let your Google Workspace connect with SmartDraw's external service by clicking "Allow".
Get the SmartDraw Add-On

Get the Free SmartDraw Add-On for Google Workspace

You can also install the app from any open Google document or sheet. Click on the Extensions menu and select Add-ons and click Get add-ons. Search for SmartDraw and install the add-on.

Get the SmartDraw Add-On

Create New SmartDraw Diagrams Directly from Google Drive

Once SmartDraw has been added to your Google Workspace account, you can create new SmartDraw documents directly from Google Drive. Simply click on New, navigate to More and choose SmartDraw Diagrams.

Login with your normal SmartDraw credentials.

Draw your diagram or choose an existing diagram stored in your account and save it to Google Drive.

Create new SmartDraw diagrams from Google Drive

Open SmartDraw Diagrams on Google Drive

SmartDraw diagrams will appear with thumbnail previews in your Google Drive folders. To edit a file, navigate to it and double-click to bring up an app selection drop-down and choose SmartDraw Diagrams.

You can also right-click on the file, go to Open With in the modal that pops up and choose SmartDraw Diagrams.

Any changes you make to the diagram will be saved to Google Drive automatically.

Diagrams with previews in Google Drive Open a diagram from Google Drive

Add SmartDraw Diagrams to Google Docs and More

You can enhance any boring documentation or report with some eye-catching visuals. Create diagrams and easily insert them into any document or sheet in Google Workspace using the SmartDraw app. Make your reports and documentation pop with professional visuals and easy-to-understand diagrams.

In your Google Doc, go to Extensions, choose SmartDraw Diagrams and click on Insert Diagram.

Login with your SmartDraw credentials and create a diagram or choose an existing diagram to add to your document.

Add a diagram to Google Doc

Once you're happy with the diagram you want to insert, click the Insert Diagram button on the lower left corner of the SmartDraw modal to go back to Google Docs with your diagram inserted.

Insert diagram

Updating Inserted Diagrams

If you need to update a diagram, you'll need to update your document in your SmartDraw account first. Login to SmartDraw and update the visual. To refresh the diagram in Google docs, choose Update All Diagrams or Update Selected Diagrams under the SmartDraw Diagrams menu under Extensions and the service will go find the latest version of the inserted visuals.

Update inserted diagrams

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