Add Diagrams in Confluence

The free SmartDraw Connector for Confluence lets your enterprise teams collaborate and communicate better with visuals using the app they already love and trust— right inside Confluence.

You can easily connect to your existing SmartDraw account and access and embed any existing diagrams. You can use the same diagram on multiple pages and when the original is updated, all copies will be updated automatically. You'll have all the convenience of collaborating in Confluence without managing duplicates of diagrams or accounts. You'll control everything securely from your existing SmartDraw license.

Insert diagrams into Confluence

The benefits of SmartDraw's Connector for Confluence:

  • Easy access to files created with your existing SmartDraw account
  • Use the same diagram on multiple Confluence pages
  • When a document is updated, all pages that contain that diagram are also updated automatically
  • Reduce clutter and confusion by not creating copies of diagrams: you will always work with the actual file in your account
  • Import Visio and Lucidchart files
  • Extend value of your site license and get full access to SmartDraw files in Atlassian products
  • Central control of docs using SmartDraw enterprise account administration
Get the SmartDraw Connector for Confluence Free

How to Install and Use the SmartDraw Connector for Confluence

1. Have your Site Admin install the SmartDraw Connector into your instance of Confluence from the Marketplace.

  1. Log into your Confluence instance as an admin.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Under Atlassian Marketplace click Find new apps.
  4. Search for SmartDraw Connector for Confluence.
  5. Click "Get it now" to install your add-on.
Get the SmartDraw Connector for Confluence

2. In Confluence, you can now add the "SmartDraw Connector" macro by typing "/SmartDraw Connector".

Alternatively, you can find "SmartDraw Connector" from the + menu by clicking "View more" and searching for SmartDraw Connector.

Find the SmartDraw Connector

Click the SmartDraw Connector macro.

Click the SmartDraw Connector

3. Login to your existing SmartDraw account. If you have an account through SSO like Okta, you may want to login prior to launching SmartDraw from Confluence.

Login to SmartDraw

4. Pick a diagram you already created to attach to your issues or pick a new template to create a new diagram. Once you're ready to add your diagram, click Save to Confluence.

Add a SmartDraw diagram to Confluence

5. To update or edit the diagram, click the edit icon at the bottom of the inserted visual to launch SmartDraw again and make changes.

Edit diagram

Need a Standalone Confluence Diagramming App?

If you don't have a SmartDraw account yet, we have a SmartDraw app for Confluence that will let you create enterprise-grade diagrams using your Atlassian credentials that are stored as attachments on Atlassian's servers, not SmartDraw's. This app will also let you batch import any Gliffy diagrams you currently have. This app can be bought by your administrator on the Atlassian marketplace. Learn more here.

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