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, Sheets, or Slides. 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 for Google Workspace

Get the Free SmartDraw Add-On for Google Workspace

You can also install the app from any open Google document, sheet, or slide. Click on the Plus button in the Add-On Sidebar to the right of your main work area. Search for SmartDraw and install the add-on.

Install the add-on from the sidebar

Once installed, you can launch SmartDraw from the sidebar any time you want to create a new visual or insert an existing diagram.

Launch SmartDraw from the sidebar

The SmartDraw app, lets you do four things inside any Google Workspace app:

  1. Insert a new diagram
  2. Update selected diagrams
  3. Update all diagrams
  4. Switch Lucidchart diagrams in your document to their equivalent SmartDraw diagrams
Launch SmartDraw from the sidebar

Add SmartDraw Diagrams to Google Docs and More

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

In your Google Doc (this also works in Google Sheets and Google Slides), launch the SmartDraw Diagrams app from the sidebar and click on Insert Diagram.

Add a diagram to Google Doc

You can create a new diagram from one of SmartDraw's hundreds of templates or choose an existing diagram to add to your document.

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, launch the SmartDraw app from the sidebar and choose Update All Diagrams or Update Selected Diagrams in the SmartDraw Diagrams panel.

Update inserted diagrams

Create New SmartDraw Diagrams Directly from Google Drive

Once SmartDraw has been added to your Google Workspace account, you can also 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

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